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Old 03-23-2008, 11:22 PM   #11
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Re: runs on propane?

another thing that'll help.....heating up the full tank and cooling down the empty one. You prob can't do much about temperature and the stock tanks on the bus, but you can toss the bbq tank in a jacuzzi, or a hot bath tub, or wrap it in an electric blanket. You don't want it much over 100 degrees, so a jacuzzi is perfect...anyhow, this temperature increase makes more pressure inside the tank. Never use a flame or anything silly like that.

i'm also unsure if opd tanks will work up=side down.
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:46 PM   #12
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Re: runs on propane?

Here in this part of the world (Southern Interior of BC) Propane is still cheaper than gas (by about 30c per liter), but the price is rising just as fastas gas. I have had no problem finding places to fill with propane, though some spots were harder to get to than (corners of yards and such). Both busses I have are factory propane, so they have the propper compression ratios and such. I'm a fan of propane i'll take it every time. My last pickup truck(RIP) was on propane and ran like a bat out of hell, and the truck had 415 000 K on her, at least 200 of that on propane. A lot more power than my current gas powered truck. Don't run out though, you can still buy a cheater hose for about 45 bux but they are illigal to own and use up here! Gotta love the GVT. lol.
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:21 PM   #13
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Re: runs on propane?

Putting an electric radiator hose heater on the coolant feed line to the vaporizer should help your issues with it not running when cold. It will provide enough of a heat differential to get that beast to fire. Then run it plugged in until your coolant gets to an adequate temperature to keep the works thawed.
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