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Anyone ever heard of LNG conversion?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by spincast375, May 7, 2006.

  1. spincast375

    spincast375 1/2 ton status

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    liquid natural gas... what are the ins and outs of using it in a vehicle? anyone have any experience?
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    Isnt it the same thing as a propane conversion...?
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    They run a few buses on CNG up here, plenty of other fleet vehicles too. Fill stations are tough to find, and range is a big problem. IIRC the range is just over 100 miles...

    Rene
     
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    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    taxis around here are almost exclusively natural gas, they have there own filling stations at the taxi depots. public filling stations for natural gas are few and far between.

    If you're considering a conversion, make it LPG (propane)

    Propane & Natural gas are very similar, but not the same.
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    A lot of dust carts and light vans used by local councils over here were using natural gas a couple of years ago as a 'green' thing but they were so unreliable they've virtually all been sold off now or scrapped at a huge cost. I believe heat was a major problem along with induction system problems.
    LPG however is very popular here and reliable (and cheap too).
     
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    CNG is here...

    State of MA DPW cars and trucks use CNG ,at least many of them..there is a CNG filling station 2 miles down the street from me!..Ford Contours like mine are one of many Ford vehicles using the CNG fuel..some GM trucks too..

    I dont see any big advantage to it..it seems costly and complicated..figures our state government would use it..:rolleyes: ..I'd go with propane before natural gas,its not always in plentiful supply here in the winter..plus it costs way more..:crazy:
     

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