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propane conversion

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by shupach, Apr 24, 2001.

  1. shupach

    shupach 1/2 ton status

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    how hard is it to convert a gasoline engine into a propane run engine, after seeing the expected gas prices for the summer( 3 bux for regular), i wonder how much cheaper propane would cost vs. gas? and maybe even go to ethalalcohol but that seems hard to come by.

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  2. HarryH3

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  3. muddin4fun

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    They make kits for that I believe. Remember to run a tank of gas for every 3 tanks of propane to keep the seals good.

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    If you build the motor for propane you can get alot of power out of it. The BTU rating of propane is lower than that of gas so that is why you get less power and mileage. However propane has an octane of around 116. Just think of the compression you can have! That is how to get the power and mileage back up.

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