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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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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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I thought I read (in the manual) that the ED is designed to run up to B20 Bio-Diesel, is this the same as the bio-fuel your talking about?
 

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I thought I read (in the manual) that the ED is designed to run up to B20 Bio-Diesel, is this the same as the bio-fuel your talking about?


Gadfly, It's not bio fuel at all. CNG is compressed natural gas. Uses another tank to store natural gas at high pressure(3000-3600psi). You hook the cng supply(after it goes through a few regulators and is reduced down in pressure) into your intake supply before the turbo. It just sucks into the engine and mixes in the air with the fuel in the combustion chamber. Benefit to it with a diesel is that it helps burn the fuel off completely. A diesel engine wont burn all of the fuel put into the cylinder(reason for the dpf and def systems). So burning the fuel more completely will reduce emissions and soot before it even gets to the filter. And you get more energy from each gallon of diesel so it helps to improve mileage on diesel. You will burn CNG too but in a lot of part of the country CNG is relatively cheap compared to diesel. My area cng is 1.79.
 

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Gadfly, It's not bio fuel at all. CNG is compressed natural gas. Uses another tank to store natural gas at high pressure(3000-3600psi). You hook the cng supply(after it goes through a few regulators and is reduced down in pressure) into your intake supply before the turbo. It just sucks into the engine and mixes in the air with the fuel in the combustion chamber. Benefit to it with a diesel is that it helps burn the fuel off completely. A diesel engine wont burn all of the fuel put into the cylinder(reason for the dpf and def systems). So burning the fuel more completely will reduce emissions and soot before it even gets to the filter. And you get more energy from each gallon of diesel so it helps to improve mileage on diesel. You will burn CNG too but in a lot of part of the country CNG is relatively cheap compared to diesel. My area cng is 1.79.
Interesting, I guess I have heard of this before, but it is not carried in my area to my knowledge. It seems like it would be beneficial to the truck for economy and for the life of the mechanical parts. This is an interesting topic, I have got to go research on this, thanks for the explanation.
 

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Engine oil

Hi everyone!! I have no idea about it,but there is no doubt that Engine oil keep important role in our vehicles.I think you can try Bosch Engine oil because
it suitable for use in all seasons and helps in reducing oil consumption.
 
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