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I never noticed them running all that differently. Just a bit more frequent cleaning.
 


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Mine spit fire like napalm and and burst into flames. I'm pretty sure it was gasoline... someone just filled the tank with the can from the generator. And when I lit it WOOOOOOOSH! :dunno:
 

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Interesting. It's been many years since I've bothered. I don't go through enough fuel a year to care about any gasoline related cost savings. A gallon is good for a few years.
 

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Yeah, they can run it but the additives in pump gas plugs up the generator. Nothing dramatic.

The newer stuff like my 400B and CL2 have coated fuel tanks that unleaded is supposed to react with though.

Dual fuel ones can run either unleaded of Coleman fuel.
 
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Mine spit fire like napalm and and burst into flames.
Something wrong with that then. Naptha and gasoline are very similar - I think as was mentioned previously, some of the Coleman appliances run on both or even both plus kerosene. Maybe you had a loose fitting or something - hard to say. I have one lantern that flares up if it's not lit just right.
 

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I always thought naptha had a stupid low flash point or octane compared to regular gasoline. Thought it was more comparable to ether. I dunno it was 20 some years ago lol.
 

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White gas is basically what pump gas was back when Coleman started.
 

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Neat... wish it was cheaper. I've been trying to find "real" gasoline for my mustang for years. I have to drive an hour to my marina and fill all my containers with marine zero ethanol gas, then mix it with Torco and lead substitute. :rolleyes:
 

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You know what's really fun... fill one of those stoves with gasoline instead of naphtha.

Nice orange ball of fire and gasoline everywhere. Ahhhhhh good times.
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It's definitely come in handy... and it certainly wasn't for the money. :rolleyes:
 

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Neat... wish it was cheaper. I've been trying to find "real" gasoline for my mustang for years. I have to drive an hour to my marina and fill all my containers with marine zero ethanol gas, then mix it with Torco and lead substitute. :rolleyes:
 

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Finally got around to working on my 220F, it has been tore down since late spring which is why I was reluctant to tear down my new to me 220J. I shined a light in the fount and saw it had yellow bubbles of old reanimated fuel floating around in the fresh fuel I had added to the empty when I got it fount. So I dumped that out to fill it with acetone to break up any other goop that was in there. As I dumped it into a container in the back yard I felt something little hit my hand. I looked around and couldn't see anything so whatever, it must have been a bug. So I filled it, let it sit a couple days and then dumped the acetone back into the can and went about reassembling it. SOB I am missing the eccentric block for the cleaner. So I dug around in the yard 2 days later AND I FOUND IT!

Can you see it?



How about now?



So I got it back together and did a test fire tonight:



It was very slowly losing pressure but I have a new gasket for the fuel cap coming. Ran a lot better than it did before though.

My first real success story for resurrecting a Coleman that actually needed more than mantles and/or lighting.
 


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