I'm interested In a propane conversion but I have a couple questions. From people who have done it, is it worth it? Also how many Mpg or hours do you get? Not sure which to call it with propane. Lastly do you ever have trouble finding a place to fill it up?
if nothings breaking your not wheeling it hard enough
Propane...I believe is only getting better as a legitimate alternative,
prices are rumored to possibly hit $1.00...that is alot less than $4.00 +,
they tend to get less gas mileage...offset that with less maintenance costs and lower price at
the pump.... fill stations are becoming more available ...if you can get it certified you
can probably claim it on your taxes, kits are avaialble for EFI engines that are supposed to work better
than what you can get off your warehouse forklift.
I have NOT converted anything to propane...just a little research and living in an Oil and Gas town helps.
I do have an an Impco 225 carb with a ford base plate and a Model E converter with a brand new kit ($80)
for fairly cheap if your interested... I had planned a conversion for the 88YJ w/258
I used to have but that went away once I sold it and now have my CJ.
talking about the situation here in Germany.
I have converted my Audi A6 to propane, it was worth it, did need to drive 35000 km to reach the break even in investment.
In the meantime, we have a lot of gas stations offer propane.
The costs are half of regular gas. The lower mileage is an average of about 15%.
Would do it again anytime.
But for my CJ7 it is not worth, because I drive it only about 3-5000 km a year. A return of investment (in my point of view) shall be reached within 2 calender years.
If the situation is same/similar in the US, go for it.
Is it a cost effective alternative ??? NO
Commercial propane or HD5 grade is what is needed for automotive use.
Seeing LPG hit $1.00 isn't going to happen.
Check out the prices at your local filling stations and you will see them mostly in the $3.50-$4.00 a gal.
Of course, Price will vary with location and month of the year, And that's if you have a filling station near you.
My one & only local station was current 4 months ago at 3.99 ($ per Gallon) 2011-12-31
Check out your local place here: http://www.altfuelprices.com/stations/LPG
A LGN system, if there is even a retrofit system available will cost around $2.00-$2.50 a gallon.
But I feel if anyone looking for a significant savings on an alternative fuel is better off going biodiesel with a 4bt, or coming up with a way to combust sea water