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Can a gas pickup truck be able to run on propane?

 
hustler_shan hustler_shan
Enthusiast | Posts: 430 | Joined: 03/07
Posted: 05/15/07
09:18 AM

my brother inlaws sons friend was wondering if you can have a gas pickup be able to run o propane?  
were pissin up a rope guys!!!

hustler_shan hustler_shan
Enthusiast | Posts: 430 | Joined: 03/07
Posted: 05/15/07
12:26 PM

no no i mean is it possible to have a motor that runs on gas run on propane... i know there is a lot of diesel that do.  
were pissin up a rope guys!!!

BCRAM BCRAM
Enthusiast | Posts: 672 | Joined: 11/06
Posted: 05/15/07
12:37 PM

Up here in B.C. Canada propane powered cars and trucks are as common as gas pots. Propane is cheap and your motor will last forever as long as you have hardened valve seats. You can pull a valve cover at 100,000 and it will look like the motor had never been fired.  
2002 Dodge Ram 6 SPD Fass pump, afe cold air, mbrp 4" ss exhaust, 275hp RV injectors, edge ez, isspro gauges, South Bend clutch, track bar updated to 03-07 style, dss steering stabilizer system, 285 Cooper Discover

"If it doesn't have tit's a trigger or a throttle I'm pretty much not interested!"

Streaker Streaker
New User | Posts: 29 | Joined: 01/07
Posted: 05/15/07
05:05 PM

There's plenty of conversions out there to convert a gasser to propane.  Here's a link: http://www.gotpropane.com/p1.html.  Many county and city vehicle pools run on propane cause it's cleaner and easier on the vehicles than gas.  

02CUMMINS 02CUMMINS
Enthusiast | Posts: 276 | Joined: 03/07
Posted: 05/15/07
09:31 PM

i used to ride a school bus that ran on propane. gutless as *** though  
02 Dodge Cummins. w/ Banks Six Gun w/Speed Loader,K&N Intake,4" exhaust, FASS 150gph,150hsp injectors,

BCRAM BCRAM
Enthusiast | Posts: 672 | Joined: 11/06
Posted: 05/15/07
10:49 PM

There are some systems that are better than others. I know the dual fuel systems are problem plaged. Propane only seems to work better. Gas here in B.C. just hit $4.80 a U.S gallon today....Holly Crap!!!!  
2002 Dodge Ram 6 SPD Fass pump, afe cold air, mbrp 4" ss exhaust, 275hp RV injectors, edge ez, isspro gauges, South Bend clutch, track bar updated to 03-07 style, dss steering stabilizer system, 285 Cooper Discover

"If it doesn't have tit's a trigger or a throttle I'm pretty much not interested!"

hustler_shan hustler_shan
Enthusiast | Posts: 430 | Joined: 03/07
Posted: 05/16/07
09:09 PM

holly frickin crap bud... im sry... i thought that 325 was alot. wow i feel better about how much i pay for diesel now.  
were pissin up a rope guys!!!

02CUMMINS 02CUMMINS
Enthusiast | Posts: 276 | Joined: 03/07
Posted: 05/16/07
09:13 PM

i still pay over hundred bucks when i fill up. filled up yesterday and it was 117 dollars. think im going to be driving my other vehicle more often now.  
02 Dodge Cummins. w/ Banks Six Gun w/Speed Loader,K&N Intake,4" exhaust, FASS 150gph,150hsp injectors,

hustler_shan hustler_shan
Enthusiast | Posts: 430 | Joined: 03/07
Posted: 05/16/07
09:20 PM

lol yes i would too but i need my pickup... when i filled up 2 days ago it was 107 dollars... it is alot but what am i going to *** walk to ware i wanna go... lol i dont think so.       i just filled the red diesel tank a week ago... it is 560 gallons and it was 2.79 a gallon. most i have ever payed for dyed diesel in my life.  
were pissin up a rope guys!!!

silverpeteok silverpeteok
New User | Posts: 22 | Joined: 03/07
Posted: 05/28/07
06:53 PM

its easy to run a carborated engine off propane all you need is a propane tank a regulator and a propane carb most older fuel  injected pickups can run just fine off of it the systems just get more complicated i used to have a 85 chevy s-10 with a 383 stroker 10-1 compression that i ran off on 4 barrel propane carb one 4 barrel propane carb will support up to 550 hp since propane is such high octane  
97 dodge ram 1500 ex cab 4x4 mud truck finished 97 dodge ram 2500 5sp ex cab 4x4 deweze bed ranchhand legend series bumber replacement 85 hp torque plate 4inch turbo back straight pipe k&n fipk2 banks twin ram intake hays clutch 2005 dodge ram 3500 long be

blovingier blovingier
New User | Posts: 15 | Joined: 06/07
Posted: 06/05/07
05:10 PM

At the lumberyard I used to work at, we had an '83 Chevy 1-ton that ran gas and propane. It had 320,000 miles on it when I quit.  It actually pulled pretty good with the propane as well, but sometimes when you'd switch it from gas to LP it would knock for a little bit before it'd get going good.  That might've just had to do with how old the engine was though.  
Brandon "Gritz" Lovingier

silverpeteok silverpeteok
New User | Posts: 22 | Joined: 03/07
Posted: 06/07/07
03:15 PM

the reason the truck knocked and ran like *** is because it happened probably when you ran on propane for good while and switched to gas when you went from 100+ octane fuel to 87 octane gas it freaked the engine out and ran like *** for awhile because it was so used to the propane  
97 dodge ram 1500 ex cab 4x4 mud truck finished 97 dodge ram 2500 5sp ex cab 4x4 deweze bed ranchhand legend series bumber replacement 85 hp torque plate 4inch turbo back straight pipe k&n fipk2 banks twin ram intake hays clutch 2005 dodge ram 3500 long be

blovingier blovingier
New User | Posts: 15 | Joined: 06/07
Posted: 06/07/07
05:03 PM

You're probably right.  I always have to laugh when I think of that truck because when I first found out that it could run on propane, this was when I was 11 mind you, I was astonished that propane could run a truck and a barbeque grill too.  I thought they were all crazy.  How the world surprises us, huh?  I think they had the propane taken off that truck when they had it overhauled though.  It was definitely one beast of a truck, and still is I'm sure.  
Brandon "Gritz" Lovingier

v10bellows v10bellows
New User | Posts: 3 | Joined: 03/08
Posted: 03/30/08
07:25 PM

Hey I got a v10 ram the way gas prices are going not sure what to do. I like the truck and dont want to get rid of it. was wondering were I can find a propane kit I live in ontario around kitchener? Can you help me out ?  

v10bellows v10bellows
New User | Posts: 3 | Joined: 03/08
Posted: 03/30/08
07:30 PM

and is it worth converting?  

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