414 Dual Fuel Stove

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Hillb
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414 Dual Fuel Stove

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Good day all. I bought an old 414 Coleman stove (1963 model I believe) and it has the old style round red barrel-like tank. From reading some posts here and elsewhere, I am under the impression that dual fuel stoves had grey or gold tanks, and red tanks were for naphtha only. However, I have the old instruction pamphlet that came with the stove and it states that the stove can use either unleaded gas or naphtha. So, my question is,...is there something on the tank or stove, that would identify it as being able to use both fuels?

(Attached is a picture of the instruction pamplet - circled in red is the fuel statement)
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Re: 414 Dual Fuel Stove

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I don’t think the older ones had any markings to distinguish them. Most all of them can use either fuel but the generator will clog faster with RUG. The gray tank colors came out later pretty much as a selling tool but usually have a wider generator to add to life of the gen.
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Re: 414 Dual Fuel Stove

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Thank you, Jason!
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It will burn unleaded gas just fine, but do yourself (and it) a favor and just use Coleman fuel.
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The great bugaboo with automotive fuel in my opinion isn't so much it will carbon up the generator, (though it will do that, eventually) it's the fact that it has a very short "shelf life" compared to CF or naptha, if left in the tank it will soon turn to varnish and leave gum and tar deposits rendering the stove inoperable. With the cost and availability of CF lots of people understandably want to use a less expensive alternative. Don't leave automotive gasoline in the tank for extended periods!

Something to keep in mind too, is automotive gasoline additives are (more) toxic when burned inside a tent or cabin. Stinky too, I'm sure.
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Unleaded fuel of today is not the same unleaded fuel when that set of instructions and that stove came out. Just use CF in stoves. There is so much nasty stuff in todays pump gas that will be burned off. Do you want that mixing with your food? I would only use pump gas in a emergency.
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Today's gasoline in a stove? Like Dan said, if it's all I got laying around.
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