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Old 23 Jun 2008, 08:16 pm
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Default i won't to convert me honda odyssey to propane. can it be done?

i won't to convert me honda odyssey to propane. can it be done?
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 08:31 pm
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Yes... I have a friend who converted a chevy truck to propane,I don't have any answers as to how.... But...... He found a web site with the info... Sorry I am not more help...
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 08:46 pm
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oh yeah i'll tell you how.. put a tank of propane inside of your car, open the valve.. and put fire on it you'll see how your car goes i wish to be there to see that show!!!
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 09:16 pm
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ha ha... are you kidding me? "Convert" as in convert your dino engine to propane? I really doubt it can be done, but what begs to be asked is WHY??? On a long trip, where do you plan on filling up, at propane stations? Ugh...
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 09:31 pm
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Can be done, but you will not like it.Odyssey is heavy and propane won't be good enough to give you more 80 horse power. It would be like driving 4 cylinder civic with 2 broken pistons. SLOW.And after spending $ to convert to propane, who is going to buy that crap from you? You've just devalue your car, made it worthless.
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 09:46 pm
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What kind of idiots have put these answers above!Continue to pay more than 4 dollars per gallon you sheep,make the fat CEO of these oil companies richer.In Europe this can be done much easier than here.I'm currently looking for ways to convert my 2 cars to drive on propane here in the US as soon as I do this I will let you know how is done my friend.
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 10:02 pm
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Default Re: i won't to convert me honda odyssey to propane. can it be done?

The people who say that it will be slow , check the octane rating of propane - its 110! I used to work for a fleet shop that converted all of its vehicles to run on propane . I currently have a propane filling and tank certification ticket . Anything is possible as far as conversions go , the question comes down to money . The shop I worked for has since stopped doing conversions as they have found that there really wasn't a gain in cost after you factor in all of the costs of a conversion compared to the savings in gas over a 5 year period (the average amount of time they kept the vehicles) . You need to think long and hard and do your homework before you commit .
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Old 24 Jun 2008, 03:01 pm
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Default Re: i won't to convert me honda odyssey to propane. can it be done?

Forget it. I have researched this completely and contacted every available possibility here in the Mesa, Az. area. The result is the technology is so old that it isn't feasible. Like has been aluded to, where would you fill up? I am moving to the Flagstaff area for off road living and secluded and would not travel much. If it could be done for me I wouldn't have a big disadvantage as the pioneering spirit prevails up there and I would have propane generators for the home etc.

But as a practicality issue for the car it is nuts!! These people that talk green so much and they run on bio diesel and vegetable oil and garbage, what is their life like? When we get to alternative energy sources it has to be such where the storage and refill capabilities are widespread for all. Otherwise, there is no long term feasibility for anyone.

I would forget the conversion idea as by the time you got it done and by the time another alternative energy was developed your propane running car would be obsolete in the whole scheme of things. Propane has it's purpose, such as what I intend to use it for. For the home, for appliances, to subsidize the grid on my solar panel batteries along with a wind turbine. But not for any degree of long term transportation efficacy on a large scale.
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