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post #1 of 11 Old 08-01-2008, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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CNG KITS

ive been looking and looking for some CNG kits for my 6.0. can anyone give me some good websites that have kits and pricing?? i have got to get some mileage out of my truck and i think this is best way for me.

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I think CNG has less energy than diesel, so improving your mileage this way won't work. If you just want to go farther without stopping another diesel tank is probably a better idea.
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no you run cng with diesel and they are getting 100hp and up to 50mpg. i have only found one guy making the kits so far. about 1200 plus tank.

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You will not save much money with a system like this unless you can get the cng real cheap-probably less than $2.50 per gal. When you figure in the cost of the system it will take a very long time to recop the money spent. What is the cost of cng? I'm paying a little more than $3.10 per gal. for propane.I am saving .03 to .04 cents per mile avg. no load. If pulling a 10k 5th wheel then up to .20 cents per mile. If you can save .03 cents per mile on avg. then after about 50k miles you will start to save money.
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cng is about 85 cents a gallon here.
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at that rate then a person could save some money with cng if the btu's are close to propane. I don't even know where to get cng in My area. I wonder what would have to be done to convert a propane system to cng?
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yeah its .85 here, thats why im thinking about doing this. i race bikes to i do travel alot. if i do it ill let you guys know how it works and all.

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LP(propane) has 2500 BTU's per cubic ft

Nat gas has about 850-1000 btu per cubic foot

Gas appliance burner orifices are much much smaller on LP tha Nat gas.

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LP(propane) has 2500 BTU's per cubic ft

Nat gas has about 850-1000 btu per cubic foot

Gas appliance burner orifices are much much smaller on LP tha Nat gas.
So if My math is correct cng has 35 to 40% the BTUs of propane? If so, you would need a 60 gallon or larger tank for cng if you were going any distance at all between fill ups of cng?

With the propane setup that I use I normally use about 1 gallon of propane per 100 miles. My propane tank is a 22 gallon tank thus about 2200 miles between fillups unless towing then about 1000 miles.

To save money with cng I think one would have to use much more cng per mile than I do with propane hence the idea of a larger tank.
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There is a big push here for CNG in vehicles since we are way below the national average for CNG. The local gas distributor has built about 10 or so filling station across our area. In area I mean 3-4 counties, so they are far from aroung the corner. I cant remember tha size of tank but they are saying a driving range of 200-250 miles for a 6 cylider sedan such as an Acccord or Malibu. It is a cheap way for local driving but you arent going on any trips out of the area.

Also you can have a filling station at your house for about $3,000, but that would take a while to pay for itself. Also the home station takes over an hour to refill a tank due to a small compressor and extremely high pressures.

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