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Old 10-14-2010, 04:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Propane Conversion for 6.2?

Hi, I am considering a conversion of the 6.2 to dual fuel propane/gas. In Canada the fuel is 50% cost of gas, and the conversion is about 50% of the cost for diesel engine. I'm told the fuel economy in the newer conversions is only 5% less than gas and the conversion in Canada is regulated, so should be safe. I'm looking for any feedback from someone that's either done it already on the 6.2 or have had any experience with the newer conversions being done. Thanks.
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I would contact ROUSH Propane

Chances are they will probably be the first to tackle a 6.2.
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have 2 2011 Superdutys on order with the 6.2 that I will convert to propane as soon as they come in. They will be my first fords. My company has always run chevy in the past. The chevys convert fine and I hear the fords generally work better. We get a company in toronto to do the conversions called Canso automotive.

My trucks are due in any time. I can let you know how they run in a few months. If you have any questions let me know.
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JRSCOTT That would be great. I'm SW Ontario, and know Canso, would be very interested in how it works out and what they charge for the conversion.
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CNG

I plan to add CNG (compressed natural gas) to my truck when warranty runs out. I have read that some diesels get 30+ MPG

http://www.cngnow.com/EN-US/Vehicles...verttoCNG.aspx

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Old 02-05-2011, 01:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the 2 trucks converted to propane work great so far. No complaints and no loss of power. They get a little less fuel economey on propane maybe 1 or 2 mpg. The one truck has hauled a few heavier trailers (8000lbs-10,000lbs)apprx. no probelms. the trucks are duel fuel and you can not tell the difference between the gas or propane
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Tank for tank what is the cost for a fill up of each, meaning cost comparison? Thxs


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the 2 trucks converted to propane work great so far. No complaints and no loss of power. They get a little less fuel economey on propane maybe 1 or 2 mpg. The one truck has hauled a few heavier trailers (8000lbs-10,000lbs)apprx. no probelms. the trucks are duel fuel and you can not tell the difference between the gas or propane
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Jrscott ... Wondering how much conversion ran you ... Everything still working ok? Going to schedule conversion next week.... Also did you get the valve saver oil insertion kit?
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Everything is working great on the trucks. I did get the valve saver because i have converted multiple gm trucks and with out it the valves go after 80,000kms or so, some say the ford engines hold up better but i did not want to risk it. As for price i am not one to share on an open form but i will say canso auto did it and they are great to deal with.
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Thanks for the info and feedback....
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check on-line for a propane savings calculator, with current price of 1.23/L for gas and local propane in Ontario at 0.62/L the cost recovery for the conversion is under 20 months ( depending on your kms traveled).
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