Anyone here have personal vehicle running on......???

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    Anyone here have personal vehicle running on......???

    Natural gas - propane - hydrogen or other fuel source?

    Not really looking for those driving electrics.

    Just thinking about what'd be involved in converting my Jeep Wrangler over to something beside gas.

    Thanks in advance.
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    One thing you could think about is butanol.

    Butylfuel - Pioneering a better fuel for a better planet.

    Apparently it can be act as a direct replacement for gasoline, unlike ethanol. It doesn't require special handling and processing, like ethanol. It also has far more BTUs per gallon than ethanol (but a bit less than gasoline). Butanol can be made more easily from waste biomass than ethanol, which mostly comes from corn right now.

    At this point, you might be wondering... why aren't we using butanol? Why are we using ethanol instead? Don't get me started

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    i have been running ethonol in my high output silverado for the past few weeks and not had much more than a 2-3 mpg drop in economy, not to mention 30 bucks a tank vs 55 bucks a tank, no brainer
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    There is trend of folks swapping the 4 cyclinder Cummins B engine into Jeeps. It is a heavy motor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCop View Post
    Natural gas - propane - hydrogen or other fuel source?

    Not really looking for those driving electrics.

    Just thinking about what'd be involved in converting my Jeep Wrangler over to something beside gas.

    Thanks in advance.
    When I was in Brazil last year, MANY of their cars run on Natural Gas and they fuel them from under the hood and use the regular gas tank to store it, but not sure how they modify them as few of them were new cars. May want to google that or somethin!!?? Plus the Gas Stations provide the refueling!!
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    I run used vegitable oil in my 2 diesel Ford trucks. Been doing it for 5 years or about 110k miles. Its free...I estimate i have saved about $25k in fuel overall.
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    I usually run B-100 bioDiesel in my Suburban. In the winter I cut it about 50/50 with petroleum Diesel if we are going to have a hard freeze.
    I considered a propane injection kit a couple years ago but propane prices around here were about the same as Diesel per BTU. It wouldn't save me anything but I might end up doing it just for the fun factor.
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    A good friend runs bio-diesel in his Dodge pickup, he swears by it. I cannot stand to ride with him though, I am on a low carb diet and the damn thing smells like french fries. Drives me crazy, LOL!
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    I use biodiesel when i have time to make it - engine runs much quieter and smoother due to the improved lubrication bio provides. There is a company in texas that converts autos and trucks to nat gas or propane - search - they should be easy to find. Allthingscng.com - CNG conversion kits, Cng installation training is a source of info you may find helpful. don't for forget you will probably have to put in some sort of hook up at your house to fill the vehicle
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    I knew quite a few farmers in OK that did that in the '70's/early '80's. My only concern with a Jeep is where would you put the propane tank?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herknav View Post
    I knew quite a few farmers in OK that did that in the '70's/early '80's. My only concern with a Jeep is where would you put the propane tank?
    Yeah, I was thinking same thing. With what I've heard (propane not as cheap as I thought and goes up to some degree with reg gas goes up too) Maybe more towards "Natural Gas" if I do it.
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