Converting a Ford Triton 6.8 litre 362HP V10 to run on LPG.

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Converting a Ford Triton 6.8 litre 362HP V10 to run on LPG.

#1 Post by MrGorsky » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:33 pm

Dear All,

I'm thinking of converting a nearly new petrol powered RV to run on LPG. The engine is a Ford Triton V10 producing 362HP.

I'd be doing the conversion myself (my 3rd), and have just been looking about for ideas.

I'd be very interested to know the forum's thoughts on what kit to go for.

I'm a regular customer of Tinley Tech, and have seen they do a BiGas kit for a V10. But I understand I could also fit two 5 cylinder systems. I was also thinking of two large tanks under the RV in the storage lockers. MPG is awful, so the more capacity for LPG the better.

Are the V10 systems any good? I've read a few reports that they're not as reliable as fitting 2 5 cylinder systems. Whilst money is a consideration, I'd rather only fit it once, so wouldn't mind spending more if there was benefit to it.

Many thanks in advance,

Al.

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Re: Converting a Ford Triton 6.8 litre 362HP V10 to run on L

#2 Post by LPGC » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:55 am

I've converted a lot of V10's, taken both the single 10 cylinder AEB/Bigas route and the 2x 5 cylinder system routes.

Bit of a generalisation but they're not difficult to work on really, especially on flat fronted models where nearly all the engine is accessible from the interior engine access. On models with bonnets half the work is done from the inside, half from the outside with outstretched arms! They are a bit tight on space under bonnet so wiring aside fitting a really big single reducer / ECU might be a bit more work than a couple of smaller reducers / ECU''s. Wiring included and there won't be much in it.

You mentioned Tinley Tech - I reckon they will recommend the 10 cylinder single system route, which will work fine, and in any case I wouldn't want to jump on their toes.

I'm currently converting a V12 bi turbo car with over double that power!

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Re: Converting a Ford Triton 6.8 litre 362HP V10 to run on L

#3 Post by MrGorsky » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:58 pm

I should like to see pictures of the V12 conversion!

Single 10 cylinder system it is then, thanks for the advice.

Are there any pitfalls to fitting two tanks? I'd like to have a filler on each side too, so I can go to either side of the pump. Is it just careful plumbing and non return valves, or are you not allowed to do it?

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Re: Converting a Ford Triton 6.8 litre 362HP V10 to run on L

#4 Post by Gilbertd » Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:50 pm

No problem with fitting twin tanks although most people Tee the fill line and have a single filler. Fill lines can be simply Tee'd but you need a non-return Tee in the outlets so they don't cross fill. Tinley Tech have them on their website but since they re-designed it, I can't find a bloody thing!
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Re: Converting a Ford Triton 6.8 litre 362HP V10 to run on L

#5 Post by LPGC » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:26 pm

It's generally a case of fitting at least 2 tanks on the V10 motorhomes!

Yes I will post some pics of the V12.

Two drawbacks to none return T's.. They're not very reliable (ball valve inevitably jams in time) and gas only comes out of one tank at once.

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