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Propane injection

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mud390, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. mud390

    mud390 1/2 ton status

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    What are the benefits of this setup? I understand the basic concept, but not the gains of it. It seems like you wouldn't be able to have a "performance motor" running on propane. The whole 100lb tank in the back kinda scares me too, but thats a different issue. What kind of fuel economy would you expect? Power? Drivabality? Thanks!

    Kris
     
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    Propane injection is found in diesels, to suppllemt for power and mileage.

    Propane injection is not found in gas engines. A chev 350 for example, is run strictly on propane or gasoline, or with the option to run either at the flick of a switch, called dual fuel.
     
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    How does it do for performance and drivabliity? What about the feasability and simplicity of the whole setup?

    Kris
     
  4. m j

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    incredibly simple and reliable
    higher octane rating then gas 100+ IIRC
    you can get the good stuff used/rebuilt for $400 for the engine side buit have to get your own tanks etc
    you want an OHG mixer!

    I havent dealt with this local guy but he has a good simple website

    http://www.propaneguy.com/

    if you deal with him and there are 'issues' I am close enough to knock on his door if required.

    downfalls of propane:
    -doesnt like extreme cold
    -availability, here there are many filling stations

    I have a friend that is alt fuel certified and did many big block dual mixer installs
    his boss had a 500", dual mixer, turbocharged, C6 gearvendored, lincoln.

    he did real sweet looking installs (unlike most shops) so I could try and get details from him for making it look clean and pro,
     

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