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Bi-Fuel Ecodiesel... anyone thought of trying it yet?

Has anyone else had the thought of adding a CNG kit to their ecodiesel? With the already amazing mileage you could run a small CNG kit and extend the range of diesel to 1000+ miles. Some say you can run 60% CNG to 40% diesel but a 80%diesel to 20% CNG mix would sound good on this motor. A small amount of CNG would help complete the combustion burn better and in the end help conserve DEF useage and lower the amount of regenerations it has to do!
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who makes a kit?

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This is a company I've always heard good things about. As you can see the diesel "kits" are relatively cheap but the tank is what gets expensive. I was reading a forum and a guy that had a 6.7 cummins that had a diesel range of over 1000 miles. Of course you have to factor in the cost of the CNG but a lot of areas it is relatively cheap if you have a pump close by. I have a few stations that have it close by and its 1.79 per GGE(gas gallon equivalent). The big advantage is how clean natural gas burns and adding a fuel that burns completely in with diesel will make sure all the diesel burns on each combustion cycle. I'm not sure if anyone would be brave enough to mess with a brand new truck to see how it would react on our ED's.
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I dont know much about these to guinea pig ours, but looks to be simple enough. Moreover, search on google resulted in the closest CNG station being an hour driver away in a part of town I dont care to visit.

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This seems like far too much trouble than its worth to me. More power to the person who wants to go ahead with it, but I'm quite happy sticking to diesel alone.
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I'd much rather go with diesel, so many plus sides to it, you really can't go wrong going the diesel route.
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Washington- Can I ask why you say that? You will not hurt an engine doing this unless you try to run waaay to much CNG. To me taking our 30mpg diesel to 35-40mpg on diesel and if it only uses 10 GGE per fill up your money ahead in a lot of ways. Less DEF consumption and less regen cycles with more power. Seems like a win win to me.
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Cummins06, have you figured out if converting to bifuel will void your ram warranty? I want to convert but worried about warranty. Please let me know what you have figured out!

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Cummins06, have you figured out if converting to bifuel will void your ram warranty? I want to convert but worried about warranty. Please let me know what you have figured out!

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I havn't looked into it much further as I've been really busy with work. I would guess it would void the engine warranty if they were to see it installed but all depends. I think they have to prove that your modification caused the failure. So if your transfer case broke I would assume they could not deny your warranty. Maybe sometime this winter i'll be able to experiment with it and see what kind of gains can be had. I'll probably end up buying a kit and a smaller tank that is about or is just expired and see how it works before taking the time and money to install a big tank.
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Interesting. I was thinking that if they see that it is installed it would be good enough for them to void warranty. I guess it may depend, some nice dealers might just want to see if that system was the cause of an issue.
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