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Old 02-26-2012, 09:19 PM
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Convert Chev Diesels to Propane

What would be the cost to convert diesels trucks including the tank in bed?
What is the outlook on the price of propane this summer?
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:37 PM
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I didn't think the converson from diesel to propane was possible. Doesn't propane need a spark to ignite the fuel? Diesel ignites from compression.

There is propane injections that boost performance of a diesel. Now a gas engine can be converted to run on propane.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:01 AM
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You can't go 100 percent CNG with a diesel, but 70% or so is possible.

Check out this article from Diesel Power Mag
http://www.dieselpowermag.com/tech/0...t/viewall.html

Here are the stations in Austin. Oklahoma has CNG at $.80 a gallon.
http://www.cngprices.com/index.php?l...ng=-97.7430608

I had a 100% CNG F150. Good trucks if you can find them.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:39 PM
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You can't go 100 percent CNG with a diesel, but 70% or so is possible.

Check out this article from Diesel Power Mag
http://www.dieselpowermag.com/tech/0...t/viewall.html

Here are the stations in Austin. Oklahoma has CNG at $.80 a gallon.
http://www.cngprices.com/index.php?l...ng=-97.7430608

I had a 100% CNG F150. Good trucks if you can find them.
I am pretty sure you can run 100% propane in a diesel.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:36 PM
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There may be a system for diesels to run 100% propane, but I have not seen it.

From what I have read about propane the Bully Dog system seems the best and uses fumigation. They say there is an ideal mix around 20% that adds power and economy.

I have a Duramax that I'm planning to add CNG fumigation system, run 70-80% CNG. CNG is cheaper and domestic. Should reduce my fuel cost to less $0.12/mile.

Any idea what 100% propane would do?
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I am pretty sure you can run 100% propane in a diesel.
How are you going to have ignation? Diesels ignite under compression. If propane compresses it tends to turn to liquid.

Propane will help with combustion of the diesel.
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The answer is yes you can put propane on a Diseal and no you don't need a spark plug to ignite propane. But I think I might wait for the NG kits.
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The answer is yes you can put propane on a Diseal and no you don't need a spark plug to ignite propane. But I think I might wait for the NG kits.
Where did you get your information?
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:23 AM
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Where did you get your information?
From the shop that has been installing them in Austin ...McCoys talked to the shop foreman that I work with on weekends. I thought I had seen a couple being installed a few months ago.
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Ok.

The only things I am seeing are blending kits... Not a full conversion. Good luck.
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