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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Dave, Has there been any discussion of conversions of diesels to natural gas? Obviously the cost of fuel issue is very positive. There are conversions available for $7000 to $10000. This maybe the way to go in the future. Thanks for you comments......Ghyslain
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I've looked into it for my gas car - a 96 Impala SS. there are three CNG stations in the area and they charge about half what gasoline costs.

I drive a lot, but $7,000 to 10,000 for half price fuel is a tough sell.

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If your talking a complete conversion then you better have alot of room for fuel tanks. Even NG injection the tank will take up alot of room.

dave the ng is only half price? it should be alot lower then that. LP is half price and ng is cheaper yet.

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There are three commercial CNG stations in the Naptown area. Two sell CNG around $0.95/gal (gasoline equivalent). One sells it for $2.35/gal equivalent. both are bargains but i think the difference is they are not currently taxed.

You think government will miss out on an opportunity to squeeze a tax out of you?

I this part of the country a lot of properties have "played-out" gas wells from a century ago. Commerically "played out" wells might produce enough to run your house and a vehicle or two. They make small gas refining units on a flatbed trailer.

The "refinery" removes the carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide from the natural gas and some also separate out the propane and butane. Also you'll need 3,600 psig tanks and a big compressor that looks (and costs) like a scuba compressor on steroids.

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You can get a cng conversion kit and go for natural gas. By the way it is a smart idea. Save money and save environment.
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Hi Dave, Has there been any discussion of conversions of diesels to natural gas? Obviously the cost of fuel issue is very positive. There are conversions available for $7000 to $10000. This maybe the way to go in the future. Thanks for you comments......Ghyslain
Hey man . Can you please not call him Dave next time. He is Mr. Whitmer to you. But to answer your question :Yeah...CNG will be the way of the future...most likely near future (good news) , But You and me will NOT gain anything or save any money from it. I know...You re sorry to hear that.
Im gonna pray for you (never have before, but I ll do it for you this time)and lower gas prices...cause if this keeps going I know you gonna loose it.
We can not afford that....
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You can get a cng conversion kit and go for natural gas. By the way it is a smart idea. Save money and save environment.
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Can you please elaborate on this smart idea. Im more concerned about saving the environment then my money.
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Please elaborate on the "CNG Kit" and show how smart it is. Save the environment, like by increasing hydraulic fracking, taking millions of gallons of water out of the water cycle to product CNG? Please explain what you mean by saving money and environment....

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That and what on that link would work for converting a diesel ?

the 7-10k is what I have seen also for a Diesel - NG conversion
and IIRC it has to have the compression ratio lowered

seems better to convert a Gasser ?

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