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I have just brought a 2009 VW Jetta and it’s a great car, but have found out that the speedo reading is 9km/h out. I was told that if I changed to the winter tyre setting on the computer that it would bring it back in line, but it didn’t work. I was also told that it is within the legal limit. What can I do?
Changing the computer to the winter tyre setting should have made the speedo more accurate because it would have assumed a larger tyre was fitted. Being 9km/h out at 100 km/h is within the law provided the speedo doesn’t read slow.
There’s not much you can really do apart from perhaps fitting a larger diameter tyre.
Whenever the price of petrol goes up the Carsguide mailbox is flooded with requests from owners wanting to know if they can convert their cars to run on LPG.
Some have already asked the company that produced their cars if it is OK to convert, and in most cases the company has answered in the negative.
That’s not because their car can’t be converted, as all can be, but it’s because the car maker doesn’t want to assume responsibility for work they haven’t done themselves.
Your first port of call to find out if
If the company refuses your request, enlist the help of Consumer Affairs
there is a kit available for your car is www.lpgautogas.com.au.
There you will find a list of all vehicles for which a kit has been developed and approved.
If you can’t find your vehicle on the list it doesn’t mean there isn’t a kit available, or that your car can’t be converted. Some installers will offer to convert your car, sometimes at no charge to you, if they can use your car as a virtual test bed for the exercise.
Remember, though, that you become the test dummy when you agree to have your car used this way.
Before you convert your car consult a number of installers, and talk to their customers, before committing.
Remember that the car maker will void the new car warranty on anything part of the car that is modified in the conversion, so it’s important to talk to the installer about any warranty they offer on their work.
One reader wrote that he was still having trouble with the Eco Shot system that was fitted to his Ssangyong Musso ute in 2009