Diesel and LPG?

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 22:35
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After a recent service the mechanic told me that on the east coast there are a number of trucks that run on a diesel/lpg mix.(and i'm talking about the big trucks here!!)
anyway, apparently once the lpg tank is fitted, a small injector is placed near the turbo(that's what i think he said anyway!).
this leads to largely improved horsepower, better economy, cleaner burning..etal..
anyone heard of this?
am i an the right track, or way of the mark?
is it possible you could do this with a 4x4 diesel?
replies appreciated.

rick
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 22:43

Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 22:43
Rick, Had a couple of days at BHP's Cannington mine some time back, and at that stage they were just beginning to convert all their Cat diesel gensets to gas, from a branch line off Balarra(?) - Mt Isa gas line. Did need some modification to engines, but was to give them more economical power. Hooroo...
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Reply By: Slug - Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 07:14

Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 07:14
I work as a fitter in a big arse steel mill and the site has many BIG diesel engines, but alas I have never seen this before. Ill have a chat to the diesel mecho's and see if theve heard anything about it.
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Follow Up By: Slug - Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 07:53

Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 07:53
Talked to the diesel mechanic and he said he had heard of it and the company were looking at doing the mods a few years ago, but he couldn't remember how the system worked. We have pretty chuncky CAT motors by the way. Ill try to contact someone who knows anything. This has me very intrigued. By the way if anyone hasnt realised I cant spell for bleep .
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Reply By: homer - Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 10:40

Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 10:40
Type "torque pro 2000" into your search engine. This will come up with info on unit that will fit 4wd. Somebody in Cooma NSW is selling them in AUS I think, gets big increases economy and power.
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Reply By: diamond - Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 12:23

Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 12:23
as we speak a friend of mine is looking at getting his 3ltr hilux converted to gas/diesel if he goes ahead ill put a post in so it can be done
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Reply By: rickwagupatrol - Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 21:19

Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 21:19
thanks guys, havent had a chance to look into it further myself. but i would think that if it is able to be done, it would be a good conversion to make, espacially on some of the older diesels that are out there.
also got to wonder why the government hasn't looked at it for even the new diesels out there, especially if there is less emisions from the exhaust???
keep the answers comming as this is starting to get interesting..

rick
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Follow Up By: Will - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 15:53

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 15:53
Rick,

A fair few buses in the ACT run on Gas, most of them on trial but have been for a few years now...
Some of them on Natural Gas.

Will
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Reply By: tour boy - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2003 at 12:04

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2003 at 12:04
STA busses in Sydney run on natural gas ( or used to, don't go there any more). Also have seen 80 series cruiser in car yard in Richmond NSW on dual fuel diesel. Don't know where it was converted though.
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Reply By: tour boy - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2003 at 12:06

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2003 at 12:06
STA busses in Sydney run on natural gas ( or used to, don't go there any more). Also have seen 80 series cruiser in car yard in Richmond NSW on dual fuel diesel. Don't know where it was converted though.
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