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I've read a couple article on Jeeps that were converted from Gas to LPG (propane I'm assuming) What are hte implications in a swap like this? I figure that its more enviro-friendly, but what are the costs and severity of the modifications. I am currently in the middle of rebuilding my engine, and if I can do it while I'm at it, I realy want to. I'm attracted to the eco-friendliness of it and the relative uniquness of the swap. Plus I want to be able to power my grill with the same stuff as my jeep :)

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/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif They wuz a time when LPG was so cheap that you could almost drive for free. That is no longer the case, propane is a buck fifteen here in the **** state, and that's no bargain when you consider that there are way fewer dead dinosaures in a pound of propane than a pound of gasoline. The thrill is gone. I have had several pickups on propane, and granted, it DOES take good care of the engine, but you give away about 9% power, and the tanks are big and hard to find places to fit into. Just my two cents worth./wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif

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We looked into converting the Waukesha natural gas fired generators to LPG for reasons stemming from the dreaded y2k. The cost turned out to be extremely high. The carburetion system, the pistons (to make the size of the combustion chambers correct and the ignition system had to be modified. This added to what Dave mentioned, the size of a fuel tank big enough to do the job was excessive.

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