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Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: SW Montana, USA
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Re: Question about running Propane in 258
Just a note, you can purchase fuel without paying road taxes or whatever they are called. But, if you operate on the public roads, technically you are supposed to pay these taxes. If you don't and get stopped, you are basically exercising tax evasion and can be summoned for same.
Now, with that said, some friends had a stock (cattle) truck, a mid 60's international that the Forest Service had converted to LP. The truck lost about 1/3 of its power, but ran much cleaner. The engine when it was finally rebuilt, was found to be extremely clean compared to an equivalent gasoline engine. One done fall, propane does not vaporize below -30F, and here that is quite common. A tank that provides a large liquid surface area is needed to provide sufficient vaporiziation to keep an engine operating even around 0 degrees F. If you live in a warm climate, no problem, or you can provide tank heaters.