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Old 02-27-2011, 08:08 PM
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Propane Injection for 6.0 Good or bad?

Hey guys, just wanted to know if anybody has used it or heard of it being used, my truck has the propane injection system installed already, I want to know if its a good idea as in power and economy, or is going to mess up my engine?

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Old 02-27-2011, 08:10 PM
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It depends on how you set it up.
If you run it for performance, the truck won't last too long. But set up for economy, I've heard it's good because it cools stuff down while towing.
I am no expert on it though, that's for sure
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my plan was mostly for performance so ill probbably take it off then jaja, thanks
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I thought propane makes your egts higher?
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I think it raises EGTs slightly and decreases engine temp.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:45 PM
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How does that work? I would think if egts are higher, everything surrounding the exhaust would become hotter... now I'm curious, could you explain please?
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When it comes to propane, I just reiterate what I've read. lol.
But I agree, that wouldn't make a whole lotta sense would it? Everything I've read about propane has told me not to use it.
So that's why I don't know much. I refuse to put it on my truck.
The flash point is sooner than diesel and is bad for all kinds of parts.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:21 PM
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Propane can be good

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The flash point is sooner than diesel and is bad for all kinds of parts.
Propane won't ignite until there is a spark, and the only spark in the cylinder is the igniting diesel. The propane helps propagate the combustion wavefront across the entire cylinder to assist the burn to reach completion, closer to full efficiency.

If there was no spark, the propane is happy to compress right back down to a liquid, like in your BBQ tank. (Although I think that might go bang when it hit the hot exhaust pipes)

The propane complements the diesel combustion already ongoing.

Unfortunately I haven't put anything on my truck yet, so I don't have personal experience with it, but I have a close relative who worked on dual/multi-fuel systems for large military road engines some decades back. This is not new or strange technology.
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I am running ATS Torque Pro 2000 on my 06 6.0 and it works great.
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Propane is for barbecues.
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