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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Propane Conv 2008 F150

I'm looking into putting propane onto my 2008 f150 anyone here done it, looking at costs, price to run, issues, etc. thanks!

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 04:49 PM
 
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I'll throw this question out to anyone with an answer......why would you want to convert to propane ?

Not trying to be a smart ass, but the only thing I use propane for is my barbecue.

I have heard of trucks running on propane, but again, I have no idea why you would want to spend the money to do that.

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$0.50 liter I think for propane.
Better mileage.

Less HP. But it's main use would be highway.

Usually you can switch back to gas via switch. Shut off propane, wait till vehicles starts to chug like going to die and switch on gas.

Back in high school, My buddy's mom had a car that was bi-fuel. Propane and reg gas. He was telling me it cost him 1/4 the amount to run propane then gas. But the vehicle was gutless for power. Hence the reason use it on the highway for cruising. $10 to go from London to Toronto and back. BTW the car was a 1999ish Chrysler Intrepid.



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Fair enough, thanks once again Travis, I can see the logic.

I hope the long term cost savings make the money spent for the conversion worth it.

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you also need to go to certian stations to get it filled.... any station that fills BBQ tanks just cant fill a propane vehical its a different set up/nozzle. map out stations that have this set up and see if they are in your area ive seen them in the big cities but not in the outskirts.



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