CAN COLEMAN FUEL BE USED IN CHAINSAWSgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread
I SAW A POSTING WHERE COLEMAN FUEL WAS USED TO RUN A CHAINSAW AND WONDERED IF THIS WAS POSSIBLE. I WONDERED IF THIS WOULD DAMAGE THE CHAIN SAW AND IF IT WOULD OPERATE WELL ON THIS FUEL.
-- JUDY ISAACS (JA_ISAACS@HOTMAIL.COM), September 26, 1999
Yup, works well -- providing you remember to add oil. It's just unleaded gasoline without a bunch of additives. Easy to store: don't have to add Stabil or PRI, etc., and will last for several years in an UNOPENED can.
-- de (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 26, 1999.
You can try running it in YOUR saw if you want to, but you won't see me running coleman fuel in one of my gas engines. Coleman fuel is mostly Naptha. It has a much lower octane rating than mo-gas. Although your sW My start and run, you may risk damage (a hole in the piston) under a heavy load.
The only source of heat I have had for the last 10 years has been a wood stove. My house rarely is cooler than 85 degrees F on even the coldest days. I cut and hand split all my own wood, and I have yet to use 4 gal. of fuel mix for my chainsaw in one winter.
You will probably find it easier to get a gallon of regular gas in Jan.00 than a new piston or chainsaw.
-- Ken (email@example.com), September 27, 1999.
I saw an article about 6 months ago where they added some ATF (automatic transmission fluid) to coleman fuel and successfull ran a generator on the stuff. There were no long term results however...
-- Dog (Desert Dog@-sand.com), September 29, 1999.