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post #1 of 10 Old 08-24-2010, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Propane or natural gas...

I was wondering if its cost effective to use propane or natural gas as a fuel saver?
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As far as propane goes I would say no unless you are pulling a load VERY often. This is the only time that I could tell a difference that would offset the start up cost. If you are running as a daily driver with this truck I think 75-100k miles before any savings would start.
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That makes sense. I've only seen propane used as a power adder, I know in gas engine on the other hand use it as an alternate fuel, and natural gas.
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i wonder how natural gas would act if it were run like propane. it ha be had for about 96c per gallon equivalent a few hours south of me. last i checked anyway.

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Well in diesel power or diesel world mag there is a dura-**** running natural gas and claims to be gitting 43 mpg.
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Well in diesel power or diesel world mag there is a dura-**** running natural gas and claims to be gitting 43 mpg.
I believe that is 43 miles on a gallon of diesel while also burning several gallons of natural gas. I think you can go as high as 2:1 gas:diesel ratio. If you set it up to pull gas off your home line, or if it's cheap in your area (here in UT it is about .85/gallon equiv) then you can save some $$. Also, it burns more cleanly than diesel.

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What kind of damage or wear would running either of those put on your motor?
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I knew that I would have to run about that much natural gas. Dose anyone make a natural gas kit, or would I have to mod a propane kit?
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I knew that I would have to run about that much natural gas. Dose anyone make a natural gas kit, or would I have to mod a propane kit?
Diesel Natural Gas Injection - Diesel Tech - Diesel Power Magazine

They link to a kit in here

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Also check out this guy. Some installers here in St George, UT use his stuff. Lame website, but I hear good things.

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