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well i finally finished getting the turd to run on propane. I only wished i would have done it sooner. that was the easiest conversion i have done to the truck. it cured all my idel problems and all my smog equip. got to get throwen in the trash. now if i can figure out how to post these pics it would do this thread justice.
 

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Bought my 4runner used with a propane converted motor. Careful, runs really hot, all the exhaust valves were burned. Back running gasoline, more power than propane and works at sub-zero temps. I live in Canada and propane setups don't like cold weather. Propane does burn very cleanly though, and your oil stays nice and clean.
 

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GearMan said:
well i finally finished getting the turd to run on propane. I only wished i would have done it sooner. that was the easiest conversion i have done to the truck. it cured all my idel problems and all my smog equip. got to get throwen in the trash. now if i can figure out how to post these pics it would do this thread justice.
Hook me up Sean
 

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When it comes time for a rebuild, install hardened valve seats (if possible) this will keep the valves from burning. Also, if you up the compression to 11:1 and run a multi-spark ignition, any lost horsepower will come back:D
 

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When it comes time for a rebuild, install hardened valve seats (if possible) this will keep the valves from burning. Also, if you up the compression to 11:1 and run a multi-spark ignition, any lost horsepower will come back:D
running a 11.5:1 LC Eng. stage 3 and already have the sweet head and valve work done
 

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does the exhaust from a propane setup smell like ass? I know one of the forklifts from work is propane and it always smells horrible, can't imagine smelling that the whole way on the trail
 

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does the exhaust from a propane setup smell like ass? I know one of the forklifts from work is propane and it always smells horrible, can't imagine smelling that the whole way on the trail
with the copression high enough it doesnt smell like i thought it would burns real kleen
 

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i too am interested in this setup.

how big of a diffrence do you think a header would make with a propane setup compaired to gas.

happy trails
rich *ruger* :usa:
 

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suzuki w/the HEAT said:
i hope you didn't scrap to much smog equipment. propane injection lets you get rid of thermastatic air cleaner thats about it. unless it's a trailer queen!
its a trailer queen unless he wants to play with the cops in rancho:flipoff2:


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