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09-02-2003 08:20 PM  14 years agoPost 1
ImRich

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Has anyone else tried to compare Coleman fuel to Gasoline?

I did it this weekend.

I was running Coleman (camper) fuel at 64:1 oil/gas mix (using Amsoil). Things are running well.

I decided to try a gallon of good old gasoline on my second tank of the day to see if there was any difference. I used the same oil mix (64:1 Amsoil).

I didn't seem to need to touch the needles.

I don't fly hard 3D, just loops, rolls, stall turns.. that sort of thing.

I really couldn't tell the difference.

I have a head temperature probe and expected the head to run cooler on gasoline only because I have heard that Coleman burns hotter than gasoline. The head tempuratures were pretty close (within a couple of degrees of one another).

I couldn't tell the difference on my G231.

Has anyone else tried to compare the two in any sort of detail or scientific method?

If so, what are your results.

What differences do you see between the two?

If you don't see a difference (and have tried both) let us know that too.

Thanks!

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09-03-2003 05:10 AM  14 years agoPost 2
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Hello, Rich. I just ran my first tank of Coleman fuel, with Amsoil at 64:1. I fly at 5500 feet above sea level and did not have to change a thing. We have 85 or 87 Octane gas up here and Bill Meador suggested that I use 87 to break in the engine for a couple of gallons. I did as he said and the Coleman fuel seems to be fine now.

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09-03-2003 05:15 PM  14 years agoPost 3
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Ford,

Thanks! Did you notice any difference in power or how the engine responded?

At first I thought that the engine might have been running smoother, but on closer 'listening' I came to the conclusion that there was no difference.

Of course, one big difference was that when I got home, I smelled of Gasoline. I guess I had spilled a couple of drops on me as I was fueling up. The Coleman fuel doesn't have much of a smell at all.

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09-03-2003 06:11 PM  14 years agoPost 4
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No noticeable difference

Rich. I didn't notice anything different. The engine runs smooth anyway and the Coleman fuel provided the same smooth performance. Climb seemed to be similar, too. I'll let you know as I get more time on this bird. I'm not able to fly much due to work, but if anything changes, I'll let you know.

Ford

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09-04-2003 02:47 AM  14 years agoPost 5
ImRich

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I can't wait until I'm done with this gallon of Gasoline. My truck is starting to smell like gasoline as is my clothes!

With the way gasoline prices are going lately, Coleman fuel may be cheaper soon!

Has anyone ever had any negative experiences with Coleman (camper) fuel?

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09-04-2003 01:56 PM  14 years agoPost 6
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I use the Walmart Ozark brand, No problems at all.

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09-04-2003 02:01 PM  14 years agoPost 7
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You want the lower Octane rated fuels; 2 stroke engine wants power generated as quickly as possible. The higher the octane, the slower the burn rate.

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09-04-2003 11:33 PM  14 years agoPost 8
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well I read this thread ran out and got 2 gallons of Colemans Lantern fuel and some Klotz synthetic oil and mixed it up. She ran like a champ did not have to change a needle one. PLUS no stincky gas smell

Don.............

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09-07-2003 02:49 AM  14 years agoPost 9
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Yes, I guess this stuff runs great. I even have a head temp guage and notice no change.

I use Amsoil at 64:1 mixture, I have even run 80:1 in the past.

I'm glad my findings agree with others.

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09-07-2003 03:50 AM  14 years agoPost 10
Al Magaloff

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What carbs are you all running?

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09-08-2003 02:43 AM  14 years agoPost 11
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I love camper fuel in my X-Cell gas SE with the G-231, it runs like a champ! I do not want to go back to gasoline, cannot stand the smell.

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09-14-2003 04:55 AM  14 years agoPost 12
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Come on guys, the gas smell cant be that bad I would much rather just go get gas at the local gas station and mix it there at the pump then having to run to say walmart and get coleman fuel. But then again I never tried Coleman fuel

Chad

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09-14-2003 10:38 AM  14 years agoPost 13
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After getting my gas bird, my wife noticed the smell and told me the gas helicopter had to go to the shop . Oh my, not that, and I kind of ignored her
. After a week, I told the gas bird it had to go to the shop . The whole house was starting to smell like gas. No good, so I tried coleman fuel and there is no odor anymore. The power and performance is there, ask anyone who has seen it fly!

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09-14-2003 11:12 AM  14 years agoPost 14
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Chad, the gas smell is not bad for some, really bad for others. Try swallowing a mouth load when you were ten, syphoning gas for the go cart. A quick trip to the ER to be pumped and force fed charcoal. Burped up gas fumes for two days after! Now spend the next forty years with daily contact with gasoline. Sensitive??? NAHHH. I want to take a bath in the stuff on my time off!

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09-14-2003 03:16 PM  14 years agoPost 15
ImRich

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Chad,

I never thought gas smelled that bad.

Then I tried some coleman fuel just to see what the fuss was all about.

To do a 'controlled test' I switched for one gallon back to gasolline.

When I was filling my heli with the gasoline for the first tank, my girl (who was sitting about 10 feet away) said "what is that smell"?

"Gas" I said, "why does it smell so bad? You heli never used to smell like that!"

I just shrugged it off thinking that she was downwind or something.

Now every time when I come home from flying the heli with gasoline, my hands smell like gasoline, my clothes smell like gasoling and my car is starting to smell like gasoline.

I can't wait until I'm done with the gallon (I haven't been flying much) so I can switch back to Coleman fuel.

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