Question by  fransoisI1 (11)

How do I convert a car to natural gas?


Answer by  bug57 (1048)

It's a lengthy and difficult process, so I highly recommend talking to a mechanic who specializes in the field. Essentially, you'll use charged natural gas canisters in place of a fuel tank. They'll provide the natural gas to the engine, which also has to be modified to run correctly. Expect to spend over $1500.


Answer by  spragoo (1500)

This is not something you should do on your own in your garage for obvious reasons. You should take it to a certified conversion shop. In some states you will get a write off on taxes and i think you can only get that if it is taken to a certified shop.


Answer by  wrencher32 (80)

Consult a gas conversion specialist to give an estimate and to perform the work. It is too complicated for a do it yourself person.


Answer by  JBear (184)

There are EPA standards that must be met do do the conversion. You will need a dual fuel system and be able to handle the additional weight.


Answer by  amtcura66 (1340)

You can convert it by taking out all the stuff that a car would need if it ran on gasoline and put in natural gas and all it's stuff.


Answer by  Christian9247 (5042)

This is complex. If you don't know what you're doing consult a mechanic or even look into buying a new car with the specifics of what you want.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Check local laws since some places require a licensed professional to do the conversion. Otherwise look online for a kit to do the conversion with.


Answer by  McCheese (1248)

You can buy a natural gas converter kit for about $1400 and install it pretty easily. You'll have to replace a few componants of the engine. Hope you have tools!


Answer by  alander5 (15)

Talk to a specialist mechanic and find a suitable conversion kit, is not a task for the unqualified or faint hearted.


Answer by  OBWon (10)

Start with a diesel vehicle, since it will be easiest to convert. There are many rules and regulations that you must research and follow. Start with a fuel conversion professional.

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