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    Default Propane Conversion

    Hi all..... I was wondering if anyone out there has tried to convert their engines to a propane/gas hybrid?
    I have been looking at the possibility of doing this what with the sky high gas price, but I would still like to keep the option of going back to gasoline if I need the power. Anyone have any comments or ideas on this one???

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    3XB

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    Yep, I've had two full propane burners and two Diesels with propane injection. I've also installed propane kits in a few other trucks.
    Theres a wealth of knowledge on the web to be had by just googling "Propane power" or "Propane".
    This shop has supplied 90% of the parts I've used for my propane conversions: http://www.gotpropane.com/

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    Thanks for the info. I have gone to that website but they only convert carb engines, do you know if it can be done to a fuel injected 4.8L?

    3XB

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    As a mechanic I have found that propane is hard on valves. I'm sure I worked on at least six rigs with badly burned valves. And I mean burned and warped.

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    I have a LPI propane injection the brand is Tartarini (I know Italian) The engine always start on gasoline and drives on gasoline for the first Mile and then it switches to propane this is a good thing for the valves.The LPI computer communicates with the vehicle computer for better emissions.
    Peter Smet
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    Where did you obtain that conversion kit if you don't mind me asking?

    3XB

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrippleB View Post
    Where did you obtain that conversion kit if you don't mind me asking?

    3XB
    Where are you from?
    I just went to a shop that sells LPI installations there are several brands BRC, TARTARINI, PRINS but they are all European brands
    Peter Smet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davandy View Post
    Where are you from?
    I just went to a shop that sells LPI installations there are several brands BRC, TARTARINI, PRINS but they are all European brands
    probably due to the fact of the oil companys in the US have too big of a hold ont he market which is why gas keeps going up and up and UP and UP

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    Anyone else tried this or thought about this? I know a lot of folks are searching for this type of content.

    Steve
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