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



I'm not considering converting any of my current vehicles (DMC included) to CNG, but saw a story on the news & made me start thinking about the future possibilities. The whole US infrastructure is not setup for convenient filling, so I think that is the biggest argument against considering the conversion.  The cost & installation 'issues' regarding parts & space are lesser issues.  Agree with the time to recoup costs...at least at current time here in the US.  

Really, with the talk of alternative engine setups, I also got to wondering if anyone at all had converted to CNG.  We have EFI, carb, & electric out there...was just wondering if there was a CNG version that existed (who knows, there may be a fork lift fanatic out there that LOVED CNG/LP so much that they converted all their cars - LOL).

Justin

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
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> I think there are "home fill stations" you can buy/build.  I heard prices of $2000 to do it.  Considering you would have LESS power on CNG, and have to fill up more often, and (DeLorean specific) be giving up lots of space for tanks, I don't think it is practical.  It would take a long time to recoup the expenses, unless you use the DMC as a daily driver.  Long trips would require proper planning for CNG fillup.




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