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  • [MERGED] Uinta Fireplace conversions

    Has anyone bought or had a conversion done from Unita Fireplace in Layton. They have cars listed on KSL website. I would buy from them but would like to know if anybody has bought a car or had a conversion done by them.

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    Re: Uinta Fireplace conversions

    I heard that someone on KSL bought one of his conversions and he could not pass emissions to register the vehicle. I went up there and test drove a cavalier that showed 6,000 miles on the odometer, but the car was pretty beat up, so I ran the VIN with carfax and it had last been registered with 50,000 miles on it. I asked him about the miles (without telling him what I knew) and he just said that's what it had. Then I told him about the carfax report and then he starting saying it really had 40,000 when he got it, and starting making up excuses. I'd like to hear from people who have bought from him.
    2000 Escalade (option 3 conversion) FOR SALE
    2004 F150 XLT (OEM conversion)
    2000 Camry (Awesome Car!!)

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      Re: Uinta Fireplace conversions

      I bought from them recently. I was not too impressed with one of the people there but was impressed with the person who sold me the vehicle. Mine did not pass emissions either but they guaranteed it would pass emissions. I don't know if that is only for certain vehicles or not. They took it to get fixed. I would make sure they write "guarantee will pass emissions" on the bill of sale. They also guaranteed the cng system for 30 days which is good because my tank or the line had a leak. I definitely hope that they have not tampered with the mileage. Isn't that reportable? Can't they go to jail for that?

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        Re: Uinta Fireplace conversions

        People must understand, that most everyone in this world will do anything to make money. Including rolling back mileage (I am not saying that they have) etc. That also includes selling none EPA certified kits. If they had rolled back any cars it is a felony, I would contact the state that regulates dealers, and they would be shut down. My point being is that you should never completely trust anyone, that is why they say trust is earned. That also goes for the EPA kits, and dealers as well. Do your due dilligence. Look into things more.

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          Re: Uinta Fireplace conversions

          I've been looking more into conversions and companies that do them and I have found multiple vehicles in these other shops trying to fix CNG conversion problems from the installations that Uinta has done. I believe that you get what you pay for, so when you see these new nice vehicles selling for so little (knowing that a really good conversion, for a truck with a decent size tank, runs aroun $10-$12k). Anyway, I would like to hear more from people that are buying these cars. I am also very curious to see what the status of them are in a year.

          Poor quality conversion may have a VERY BIG impact on the conversion market here in Utah and the EPA's enforcement. I think we need to make sure we only support people who are doing things right. Poor conversions that are unsafe and do not meet safety standards have a potential to hurt our CNG industry. I believe something similiar to this happened in Pheonix back around 2000. So many poor conversion were done that the general public got the impression that CNG is un-safe and not reliable. We DO NOT want this to happen here!!
          2000 Escalade (option 3 conversion) FOR SALE
          2004 F150 XLT (OEM conversion)
          2000 Camry (Awesome Car!!)

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            Re: Uinta Fireplace conversions

            Originally posted by Yroc View Post
            I've been looking more into conversions and companies that do them and I have found multiple vehicles in these other shops trying to fix CNG conversion problems from the installations that Uinta has done. I believe that you get what you pay for, so when you see these new nice vehicles selling for so little (knowing that a really good conversion, for a truck with a decent size tank, runs aroun $10-$12k). Anyway, I would like to hear more from people that are buying these cars. I am also very curious to see what the status of them are in a year.
            Any recomendations on who is the best at doing installs

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              Re: Uinta Fireplace conversions

              Originally posted by smggt View Post
              People must understand, that most everyone in this world will do anything to make money. Including rolling back mileage (I am not saying that they have) etc. That also includes selling none EPA certified kits. If they had rolled back any cars it is a felony, I would contact the state that regulates dealers, and they would be shut down. My point being is that you should never completely trust anyone, that is why they say trust is earned. That also goes for the EPA kits, and dealers as well. Do your due dilligence. Look into things more.
              hard to recommend anything here without it being deleted. Try n g v chat.com
              Last edited by Yroc; 06-18-2008, 12:27 AM.
              2000 Escalade (option 3 conversion) FOR SALE
              2004 F150 XLT (OEM conversion)
              2000 Camry (Awesome Car!!)

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                Re: Uinta Fireplace conversions

                It's not a problem unless your recommending someone that deals in NON-EPA kits.
                John

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                  Re: Uinta Fireplace conversions

                  So who would YOU recommend who deals in EPA kits? For Ford diesel trucks and/or Honda Oddesey? And what is the expected price on both?

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                    Uintah Alternative Fuels

                    Anyone know anything about the cars offered by Uintah Alternative
                    Fuel Vehicles in Layton? Their KSL ads don't usually mention the the Utah tax credit. Does that mean they're not EPA certified? Are their conversions good nonetheless?

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                      Re: Uintah Alternative Fuels

                      Not sure about them just yet--I picked up one of their business cards at the fill station in Clearfield--but their website is not active.

                      Which reminds me..I have to drop off some CNGUtah cards at that station, since Derek is the man and hooked me up.
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                      1999 Ford Crown Victoria
                      Dedicated CNG Interceptor

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                      • #12
                        Re: Uintah Alternative Fuels

                        Yes, I am familiar with the cars that Uintah carries. They use Technocarb conversion kits out of Canada. The kits are very high quality. Some of the best in the industry.

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                          Re: Uintah Alternative Fuels

                          Ashton Motors is being BASHFUL.
                          Uintah will only "fix" their own problems.
                          Have a problem? Want it fixed? Ashton is the place.
                          Even Uintah sends people to them.
                          As for conversions, you'll have to ask Kelly at Ashton.
                          RV
                          Robert
                          "Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right." Henry Ford

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