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post #1 of 14 Old 01-09-2011, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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propane injection

Has anyone tried propane injection on a 6.4? I was talking to a local mechanic and he was saying that if you do it right you wont smoke the engine. I'm looking for better milage on long trips and while towing so I don't want to do nos.
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i dont like propane at all.

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Why do you not like Propane?

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I'm interested in this too. I know a 6.0 guy that runs propane all the time (and gets mid 20 MPG doing it), sure the proapane aint free but with his titan fuel tank and the propane ,he has like a 1000 mile range.
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I was reading in one of the Diesel mags, about a Chevy with a dual regulated Propane systems and reportedly the truck got double that in the fuel mileage run.....

I realize there are some concerns and the fuel isn't free but to make a statement without explaination???? make me question why?

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Ya I read that article too. It's impressive what a difference it made. And im suprised nobody has done this with the 6.4.
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MOTOBLUE™ 100hp ProInjection 2008-11 Ford Power Stroke 6.4L part number DS800001 did a quick search and this is what i found, I wonder if there would be a problem running this with the black max?
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Maybe Rudy can comment on this???

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Propane is going to cause your EGT's to go up, which is not something that you want out of your truck. I do not recommend it. I can't see Rudy recommending it either. Too many 7.3's and 6.0's have had problems with it for me to be okay with it.

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What kind of problems are you talking about with earlier diesels. I have a Propane gen set Cummins engine full propane as a back up power source. Many wharehouse lift trucks run LNG or Propane small diesel engines w/o diesel.

Diesel has 147,000 BTU's
Propane has 1200 BTUs /cube ft. 2900 /gal

Diesel looks to have more energy /heat than propane gas/ liquid. If EGTs are rising what is causing the rise better burn of diesel or just people putting their foot in it too far.

Not disputing your claim just want more infor on your expirence with this. The I don't like it or other have had problems leaves a lot to discuss. It looks like some folks are having great sucess with this type of setup and some are not. I would like ot know what goes "wrong" with those who have not had favorable expirences. So far two have posted I would like your thoughts on the subject.

I would think as a catalyst to promote a cleaner and more complete burn if controlled right it would be a huge benifit. But if one is of the school of thougth where "a little it good, a lot is better excess is just about right" I could see major problems arising.

With alternate fuels power density is the issue the lower the cooler the burn the hight the more volital and hotter the burn from my understanding.

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