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I've come across some LPG 6bt's what is involved in converting them to diesel? Pistons, head, cam, timing cover and a pump etc is there a simpler way? Are quite cheap so just thinking about it....
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I'm sure it can be done but not sure it would be cost effective. Don't know that we've ever had anyone do one on the forum.
 

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For many years I pondered the thought of converting a B-Series LP engine to run on gasoline. I often wondered if it would be a torque monster running at a low RPM which would give it a long life and great fuel economy but be using a cheaper fuel than diesel.
 

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Would be sort of unusual for an LPG engine to have that low CR. LPG has a much higher octane rating than any gasoline including racing fuel. It could easily run 14:1 or higher.
 

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Would be sort of unusual for an LPG engine to have that low CR. LPG has a much higher octane rating than any gasoline including racing fuel. It could easily run 14:1 or higher.
Do you know what boost levels they ran?
 

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I guess 14:1 naturally aspirated... Put a turbo on then comes down as the boost goes up.
 

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Hey everyone,
I've come across some LPG 6bt's what is involved in converting them to diesel? Pistons, head, cam, timing cover and a pump etc is there a simpler way? Are quite cheap so just thinking about it....
Thanks
James
I have a 6bt that ran natural gas which is the same engine, you only need to change the pistons and cylinder head. I'm not sure on the cam but they have the p pump timing cover so you'll just need a pump and pump gear
 
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