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Old 01-24-2008, 02:16 PM
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7.3 to V10 to straight propane conversion?

Deep..well, maybe not so deep, in my shallow mind, I keep toying with the idea. My 03 E550 Beastie..Lord knows I love her, but with the price of diesel being so cheap and all (please note the tone of sarcasm) I've been wondering at the feasibility of swaping a v10 for the 7.3 and converting it to propane. I know power and mileage will suffer a bit, but was wondering. The maintence and overhaul intervals for propane powered engines are just awesome. Just wondering...any thoughts?
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Old 01-24-2008, 02:31 PM
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last time I filled my barbeque bottle I wasnt to impressed with the price of propane, and it didnt have road taxes added to it like you would pay for in a vehicle.

plus it takes me 45 minutes to get an attendant to fill my bottle... think about spending 45 minutes to an hour every time you needed to buy fuel.
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Old 01-24-2008, 02:35 PM
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You could buy a lot of diesel with the amount of money it would cost you to do the conversion.

Plus the trade off... an E550 has got to weight alot - I'm sure you would be getting horrible fuel mileage. And you'd have to deal with spark plugs... uuuuuggghhh gives me the heebie jeebies just thinking about it LOL.
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I had a truck that was fueled by propane once, never again!
The tank itself takes up a lot of space - mine didn't have a dash viewable guage, always had to look at the glass on the tank
Mileage isn't all that great
Price of propane has been getting right up there lately I've noticed
Sometimes finding a place to fill up was a pain

just my .02
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I'd go veggie first.
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:14 PM
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Unless your very high milage, then you'd be better off selling the truck and buying a v10 e550 and turning that propane. Propane is going up too, seems like taxi companies are putting demand for it more than before, or I didn't notice before.
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