To prove how easy and quickly its CNG conversion kits can be installed, Go Natural conducted a live demonstration in front of approximately 850 attendees during the 2012 Green Fleet Conference & Expo in Schaumburg, Ill.
Typical vehicle conversions with other kits take three or four days to complete. However, with a Go Natural conversion kit and two technicians working together, a 2010 5.4L F-150 XLT pick-up truck was converted to run on CNG and gasoline (bi-fuel) in just under two hours and 15 minutes.
The use of an ultra-lightweight carbon composite tank from Quantum Technologies contributed to the speed of the conversion, according to the company.
Go Natural credits the speed of its conversion kit installation to four primary reasons:
- Bi-Fuel Rails and Cups - Instead of drilling holes into the factory intake for the CNG injectors, Go Natural developed a patented fuel rail and dual injector cup system that installs into the factory injector ports.
- Plug-and-Play Wiring Harness - Instead of splicing up to 35 wires, Go Natural developed a CNG wiring harness that simply snaps into the factory wiring harness.
- CNG Hoses – Instead of bending, cutting, flaring and installing fittings on stainless steel lines, Go Natural manufactures and utilizes CSA certified CNG hoses.
- Fuel Interface Module (FIM) – Instead of mounting and plumbing the check valve, CNG filter, ¼ turn valve, pressure gauge, transducer and other components along the frame rail, Go Natural combines all of these components in one patented and easy to mount FIM unit. The design also reduces potential leak points by more than 50%, according to the company.
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