Is CNG Conversion Right for You?
Common Concerns about Converting Your vehicle to Compressed Natural Gas
If you’re thinking about making the switch to CNG for your vehicle, you may have questions. A CNG bi-fuel system must be installed properly to avoid potential engine damage and provide optimal benefits, including fuel-cost savings and increased engine life.
Vehicle Warranty. Adding a CNG system to a newer vehicle often does not directly affect the manufacturer’s warranty. A claim can only be denied if the problem is proven to have been caused by adding the CNG system. This can often be avoided by working with an accredited CNG installation facility.
Engine Damage. The key to avoiding damage to valves or the catalytic converter is getting the fuel mixture correct. Insufficient power control in a diesel engine can damage the powertrain. A properly-installed CNG system rarely causes damage, but rather helps to extend engine life.
Tank Placement. A CNG system uses a high-pressure cylinder-shaped tank to hold compressed natural gas. This is typically mounted in the truck bed or cargo area of your vehicle, but can sometimes be placed underneath to save space.
Potential Loss of Power and Mileage. CNG is more resistant to burn than gasoline, which can, in some cases, reduce engine power and fuel mileage efficiency compared to gasoline. With CNG Pitstop’s systems featuring the latest technology, power loss and inefficiency is often undetectable and/or no more than 5 to 10%.
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