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Compressed natural gas on a 6.0

I work for a farmer here in Ohio that is now running c n g on his semis and is building a plant that will produce c n g for hog crap he is claiming it will cut his fuel exspenses by a 1/3 and add 100 horse to the motor he then said what do you think about putting it on your truck sounds great but I needed to get some more info from you smarter people first my truck is bulletproofed and all that so would you think I would cause more harm than good yo do this for him it runs all day and mixes with his diesel so its not being shot in like nos idk any ideas

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a gas drilling company is using it on their trucks 6.4's and 6L's. i guess it really works well from what i hear.

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Its the way of the future. We now have so much Natural Gas in this country that we are running out of places to store it. My last 3 work trucks were all CNG trucks and besides a very small drop in horse power their is no diffrence.I now have a 2012 f250 with 4800 miles on it and have filled the gas tank 2 times. The CNG tank runs me for 2 days up in the hills and cost about 7-8 bucks to fill. I dont know why the big 4 auto companies arent pushing this more. Im sure it all comes down to money somewere....

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I wanted to put it on my 6.0 since we have natural gas running to my house but the compressor to fill the tanks is expensive. And there are no fill stations within 50 miles of my house. So it would take years for me to recoup the setup costs.

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Ya sadly you reeley need this set up on like a new truck to get your money back. Ive heard anywere from 8-12k for the set up's

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Very effective kits can be had for ~$1800. Labor cost for install varies.. The tank is the most expensive part.

My tank is a 24.5GGE (21.6 DGE) Quantum 21"x60" Type 4 (~200lbs empty), expires 1/2033.. and was $4500 shipped.

I paid $700 labor to have everything installed.

My total outlay was $7000. With a 13.5GGE Type 1 (~500lbs) tank.. your cost for the tank could be $1500; lower if you find a used one with only a few years before expiration.

I am still messing with the % CNG. I will post some results once I get more data. There is a 3600psi, public CNG station 3/4 of a mile from my home.. @ $0.90/GGE so.. it made sense for me. I did this to a "bullet-proofed" 2004.
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