Propane is a by-product of the refining process of natural gas and crude oil. About 3% of a barrel of oil becomes propane. Propane boils at -44 degrees Fahrenheit; when it is vaporized, it becomes a gas again. Because it vaporizes at such a low temperature, it mixes easily with air. Therefore, it doesn't require a high temperature (over 400 degrees Fahrenheit for gasoline) for it to atomize. This improves cold starts, emissions, and drive-ability. Propane is a stable fuel; it doesn't go bad if you don't use it!
Since propane has such a low carbon content, motor oil never gets dirty which increases engine life. The oil does still need to be changed, though not as often. Spark plug life is dramatically extended. Also, you cannot "flood" a propane engine. When a gasoline engine "floods," raw fuel enters the cylinders, washing past the rings and into the oil, also wetting the plugs. Propane carburetion automatically compensates for altitude changes, saving carb re-jetting and computer re-learn.
Since propane is under pressure, there are no fuel pumps, no float bowl, or needle and seat. Another plus is the high octane rating of propane between 100 and 110. This means that if you are turbo charging or supercharging, it is the ideal fuel. The propane system is sealed to the elements so that even complete submersion will not allow water into the fuel system.
Propane is available throughout the world. It is all the same fuel and the fittings are standardized. Your local propane dealer will usually cut you a break when buying motor fuel.
Will not go bad
Requires no maintenance
Is easy to install
Is very safe
In many cases it is much cheaper than gasoline
Rates at 100-110 octane
Automatically compensates for altitude
Prolongs engine life
No loss of power with any of our kits (these are automotive kits)
No wiring except the on/off solenoid.
All of our kits are complete with all the parts necessary to do the conversion. They do NOT include the tank.
All of our kits are designed to be installed to NFPA 58 standards.
Propane is not harmful to soil or water
This is the most reliable fuel system on the market, I only use the best parts available to the alt fuel market, and spend extra $$ in the manufacturing process to upgrade the internal parts from rubber to silicone, tripling the service life
Yes, in fact, it is much safer than gasoline. Due to the safety regulations mandated by the government, when these kits are installed in a proper manner it is very unlikely that you would ever have a safety-related concern. We are very familiar with these standards and used to convert government vehicles exclusively.
The tanks are made to withstand tremendous damage without rupturing. In the event that an overpressure situation occurs, a pressure relief device (PRD) would let out just enough to lower the pressure. The fuel that escapes is vented to atmosphere and quickly dissipates. Because of it's high octane rating it would be very hard to ignite (the higher the octane rating the harder it is to light). Due to the fact there is no float bowl or flimsy tank, if you were to hit severe angles it will not spill. Bottom line: no spill and no fire.