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Old 11-01-2006, 07:56 AM   #11
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:37 AM   #12
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Coleman Camp fuel is simply “white gas”. Essentially it is additive free gasoline. It has lower octane level and is fine in a two stroke engine. When I was a kid, white gas was readily available at most gas stations. It was the preferred fuel for outboard motors, the lack of lead in the fuel apparently made for less plug fouling. I remember we always had a drum of the stuff in the boat shed. We did not use it in a four cycle engine and I think this was because of the no lead thing being hard on valve seats. To achieve similar performance to the gas you are using now I suspect you would have to add some octane booster. bert
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Great insight


Thanks for the great points, especially the Octane booster part, to start with, what and which brand?

One note on the camp fuel, they do have a line on the can, clearly stating that it is not intended for internal combustion engines, and that I think, is the one you pointed out on the 4-stroke engines, to prevent it from "knocking"

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Old 11-01-2006, 10:36 AM   #14
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Octane boosters are available where auto parts etc are sold CTC, NAPA, etc. STP makes one for example. Do a Google search and you will be buried in voodoo witch craft fuel blending concoctions. You are likley to be happy with the fuel just the way it is. Try it before adding anything ,then adjust to suit. bert

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Old 11-01-2006, 05:15 PM   #15
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There is a real good article on Zenoahs in the above thread. The long and the short of it is, these engines are built to run on low octane fuel. No OCtane boosters required.
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i read somewhere that the guys that crossed the atlantic with their plane used camp fuel (actually was one of there secrets for long run times). i could see the greater fuel efficiency offsetting the higher cost of gasoline after a season of flying. hmmmm....maybe i should do a comparrison next season......
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As said above the compression ratio is so low on these two strokes, there is no need for octane boosters.
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