• Reece Posted: 10/14/2008 6:58pm PDT

    All for alternate fuels that work but seriously you ever seen a propane bottle explode? FARC guerilla's use propane tanks as improvised and cheep missiles with devastating effect.

  • marc Posted: 10/15/2008 12:46am PDT

    Back home in the Netherlands we have LPG at every gas station. It is a lot cheaper at the pump, but over there you pay more in taxes. I drove a ford escort that had a dual system. Regular gas & LPG. Double the range... I got a quote to get this installed for another car which ran for about $2000. No clue why it has to be so expensive over here. It is almost cheaper to put your car on a boat ($800) ship it to Europa, have it put in, and ship it back for a grand total of 3600 :) While you are at it, you might want to take a short vacation and enjoy the autobahn in Germany.

  • John Posted: 10/29/2008 3:03pm PDT

    For Reece: Have you every seen a gasoline tank explode? Both fuels are dangerous when mis-handled. I Can't imagine why the cost of conversion is above 10k though. I have disassembled a few engines that were run on propane and found them incredibly clean inside with no internal wear. The fuel tank and capacity seem to be the main limiting factors as well as the cost to convert.

  • Raymond Lizardi Posted: 11/1/2008 12:42pm PDT

    I would like to know if this gaget can be install in a carbureted 350 chevy engine?
    Thank you
    RL.
    washington, DC

  • Jesse Bass Posted: 11/1/2008 1:21pm PDT

    I have noticed that this deal is installable on the new body style f150. I have a 1998. Just wondering if this application has been modified to more than just the 08 f150. Other engines, years, makes, models?

  • cricket Posted: 11/2/2008 3:27am PST

    IS THERE ANY GAS CONVERSION KITS THAT I CAN USE FOR MY 2003 F250 5.4 LITER TRITON? AND IF SO CAN YOU GIVE ME A PRICE RANGE? IF NOT I WOULD STILL LIKE TO KNOW THE PRICE OF THE CONNERSION KIT FOR THE 2008 FORD F150.
    THANK YOU

  • jim horn Posted: 11/2/2008 12:06pm PST

    IS THERE ANY GAS CONVERSION KITS THAT I CAN USE FOR MY 2008 F250 5.4 LITER TRITON? AND IF SO CAN YOU GIVE ME A PRICE RANGE?

  • Joe T Posted: 11/2/2008 2:10pm PST

    I drive a Honda Accord, i want to convert it BADLY. lets start a project...

  • Vegasdan Posted: 11/2/2008 2:45pm PST

    Raymond, these conversions for carbureted engines have been around for decades. The best source is your local propane wholesaler.

  • Ed Wilson Posted: 11/2/2008 6:08pm PST

    I priced propane Friday (10/31/2008)@ $2.79 per gallon for 200 gallons, gasoline is $2.19, My F150 gets 15 mpg now using gasoline. If the propane conversion uses 59 gal. for a 500 mile range thats 8.47 mpg. What am I missing here?

  • Ivan Posted: 11/3/2008 8:18am PST

    I'm totally with Marc, I live in Italy and drive daily an F150 running on LPG, the price is extremely exaggerated!
    And, no, don't worry about explosions, the tank is tested at a pressure that is 6 times the working pressure, with cut-out valves and electronic controls, no worries if not in case of a very strange road accident where the tank could be hit by a very heavy truck or a plane coming down from the sky(but then your lpg tank would be the last of your problems...:-))

  • bpennington Posted: 11/3/2008 12:35pm PST

    RE:
    "Ed Wilson
    November 2nd, 2008 - 5:08 pm
    I priced propane Friday (10/31/2008)@ $2.79 per gallon for 200 gallons, gasoline is $2.19, My F150 gets 15 mpg now using gasoline. If the propane conversion uses 59 gal. for a 500 mile range thats 8.47 mpg. What am I missing here?"
    -Exactly, the numbers just don't work. Even if you drastically reduce the price of propane per gallon, the net production gain per unit of energy used is still marginal, and making up the 2k - 10,500k would take years, if it ever happened at all- at some point, you would fall victim to supply and demand.

  • Ivan Posted: 11/3/2008 2:02pm PST

    I'm running on Propane, my truck (2004 F150 SCrew) uses 42 gallons for 500 miles, now make the math.

  • Rod Hatch Posted: 11/3/2008 8:51pm PST

    I'am with both of you. Propane is not the answer. Check out compressed natural gas @ cngnow.com. This will make you believe, and want it now!

  • luke Posted: 11/5/2008 12:37am PST

    I cant aford a new truck

  • jason Posted: 2/5/2010 1:29pm PST

    i have a 2002 f150 4.6 liter and would like to know if there is a lp, or nat gas conversion kit for my truck.