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Old 03-20-2013, 06:17 PM
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Bye now propane?

So I bought my truck a few months back from a guy over in Ohio ( I'm from central Indiana) any who, I kinda bought the truck sight unseen and trusted the guy. After getting home and looking over the truck I found a little blue box on the drivers side motor compartment up by the fire wall. I traced the steel braided lines, two lines to the intake and one to the rear of the truck up into the tool box. The box says "Bye Now". There is also three rocker switches in the cab. I called a previous owner of the truck and he said it was propane injection. Has anyone ever heard or seen of this? I know there are propane kits out there, but for the life of me I can't find any information on this. Help? Ideas?
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:08 AM
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propane is old school stuff, if I were you I would just pull it off and forget about it. It's run as a fuel when there is lack of fuel (when a bigger injector isn't available.) With modern technology fueling isn't an issue, people now think propane will make the truck act like the cars in fast and furious. Not even worth trying to research it, just junk it.
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"Bye Now" was/is the slogan over at TS performance, if you want more info on the kit I would contact them.

Personally, I wouldn't run propane... especially on a 7.3 too many variables with not enough pay off.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:26 AM
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If your going to remove it. I would be interested in buying it off you. pm me
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^ I would hope you would be putting in on the 6.9 in you sig, especially after it's been said that it is pointless on a 7.3 in modern times.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:35 PM
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I thought propane helped with economy. Or is it not a cost effective assist?
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:50 PM
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I thought propane helped with economy. Or is it not a cost effective assist?
It will help with your MPG of diesel, however you need to factor in the cost of the propane in that calculation.

In a nut shell propane, in addition to going boom itself, helps the engine burn excess fuel that otherwise would go unburned out the exhaust pipe.

Some of the problems are pre-detonation, basically the propane going boom where you don't want it... like your intercooler tubing etc. Also running propane increases cylinder pressure due to how to behaves in the head... if your running advanced timing your already running elevated pressures and if the presence of propane isn't properly taken into account bad things happen.

So you plan on running propane you tuning needs to take that into account.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:04 PM
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Really risks with propane out weigh gains in my book. There are reasons you don't see high HP trucks run propane.
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^ I would hope you would be putting in on the 6.9 in you sig, especially after it's been said that it is pointless on a 7.3 in modern times.
Most deffenantly.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:33 AM
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Thanks for all your input. Like I said I bought the truck with it on. Was told it was being built to be a pulling truck... Jake ill shoot ya a pm.


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