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I have the Bully Dog Propane system and i've got a couple questions. I'm about to drive 2400 miles does it really help with mileage that much? Is it worth putting in or not?

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Does anybody have the system or something similar?

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dont know , need to add the cost of them both up and figure it out . herd you need to watch the egt's though .


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I've been wondering about this myself. Propane costs about 2.36 a gallon vs diesel at 3.39. How much diesel does the propane system save?


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I've heard you can get it at a big savings if you so its for alt fuel. Anyone else heard of that?

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I have heard that you may get around a 5mpg increase or so. Probably depends on the system and what not. Also heard that the propane last quite a long time since your only using a very small amount to aid in complete combustion of the diesel fuel, as long as your not using it to pull the sled 300 feet or so. hehe. I think it's a plus, in my book at least. I, however, would not use a 2400 mile trip to test out a brand newly installed. Just my opinion. I hope you have great luck with it. Put it in and let us know how it does for you.

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I heard it increases cylinder pressure which could possibly stretch head stud or blow a gasket.Might want to get studded.
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not that many of you are Banks fans, however their website has a rather decent explaination... in short: when considering MPG, it may get better mileage, however if you are spending $3 for diesel and $2.36 for Propane, the cost outweighs the MPG. I have looked into propane and wather/meth, decided not to go with it cause it costs more per mile, even though you get better MPG...
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Diesel world dec. 2007 issue - "propane injection real world tested"
"Any promise of great savings in fuel costs are probably hollow, unless LP can be sourced well below 65% of the price of #2 diesel.
same issue- shows dyno sheet for 2003 6.0 with 76 horse gain and 177 torque increase
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There is a great write up in last months diesel world or diesel power magazine, I can't remember which. It explained the pro's and con's real well. It also had a dollar figure where propane would have to be as far as being cheaper than diesel fuel to make it worth your while. IIRC propane has to be at least $1.50 cheaper to make it a wash and if the margin is greater thats when you're starting to save $$$. But don't quote me these numbers, they're off the top of my head. Read the article if you can.

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