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    I am in the process of getting two FMQ2.5 CNG fuelling stations from a man in canada they are going to cost about $1430 just to purchase them not to mention going and getting them he will not ship them so he knows he is not getting ripped off. i was wondering how much it would cost to get both of them rebuilt is there such a thing as multiple discounts or anything like that he says that the machine he just stopped using only has 125 hours on it. should i get that one rebuilt or should i just go ahead and "plug it in". once again any insight would be great.

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    If it was me I'd prep the installation my self, get power and the gas line run plus pull the permits, then pay a fuelmaker installer the hourly rate to do the final connections and test it. In addition talk with cngMike about adding an extra fuel drier.

    Oh yes, make sure that he is not ripping you off
    John

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    • #3
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      Wow, that is a great price for the FMQ-2.5 as they list new for over $7,000

      I would call Tom Sewell at Tulsa Gas Technologies to see what he suggests regarding the rebuild, as he services Oklahoma.
      http://www.tulsagastech.com/

      Tom is also a participant on this web community. His screen name is TOMTGT
      http://www.cngchat.com/forum/showthr...=2307#post2307

      If you click on his name in the above thread you can send him a personal message via CNGchat.

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      • #4
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        I will try to get ahold of Tom. But i already have the power system set up and i think i might need another regulator for the units because everything in my house is Natural gas powered. Stove, Heater, and water heaters are all natural gas i was wondering if that would take up to much fuel and not allow the pump to run to fill up my truck or my dads car. And yes it is an amazing price for those units i couldn't believe it when i saw it. i had to jump on that oppurtunity.

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        • #5
          Re: Cost of Rebuilding

          That is a great deal . The regulator at the meter will flow a lot of gas , it is the pipe size downstream that will limit flow capacity. You may be better off running an extra line direct from the meter to the fuelmaker if it is a long run. Let us know how it works out.
          Last edited by Lakewood90712; 01-25-2008, 08:31 PM.

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          • #6
            Re: Cost of Rebuilding

            The FMQ doesn't use nearly as much gas as a house heater or pool heater. If it's on the same line as those, you might have a problem if both are running at the same time. I would try it -- the worst that can happen is it will shut-off if there isn't enough gas pressure.

            Also, I would just plug it in and see what happens. Download the manual from Fuelmaker. There are numerous error and status codes for the 3 lights. If it doesn't run, it could be that the compressor needs a change or there could be something wrong with the motherboard -- your local Fuelmaker service guy can sort it out for you.

            Michael
            02 GX
            01 GX
            03 Crown Vic
            06 GX
            Home Fueler

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            • #7
              Re: Cost of Rebuilding

              The average home meter flows about 250 cfph. the fm4 uses about 120 cfph. plug it in to a 220 outlet our gas line and a vehicle that needs filling press start see what happens.

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              • #8
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                As for the gas line size and meter capacity - I have a similar set up and my FMQ-2 will NOT run when other larger capacity gas appliances are on with the standard home meter and regulator. When my new furnace goes above the lowest stage of heating, the fueler loses sufficient line pressure and stops.
                I reviewed this with the gas company, and would have to run a separate line AND regulator for the fueler to a new higher capacity meter, and put in another regulator (also connected to the new meter) to feed only the house appliances. A permit, reglators and added piping would cost me around $900.
                Long story short, I don't run the fueler until the house is warmed up and the furnace can maintain temperature on low fire. Works for me!
                '13 Chev Silverado 2500 Ext Cab Factory Bi-Fuel
                '08 Green Tea Metallic GX
                FMQ-2-36 Fueler

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                • #9
                  Re: Cost of Rebuilding

                  Ha! That is probably what is happening to me per my other thread:
                  http://www.cngchat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=815

                  Mystery solved, perhaps.

                  cnguser, what does your FMQ2 display when you try to run it along with your home heater? Mine blinks green and stops.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Cost of Rebuilding

                    On the FuelMaker light show - Go to their web site www.fuelmaker.com and you can pull off the Instalation and Service Instruction manual file, then print it out if you haven't already. The light codes are spelled out in there. Sounds like the cold temp may be impacting operation also...
                    '13 Chev Silverado 2500 Ext Cab Factory Bi-Fuel
                    '08 Green Tea Metallic GX
                    FMQ-2-36 Fueler

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                    • #11
                      Re: Cost of Rebuilding

                      another question about hooking it up should i get some sort of drier to eliminate oil and water contaminants? or should it be okay to go straight into my truck

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                      • #12
                        Re: Cost of Rebuilding

                        I would use a desiccant dryer before the Fuelmaker. Being that the Fuelmaker is an oil-free compressor coalescing is unnecessary.

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