[DML] Re: Anyone ever convert to CNG?
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[DML] Re: Anyone ever convert to CNG?

In Peru, everyone does this.  There are numerous garages in Lima (the capital) advertising the conversion for around $600.  There are two types that they use, CNG & LPG, but the taxi drivers will tell you that the LPG will cause your engine to fail prematurely.  It appears to work just as well, though the mileage is not as good as regular gasoline.

In Peru gasoline is more expensive, so that may be why they are "flying off the shelves" there.  There were few taxi cabs that I saw there that had *not* been converted.  All of the installs that I saw involved strapping down a large cylinder in the trunk.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Justin Mettee" <jamettee@...> wrote:
> Hearing more about conversion kits for cars to run off of compressed natural gas, I'm wondering if anyone has done a conversion to their DMC or their daily driver?
> I don't know much about what is involved (yet), but the few kits I see on the internet look a relatively minor update to the vehicle.  It would seem that if these were a REAL answer for switching to a cheaper energy source, they would be flying off the shelves when gasoline prices go up.  I guess the biggest problem with conversion would be finding a filling station with CNG.
> Thoughts/experiences?
> Justin Mettee


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