Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kaneohe, HI and Jacksonville, NC
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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.
Early 99 crew cab long bed SRW
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