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Old 05-28-2004, 11:41 AM
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Trick is where you can safely mount a propane bottle in a W116
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Old 05-28-2004, 02:33 PM
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When I add propane to my 123 I am planning on aquiring a vehicle-grade horizontal tank and mounting it against the front of the trunk, centered side to side. I figure this is the furthest point from potential impact.
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Old 05-28-2004, 08:50 PM
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When I add propane to my 123 I am planning on aquiring a vehicle-grade horizontal tank and mounting it against the front of the trunk, centered side to side. I figure this is the furthest point from potential impact.
now where does one find vehicle-grade horizontal tanks? That would be safe to mount in a trunk.
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Old 05-29-2004, 12:42 PM
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now where does one find vehicle-grade horizontal tanks? That would be safe to mount in a trunk.
VW camper van for one. You can get them from Larger LP places that sell LP appliances and do LP Auto conversions. If they dont have it they can order them. Be aware. The tanks cost several hundred dollars.

PS. You CAN'T mount a barbaque (vertical) tank horizontal, or visa-versa
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Old 05-29-2004, 01:08 PM
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Where would I mount a tank in a TD? No matter where I put the tank, it would be inside the body with me.

My kick-down switch does not do it's job (The transmission still downshifts correctly anyway ) and I need all the help I can get off the line.

I did not catch this if it was already discussed...
Does the fuel have to be turned up for the propane to do it's thing or will slightly over riching the ALDA get the LP's results?
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"Where would I mount a tank in a TD?"
In a Thule box on the roof ? LOL
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Old 05-31-2004, 09:25 AM
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Where would I mount a tank in a TD? No matter where I put the tank, it would be inside the body with me.
Trailer mounted?
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My kick-down switch does not do it's job (The transmission still downshifts correctly anyway ) and I need all the help I can get off the line.

I did not catch this if it was already discussed...
Does the fuel have to be turned up for the propane to do it's thing or will slightly over riching the ALDA get the LP's results?
From what I understand, the propane is added to a normally adjusted engine. It simply adds to the amount of fuel in the combustion chambers, and with diesels having excess air (most of the time anyway) this procduces additional power. withour adjustment of the diesel fuel system.
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Click on propane tanks. RT
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Old 06-01-2004, 01:11 AM
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I did not catch this if it was already discussed...
Does the fuel have to be turned up for the propane to do it's thing or will slightly over riching the ALDA get the LP's results?
Propane is a fuel, so there is no need to turn up the ALDA.

However, if you wanted to run nitrous, you would also want to turn up the fuel.
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Old 06-01-2004, 08:36 AM
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Click on propane tanks. RT
Good lord those new kits are expensive.
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Old 02-13-2006, 02:21 PM
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interesting reading...

If anyone is interested, propane parts (solonoids, switches, approved hose, tanks and tank enclosures) are also available @ most any boating/marine store.
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Old 02-14-2006, 10:48 PM
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interesting reading...

If anyone is interested, propane parts (solonoids, switches, approved hose, tanks and tank enclosures) are also available @ most any boating/marine store.
New members to this forum most likely should NOT be adding propane to their cars as a first DIY project

Even with my modified 300SD I still haven't played with that sort of fire yet...


...btw saw in the origional post #1 something about diesel engines loving octane...

...they don't btw...its cetane they crave
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