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Old 12-31-2012, 03:29 PM
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propane question

please excuse my ignorance I am brand new to the site and see there are a lot of very smart people here wow!!!! I am considering trying propane to increase power and fuel milage. Has anyone gone all the way and ran just propane, lets face it folks its a whole lot cheaper. Thank you for any insight, happy new year and I pray everyone has a safe 2013 Mikey
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:43 PM
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Im in oklahoma and there is a company that does Propane injections on diesel engines for more power and lower fuel costs.
They are very knowledgeable and can help answer your questions.

Oklahoma Liquefied Gas
(405)382-3356
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:34 PM
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thank you

I have done some research but I have not found anyone who has done the conversion. I am a bit of a skeptic so I do my home work before spending that kind of money. Thank you for the quick response.... happy 2013 be safe
Mike
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Im in oklahoma and there is a company that does Propane injections on diesel engines for more power and lower fuel costs.
They are very knowledgeable and can help answer your questions.

Oklahoma Liquefied Gas
(405)382-3356
Where in OK are ya? I'm in swokc
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:08 AM
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Where in OK are ya? I'm in swokc
They have several locations but they do the installations in Seminole, Ok.

Their web site is Oklahoma Liquefied Gas, America's Affordable Alternative Fuel they have some informantion on it, but you can call them they are frendly and are very helpful.

I was told that oklahoma has a state tax credit of 50% of the cost of converting a vehicle to run on propane, and I heard that diesel injections were included.
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The problem with any gas installation is that it will still average you about 75% of your recent diesel cost. You are not going to be able to run your diesel powerstroke entirely on propane. Only be able to run a mix per sei. So you go out and spend 3000$ (what the cost when I looked into was in California) for the equipment and then another 1000$ on install. Well instead of buying 100 gallons a month of diesel you will be buying 80ish and making up the rest with propane. Well the equivalent of 1 gallon of diesel in propane is about 2.70$ right now. So you just spent 4,000$ to save what seems like 1$ per gallon.
It takes 25 cents in diesel to drive a powerstroke 1 mile right now. So it would seem like in 16,000 miles you will make your propane conversion money back but in reality its not worth it. Really you may get away with at highest 15% propane injection and propane in my area is 3.49 for the equivalent of 1 gallon of diesel.
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Wow that's expensive propane. Its only $1.24 where I buy it.

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Wow that's expensive propane. Its only $1.24 where I buy it.

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it's $3.49 where I am at right now in Florida
it's $4.49 where I live (hawaii)
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