scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: White Gas Question
Dave Loomis (dloomis@NH.ULTRANET.COM
Fri Aug 04 2000 - 07:31:58 CDT
Real white gas is/was merely gas with no lead added, that you could buy
from AMOCO or other stations some years ago. We used it in stoves
because it wouldn't flood the area with lead fumes that can kill.
Coleman Fuel may well be similar to this material, and has been
optimized for their stoves, so you can probably use it in your car with
no damage. You can even mix pure ethanol with your gas with little
damage except to the gaskets in your carb - it tends to eat them after a
while. In an emergency I'd use the Coleman Fuel, but I'd fill the tank
with gas as soon as I could and drive it for a bit.
Kenneth Spiegel wrote:
> Since the list is knowledgeable about white gas, I was once told that white
> gas can be added to a cars gas tank in an emergency and will mix with the
> last bits of gas in the tank to be able to drive about 10 to 15 miles to a
> gas station.
> I have never tried this, but would be interested in hearing the pros and cons
> from list members who have tried this. And, yes I know is not good to store a
> gallon container of white gas in a hot car trunk (or trailer) for any period
> of time.
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