Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Any Relief in Sight??????

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Any Relief in Sight??????

    I'm really discouraged about the fill station problems we're currently having. West Jordan station down, Sandy station down, Murray station 1000 psi, etc., etc...... I now have three cng vehicles that are allmost out of gas with no relief in sight. I spend a great deal of time going from one station to the next. Does anyone know of any plans to improve this? Or is my best option to invest another $10k in a home fueling system?

    Thanks,
    Kevin

  • #2
    Re: Any Relief in Sight??????

    You might try the Jordan School District station. I had good pressure there last week. It is very close to the Sandy station (that is down).
    Robert '07 GX

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Any Relief in Sight??????

      Bite the bullet and put in a home system (FMQ, FM). The public station situation in UT will probably only get worse. After you put in a home system you can still fill there when convenient and save wear and tear and money, but when there are problems you'll be SOOOO glad you did.
      02 GX
      01 GX
      03 Crown Vic
      06 GX
      Home Fueler

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Any Relief in Sight??????

        I'm seriously thinking about biting the bullet. What is the best way to proceed?

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Any Relief in Sight??????

          Utahbill,

          You might want to check out the Refilling Equipment forum to answer some of your questions. With 3 CNG vehicles I would go for the FMQ-2-36 with two hoses. You can fill two vehicles at once.

          I believe that things will only get worse in Utah before they get better. I am not aware of Questar (or anybody else) installing newer/better equipment any time soon. I have heard there is going to be a public station in Tooele (non-Questar), but I'm not sure when it will be up and running. I have had pretty good luck in Northern Utah the past few weeks. Good fills in Clearfield, Ogden, and Brigham.

          Thanks Questar for the good work on keeping the CNG stations going.
          Jared.
          Mountain Green, Utah
          2003 CNG Cavalier
          2003 CNG Silverado 2500HD

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Any Relief in Sight??????

            Originally posted by Highmarker View Post
            I believe that things will only get worse in Utah before they get better. I am not aware of Questar (or anybody else) installing newer/better equipment any time soon.
            Hmmm, perhaps my optimism is unwarranted, but as I recall we just got four new stations in the valley July 1st (UofU, Jordan School, Granite School, Alpine School). Of course, one of those was DOA, but by all accounts they're working on it. We certainly know that the Sandy station is in progress (it would be working now if the contractor hadn't bailed on Questar).

            I've had great pressure at UofU, Jordan, and Downtown Questar (the stations I use most often).

            Things are looking pretty good from my seat.

            Cheers,
            Robert '07 GX

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Any Relief in Sight??????

              Originally posted by mecklen View Post
              I recall we just got four new stations in the valley July 1st (UofU, Jordan School, Granite School, Alpine School)

              Cheers,
              Those stations were already built and required little effort to get them able to used by the public. What I'm talking about is plans to build new stations or beef up the ones we have. Every time I go and fill up, I always hear the compressor running. If the compressor is always running, when is it shut down for maintenance? I think Questar is doing a tremendous job on keeping the stations up and running given the 220% increase of CNG vehicles into the state in the past 8 - 9 months. But to answer the question of this thread: I don't see any relief in sight.
              Jared.
              Mountain Green, Utah
              2003 CNG Cavalier
              2003 CNG Silverado 2500HD

              Comment


              • #8
                We love our Fuelmaker
                Most of our driving is from Saratoga Springs into Lehi and Alpine with no refueling stations in-between. We also don't have to deal with low pressures at the pumps these days, and the best thing is my teenage son is kind of tethered to home in his 98 GX (easier to keep track of him when there is free gas at home)

                I see there is an FM4 on eBay now. They fill to 3000 psi and usually sell for around half a new FMQ-2-36.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Any Relief in Sight??????

                  I looked on ebay and could not find any listing of any filling station. What was it under? Thanks!!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Any Relief in Sight??????

                    I was investigating further and was told the electricity costs to run an FMQ-2-36 would be add an extra $1.05 cost per GGE. That seemed pretty high to me. Has anyone had any experience with this?

                    Where in Utah can one buy a FuelMaker and who can install it?

                    Thanks,

                    Bill

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Any Relief in Sight??????

                      here is a site for fuel maker.

                      http://www.fuelmaker.com/Dealers/usdealers.htm

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: Any Relief in Sight??????

                        I have a friend that is a Fuelmaker dealer. Last time I talked to him he was selling refurbished fm's for $4000. I seriously doubt that electricity would be $1.05 per
                        gge. I am in the unique position to be on the other end of this problem. New stations and upgrades come painfully slow. Over the years compressor companies have moved to have the end user be the supply chain. These are old prices but the the manufactures recommended spare parts on a Greenfield C5U frame cost $80,000. The parts take any were from 1 to excess of 9 weeks. When a compressor is running for 18 to 20 hours a day It is hard to do preventive maintenance. It is also VERY hard on equipment.

                        Comment

                        Working...
                        X