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Old 08-18-2005, 12:27 AM
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Propane MPG?

My truck gets 10MPG on regular gas. If I swiched over to Propane would it still get 10MPG on propane? Or does it not work like that? Sorry if this is a stupid question.
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it would be mpp miles per pound. you would get about 15 to 17 miles per pound. if you find any info on converting to propane let me know i am very serious in doing it.
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So far this is what I have found.

http://www.gotpropane.com/p4.html#Ford
http://www.patooyee.com/

Based on everything I have read it seems like this conversion would save me about $80 a month

I've seen kits for $800.... that means in less than a year it would pay for it self.
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ok i'm interested. 800.00 is too much. i just went ot ebay you can get the mixer, converter,shutoff for about 100.00. then i priced the hose and fittings which is another 90.00 then a used forklift tank is 70.00 . i might just run the bbq tanks because i can't refill the forklift tanks here. i read it and it is pretty easy looking. i may give this a shot.
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i found this.http://www.motherearthnews.com/top_a...Car_To_Propane
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Do you know what the average cost of a gallon of propane is in CA. (Roughly)

It's probably the same here in NV
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1.52 at the local gas station. try to find the main distributer in your area. mine is vangas and you go there and they will fill it for 1.10 a gallon.
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i find that my $ per kilometer is actually comparable to my dads 2004 dodge 1500 4x4 with the 5.7 hemi and i have a 1979 f150 with a 460
thats with propane at $ 0.45/litre and gas at $0.97/litre
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hey could you post pics of your truck with the propane setup.
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i do not have a digital camera. but if u are interested my setup is an impco 425 mixer(carb) with an impco model E converter (evapourater) and a vucuum fuel lock off.
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on average propane yeilds about 1 - 2 mpg less then Gasoline. It does save though as gas is much more ex*****e then propane. Remember though, propane is still a byprodut of gas.
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aparently exfienct is banned word.
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brown what kind of tank?
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propane is under 1.20 a gallon and gas is at 3.00 here. propane is also 110 octane
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the tank is mounted in the bed it holds about 150 litres it dosnt take up any more room than a tool box
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