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can i use the white gas thats in my fuel bottle from last season or do i have to clean it out and buy new?
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I've done it quite a few times with no issue.

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I've used fuel that's been sitting around literally for years and not had any discernable problem. I guess you're not supposed to keep it that long but I do.
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thank's.
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regular gas - the stuff you put in your car - turns to varnish after a year or so.  I don't know about "white" gas, but surely we must have some chemist on the forum who could educate us.
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I use years-old Coleman in my Whisperlite with no problem.
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regular gas - the stuff you put in your car - turns to varnish after a year or so.  I don't know about "white" gas, but surely we must have some chemist on the forum who could educate us.

No chemist but I think white gas is much more refined which is why it was called white - no impurities or some such. I've heard with the ethanol mixes in regular fuel now if its in contact with air that it will cause condensation and other issues sitting around in your tank to long.


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A while back I burned some that had been forgotten in the basement for about 20 years.  It seemed to burn fine.
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thank you all for your input, no need for a chemist. i'll take the word of all the smart people hear on the forums. :)
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Coleman did tell me that old fuel would gum up a stove.
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Coleman did tell me that old fuel would gum up a stove.

It helps if you run it through one of those filter funnels.  I haven't noticed any faster performance impact from using fuel that's seven or eight years old.  I'm trying to get it used up, but it's taking a while.  :laugh:
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MSDS sheet says its Naptha. Did not see a shelf life listed. Yhe stuff I use is 6+ yrs old.

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I've used fuel that's been sitting around literally for years and not had any discernable problem.

Me too. Never had a problem.

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I found it'll burn but I think not as hot or consistant.....in a full size coleman stove anyway.  Get a canister stove and don't worry about the fuel.
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