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Dedicated CNG Chevy Express? Anyone experiences? #4716672
04/04/18 10:08 PM
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dareo Offline OP
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Considering for business use a used Chev Express factory cng van around 2012. They are coming out of some fleet service with lowish miles. I believe engine code is lc8 and is factory cng only. If one could get a cng van for same price as the 6.0 gasoline and i have CNG stations at 1.85 a gallon would this be worthwhile? Anyone ever worked on these or owned one? Thanks


2016 Golf Wagon 5MT, 2014 Accord Sport 6MT, 2016 GMC 1500 SLT 6.2
Re: Dedicated CNG Chevy Express? Anyone experiences? [Re: dareo] #4716699
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How often does the CNG equipment need to be inspected / recertified?


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Re: Dedicated CNG Chevy Express? Anyone experiences? [Re: dareo] #4716715
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I want to say 15 years on the tanks.


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Re: Dedicated CNG Chevy Express? Anyone experiences? [Re: dareo] #4716924
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We have a ton of them at work

Fleet service doesn't seem to have a bad thing to say about it over an equivalent gasser Express/Savanna

A touch less power and a marginal decrease in MPG, but it's made up for in the cost of the fuel

They drive and ride about the same to me

Oils gonna stay cleaner, longer

Consider any local incentives to owning an alt fuel vehicle


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'01 Mercury Villager Estate VG33E 52k
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Re: Dedicated CNG Chevy Express? Anyone experiences? [Re: dareo] #4717066
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Pay attention to the owner manual's recommendation on oil. It might require one formulated for natural gas engines.


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