The Coleman fuel or camp fuel from Walmart, is definitely NOT high
octane. Because the Amoco white gas was touted as high octane, I
decided to use some camp fuel in my generator. BAD IDEA!
The generator started OK, but then began jumping around on the ground.
Apparently the "octane" in high octane serves to slow down combustion.
Low octane fuel tends to explode rather than burn. I have since read
about chunks of spark plug ceramic being broken off by the explosions,
and scoring cylinders. I was lucky my generator was not damaged.
There are wick type lanterns, which do use kerosene
or ultra pure.
The other kind has a generator, and bag style mantles.
And, those take Coleman, white gas, and some take
unleaded. Some of the older ones, unleaded clogs the
generator. So, I've read. I can't explain it any
more than that.
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