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Old 06-17-2007, 11:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do I want to add propane

I recently learned that by adding a propane kit on my truck my reg. tax will go down from $400 + to $16. Which is a considerable savings.
The truck is bone stock, with the exception of the mud flaps, and ham radio. I see no real performance reason for the add on, but to save my tax dollars, I can recoupe my investment in two years, and save $400 a year after. Even if I never turn it on.

What risk is there to damaging the motor, are there any benefits to running propane? Would it cut down on soot build up if ran?
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Re: Do I want to add propane

Well first off I have heard it will void the factory warranty if it causes a problem to the truck. I have also heard that it sometimes creates to much boost for the turbo to handle. But the advantage it does have is more power and better fuel economy. Also you can change the setting to only allow propane injection at certain turbo psi and higher. They added it to truck a year or two ago on "Two guys Garage" and it only injected propane at 7 psi and above.
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Do I want to add propane

I have heard many heads blowing due to propane use on the 6.0 liters. I don't know but this is what I have heard around here. I personally do not want it but I would call people that sell it or make propane units and ask them how it works. It might be useful to you if you can get a big discount like that. Do alot of research before buying would be my advice.
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Re: Do I want to add propane

A lot of head gaskets blow on stock trucks too and some that just have programmers. Programming should add moderate power and be simple, especially if you are going to add other performance enhancers.

If you have a stock truck...........you will throughly enjoy propane injection. Increased power, and mileage and a tax break too......

It will not harm your truck used properly and it sounds like you use your truck as it was intended........
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Re: Do I want to add propane

I live in AZ and would like to find out more also. Where can I find the info on the registration break?
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Old 06-20-2007, 02:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Do I want to add propane

It looks like you register it as a alternative fuel (propane). I only know of one truck 04 PS register this way, I hope to meet with him this week end to research the story. I will let you know what I find out.
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