propane injection - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.4L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-09-2011, 09:17 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Soldotna
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 01-09-2011, 09:32 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,212
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i dont like propane at all.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 01-10-2011, 04:00 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Port Tobacco MD
Posts: 544
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Why do you not like Propane?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 01-10-2011, 05:57 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 488
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 01-10-2011, 06:02 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Port Tobacco MD
Posts: 544
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 01-10-2011, 12:33 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Soldotna
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 01-10-2011, 03:05 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 132
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 01-11-2011, 03:37 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Port Tobacco MD
Posts: 544
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Maybe Rudy can comment on this???
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 01-11-2011, 10:21 AM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor



 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 8,780
Thanks: 4
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 01-11-2011, 12:01 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Port Tobacco MD
Posts: 544
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors