▪ What is CNG?
CNG is Compressed Natural Gas stored at high pressure of about 3,600 psi. Natural gas is a gas that comes from within the earth and consists of 85% methane, 10% nitrogen and carbon dioxide, and the balance is ethane, propane, and butane. The octane rating of natural gas is 130.
▪ Can my engine run on both CNG and Gasoline?
Yes, you can run on either fuel and change the fuel you are using with the push of a button.
▪ How much CNG will my car use?
The Amount used depends on the vehicle size and engine. You will get about the same miles per gallon.
▪ Will using CNG harm my engine?
No, it is better for your engine because there are no carbon deposits which create friction and engine wear.
▪ Are your kits EPA Approved?
No, and you are not required to have an EPA certified conversion kit installed on your car. Nearly all conversion kits installed throughout the USA are NOT EPA certified conversion kits and are being installed throughout the USA.
▪ Can I use the natural gas at my home?
Yes, provided that you have a CNG Home Refueling Station.
▪ Do you sell CNG Home Refueling Station.?
Yes, and we highly recommend them as you can purchase from your home for roughly 80 cents per gallon.
▪ Will I be able to get any tax credits?
Our kits may qualify for some state tax credits. Check with your state for tax credit information.
▪ Will I be able to pass my state inspections?
You should not have any trouble passing your inspections. Your emissions will be much lower (up to 80%) if tested while operating on CNG.
▪ How do I switch fuels?
You can switch to either fuel anytime with the push of a button.
▪ What do I get with my conversion Kit?
You get everything needed to operate your vehicle on CNG.
▪ Can I install more than one cylinder?
Yes, you may wish to install more than one cylinder to increase your driving range, particularly in larger 8 cylinder vehicles.
▪ How long will it last?
Your kit and cylinder will last for many years, and will most likely outlast your car.
▪ What maintenance is Required?
A qualified installer and/or mechanic should perform an inspection once per year and you should perform a quick visual inspection of your system each time you fill your car with natural gas.
▪ Can it be removed?
Yes, you can remove it if you want and install it in another vehicle.
▪ Can I sell my CNG vehicle or will it have be removed?
Yes, you can sell your car without removing your conversion kit and you should get a much better price for your vehicle.
▪ Can it be installed on a turbo charged engine?
Yes, it can be installed on a turbo charged engine.
▪ Can it be installed on a diesel engine?
We have conversion kits for diesel engines.
▪ Can the CNG cylinder explode in an accident?
A CNG cylinder is a very strong and thick storage tank and is just as safe or safer than a thin plastic or metal gasoline tank. Millions of cars have been safely driving on CNG for many years including many federal, state, and local government vehicles. Furthermore, gasoline ignites at 600 degrees Fahrenheit, while CNG needs a spark of 1100 degrees Fahrenheit to cause ignition. Also, gasoline pools while CNG floats, resulting in a much safer fuel during any accident.
▪ Will I get a “Check Engine” light when driving on CNG?
If your kit is properly installed and adjusted you may still get a check engine light. If you wait until your engine is warm before using CNG you most likely will not get a check engine light. The reason you get a check engine light is because the CNG fuel burns so much cleaner that the cars computer thinks the engine may be running rich or lean even though it is not. We recommend purchasing a low cost scanner to read and clear any codes if you get any check engine lights, which can be purchased for under $40 online.
▪ Do the kits violate any EPA or Clean Air Act laws?
No, none of our kits emulate any signals to the engines ECU and no emission systems are modified. We have the only conversion kits that do not modify any ECU signals.
▪ Can it be installed on a hybrid?
We do not recommend installing a CNG Conversion Kit on any hybrid fuel vehicle at this time.