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Old 07-27-2012, 04:04 PM
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I was just wondering if anyone is using the coleman camp fuel / lantern gas in their buggies & if so what kind of oil & at what ratio are you mixing?? Also is there any difference in performance or tuning with the camp fuel compared to regular gasoline? Thanks
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I cant remember seeing anyone run that stuff in almost twenty years.

Why are you thinking of using it?

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Old 07-27-2012, 04:43 PM
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i keep my car in the cellar of my house so I am considering it after I finish the gasoline I have now..I was told it doesnt smell the place up & burns very clean..
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I'm running it in my 5b and all my boats.
way to go on the boats.
but it may be too low octane for air cooled.
I've got and issue with my buggy not wanting to shut down with the kill switch, it may be the fuel.
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Coleman has a very low octane, so the plug my be hit enough to make the engine continue to run.
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I was just wondering if anyone is using the coleman camp fuel / lantern gas in their buggies & if so what kind of oil & at what ratio are you mixing?? Also is there any difference in performance or tuning with the camp fuel compared to regular gasoline? Thanks
You can mix the same ratio as you would for gasoline. Camp fuel will let the engine run a few degrees cooler than gas. Tuning...camp fuel leaves no residue on the plug insulator for you to read, so you need to do your tune with gas first, then you can run the camp fuel after final tuning is complete. I've stopped using regular gas six years ago when the boat guysturned meon to camp fuel. I ran the camp fuel in my baja with no issues.I've been experimentingwith sunoco 110 in my baja and it works fine too. Pricewise, there is only a $2.50 per gal. difference. Haven't yet tried the sunoco in the boat yet just because I stripped the whole thing down and buying a new hull. The boat engine i've been using is a CY26cc 2-bolt head. I've re-ringed it twice in 6 years. That's all. Boat engines work a lot harder than a buggy engine so using camp fuel is just fine. Be sure to use a high quality, 100% synthetic oil of your choice.
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why not go alcohol ?
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Since I've heard that colemans fuel has low octane. Could you add a bit of octane booster..
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Since I've heard that colemans fuel has low octane. Could you add a bit of octane booster..
Your motor is going to perform the best on the fuel it was designed to run on 87-91octane gasoline non ethyl. Can you run coleman? sure, will you get much benefit from it? no and its $10 a gallon. It's not really fair to compare a water cooled marine engine with an air cooled buggy or truck engine. They operate under much different tollerances and heat!
Adding octane boosters adds cost and more pollutants to the fuel.
For those that don't know Coleman fuel and gasoline are the exact same thing (Naptha) Gasoline is just a further refined product which includes multiple additives, cleansing agents and octane boosters.


As far as smell goes from previous question, If you are concerned about smell this is easily solved by draining your gas tank and drying out your air filter after a run. Place a plastic bag over your air filter and exhaust and secure with rubberband and if the smell really bothers you you can also do this over the gas cap.

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Coleman fuel is nothing like gasoline, and not intended as a substitute.
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Have you tried Google??

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...w=1680&bih=876

Most of the comments I have read by people that HAVE and continue to use it, say use it with no worries...

I remember when the stuff was less then $2 a gallon. It may be $10 now.

Something to consider...

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