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Thread: PROPANE conversion... LPG carburetor bolt on kit...

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    Easy boys, play nice. I'm not too serious yet, have way to many other projects that need to see the light of day. If I ever get the 1000cc bottom end swap done I may go this route.


    Jon.
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    '93 Carry Diff/Axel Lock, AC, LD Dump, 4spd, 3" lift with 175/80r13's and 24x8x12's

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    How do you fill the bottles? If they are filled by weight? Would removal would then be required? Under bed tanks may be a problem to remove? I am very interested in this kit. Are there instructions for installation? Are there instructions for tuneing the air fuel mix, idle, fast idle, choke, etc? What impacts does this have on the vacuum system that still needs to remain (for example, the engine thermostat etc)?

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    93 Carry (AC/4wd/HILO/DIFF Lock/Axle Lock,4spd Manual)

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    I'm on my 3rd propane vehicle since the early 80s and never had a problem refilling here in BC.
    You drive up to a pump and the only difference is the kid needs to take a one day safety course. The worst experiences I had were in the US West Coast where you pretty much had to stick to main truckstops to fill. Seems like it never caught on except in motorhomes.
    Two concerns I'd have: the loss of acceleration with such a tiny engine may be a concern. The other's moot. If it's too cold for propane, it's too cold to drive the damn thing. I already shattered the nylon shifter thing due to cold, and there's no damn way you can get enough heat off that tiny motor to keep the cab warm at -40.

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    Central Alberta have a Sambar used it all last winter.Not the warmest at start up will not get real warm idling but comfortable while it is driven. I got foam pipe insulation and wrapped my heater lines with it great help and no noticable heat up in the hot summers.I do a fair amount of hiway driving to the city with it no problems. (lol wife hates it too rough great way to get a quiet ride into the city)
    91 sambar 83 ford 1 ton deck 88 chev extended cab long box 4x4 dead

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    i put a battery in the propane van of mine today with the impco system, tried the key to see if it would crank and it started! lol. gotta find out how to set the idle down. its reving like its on high idle.
    SE Saskatchewan, Canada
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    1992 Subaru Sambar - Dad's

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    a very helpfull reference for tuneing....

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/17379058/I...raining-Manual
    93 Carry (AC/4wd/HILO/DIFF Lock/Axle Lock,4spd Manual)

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    has anyone who has done this convertion had any problems buning out the valves? As I recall they had a lot of problems with burnt valves in the 80 and 90s which is one off the reasons why they dident really catch on. Does anyone have the part # so i can get them at a local sorce?

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    two trucks have been running daily on this conversion for 6 months now... not a SINGLE problem... i am removing the seats out of the bed of my truck and moving the tank because it is a PITA to change tanks underneath, other than that, i wouldnt change a thing!!!

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    Is this better than what comes on a factory suzuki carry with propane? I saw a couple factory propane suzuki's the other day and they seemed to perform pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeydabear View Post
    Is this better than what comes on a factory suzuki carry with propane? I saw a couple factory propane suzuki's the other day and they seemed to perform pretty good.
    i cant speak on this as i have never seen a factory LP vehicle... i do know that the 2 trucks we have run excellent on propane... i would never go back...

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    So would 2 forklift tanks fit under the bed if you pulled the spare tire and gas tank?

    What's the capacity of a forklift tank and how long can you run on one?

    I've got a dump bed, makes it easy to get underneath to pull tanks or service.

    My home has a 1000 gal tank. Could I fill the truck from that somehow?

    Thanks,

    Kirk

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    question for the guys south of the border, whats propane cost down there? its anywhere from 93.9 to 107.9 cents/liter here (3.55 to 4.08 a gallon) which doesnt make it economical to drive when gasoline is the same price.
    SE Saskatchewan, Canada
    1992 Toyota Liteace - Mine
    1992 Subaru Sambar - Dad's

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    71.9c/L here in town vs $114.9/L for gas.
    In the summer it could be had as low as 49.9c/L while gas was at $109.9
    Our propane F150 was unusable all week with -30 temps overnight.

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    Default propane tank mount

    How about posting pictures of your propane tank mounting.
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    I have 2 forklift 33# tanks each hold a little under 8 gal of propane. I refill from my house tank. I pay $2.15 per gal on last fill-up. I am thinking on moving my 2 tanks under the bed and would sure like to see some pictures of the under bed tanks mounting.

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