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ngv conversion

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by arq, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    has anyone done a natural gas conversion. i know in gasoline powered vehicles there is a ~10% loss in power.

    any benefits of doing this, ngv is a lot cheaper around here ~50 cheaper.

    ARQ.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    There is a couple of small diesel ferry boats here that run Natural gas...but i have no clue how it is done.

    I've also seen cars that have been converted from gas to natural gas. The drawbacks are short range and tedious fill-up times...plus very few stations carry it.

    It sure would keep the oil cleaner!

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    [ QUOTE ]
    has anyone done a natural gas conversion. i know in gasoline powered vehicles there is a ~10% loss in power.

    any benefits of doing this, ngv is a lot cheaper around here ~50 cheaper.

    ARQ.

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    Don't convert, just add.
    Add natural gas or propane injection and you will get better mileage and better performance.
     
  4. u2slow

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    Cummins has been playing around with a natural-gas. Still compression-ignition like a diesel, but I assume they use an entirely different fuel delivery system (injectors, pump, lines, etc.)

    Natural-gas (or propane) injection is probably much more feasible on the GM 6.2L. Supposedly works as a catalyst, enabling combustion of all the diesel, rather than just 70% (or so).
     
  5. arq

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    reson i ask is that it's cheaper, there is a fill station on my way to work.

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