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    LPG / GPL Questions

    I recently bought a 2005 SRX in Italy. It came with LPG/GPL capability and I was especially excited in what I read online about the benefits of GPL. After taking a reasonably long trip to Monaco and NW Italy, I am really loving' it! Gasoline prices are about 1.83 euro/liter, while GPL is about 0.75 euro/liter. [I understand that GPL is only about 80% as efficient as gasoline, but still the savings are dramatic!]

    A couple of questions:

    1. Are there any special things I should know about running GPL?

    The salesman told me that I should run 100 km on gasoline for every 500 km on GPL in order to keep the valves lubricated. Is this true? Other thoughts/suggestions? [I also understand the underground parking limitations.]

    2. Could this car have come from the factory with the GPL option or is this definitely aftermarket?

    I've seen that perhaps half of the SRXs for sale in Italy have the GPL capability, so it made me wonder if this was an option on European models or if Cadillac owners all had the same idea!

    Thanks in advance for any information you could provide!

    Ben


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    Re: LPG / GPL Questions

    I can find no RPO that covers this. Ask the Customer Service rep on this forum for help.
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    Re: LPG / GPL Questions

    not sure if it's an option for the EU market or not but look at this picture from wikipedia, that's the same 3.6 engine we have in the SRX but it have something i've never seen in NA cars before


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    Re: LPG / GPL Questions

    Interesting.

    It's not a big deal. But I'd just like to know a little more about the particular GPL system on my car. Not just generic information, but things like fuel tank capacity, engine maintenance, driving instructions, etc. With so many GPL SRXs, I thought it might have been a factory option, but I couldn't find anything in the owner's manual. It's in Italian, though, so I might have just overlooked it!


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