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Old 10-23-2005, 11:01   #1 (permalink)
Doctor John
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CNG conversion

I use my F350, V-10, 4x4 on the farm for very short, heavy hauling.
Compressed Natural Gas is looking like a good idea for fuel savings and I
have 4 CNG gas cylinders on hand. I did a series of web searches and was
surprised at how difficult it is to get concise info as to what this
involves, and DIY possibilities. Anyone out there with ideas or links for
this? Thanks

John


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Old 10-23-2005, 13:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: CNG conversion

Installing CNG is not your typical D.I.Y job

thats probably why

Look at www.vialle.nl for more info

Its doesn't involve a F350 but shows you what's involved with a modern CNG
system


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> I use my F350, V-10, 4x4 on the farm for very short, heavy hauling.
> Compressed Natural Gas is looking like a good idea for fuel savings and I
> have 4 CNG gas cylinders on hand. I did a series of web searches and was
> surprised at how difficult it is to get concise info as to what this
> involves, and DIY possibilities. Anyone out there with ideas or links for
> this? Thanks
>
> John
>
>



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Old 10-23-2005, 16:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: CNG conversion

Doctor John wrote:
> I use my F350, V-10, 4x4 on the farm for very short, heavy hauling.
> Compressed Natural Gas is looking like a good idea for fuel savings and I
> have 4 CNG gas cylinders on hand. I did a series of web searches and was
> surprised at how difficult it is to get concise info as to what this
> involves, and DIY possibilities. Anyone out there with ideas or links for
> this? Thanks
>
> John
>
>



You should consider propane instead. It is a cleaner burning motor fuel
and easer to store and at much lower pressures and since it is kept in a
liquid state, you will get a lot more range to. CNG requires several
thousand PSI and has limited range, propane needs only a few hundred PSI
and conversion is easy.

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Old 10-23-2005, 21:01   #4 (permalink)
Agave
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Re: CNG conversion

From: http://www.hybridfuelsystems.com/

"In general, the price to convert a vehicle will include the conversion
system with prices ranging from $4,000 to $6,000, the cost of the fuel
storage tanks which can range from $200 up to $1,500 and the cost of
installation which typically costs $700 to $1,000. As a rule of thumb,
the higher the vehicle weight, the more expensive the system. The
typical passenger car or light-weight vehicle will cost in the $6,000 to
8,000 range which heavy duty over the road trucks can cost in the $8,000
to $10,000 range including installation."

Doctor John wrote:
> I use my F350, V-10, 4x4 on the farm for very short, heavy hauling.
> Compressed Natural Gas is looking like a good idea for fuel savings and I
> have 4 CNG gas cylinders on hand. I did a series of web searches and was
> surprised at how difficult it is to get concise info as to what this
> involves, and DIY possibilities. Anyone out there with ideas or links for
> this? Thanks
>
> John
>
>
>

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Old 10-24-2005, 08:01   #5 (permalink)
putt@webtv.net
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Re: CNG conversion

>I use my F350, V-10, 4x4 on the farm for
> very short, heavy hauling


If this is a farm truck, I'd ask the County Ag person for some advice.
He/she can steer you in the right direction. I'd think propane would be
a better choice, but how much money you will save these days, is
questionable. All fuel suppliers have us by the short-hairs......

I have seen CNG 'stations' mounted in folks garages. This little unit
hangs on the wall, is the size of a small shop-vac, and can refill a
tank overnight. I think what I saw was in Calif, but I don't remember
the cost of the unit. The user was pleased with it.....

NG is supposed to skyrocket this winter. It was 'up' there last winter,
and the talk is a 50% higher rate this time.......it's a good thing
we're all 'made of money', ain't it?

Dave S(Texas)

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Old 10-24-2005, 09:01   #6 (permalink)
Scott Van Nest
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Re: CNG conversion

One thing I remember reading is that on a propane conversion you loose some
HP. Not sure if that is true with CNG. But something to check into.

Scott
"Doctor John" <nospamplease@stabarnd.net> wrote in message
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> I use my F350, V-10, 4x4 on the farm for very short, heavy hauling.
> Compressed Natural Gas is looking like a good idea for fuel savings and I
> have 4 CNG gas cylinders on hand. I did a series of web searches and was
> surprised at how difficult it is to get concise info as to what this
> involves, and DIY possibilities. Anyone out there with ideas or links for
> this? Thanks
>
> John
>
>



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