Has anyone here tried running straight white gas? With the interest in fuel vaporization and experimenters like Smokey Unic (sp?) having gotten impressive mileage with vaporization setups, and the problems with modern gasoline having some hard-to-evaporate molecular chains, I thought this might be worth trying. Was pre-WW2 gasoline essentially white gas?
That's about as white as it gets, but run it in a car and waste it? I do know that pure grain alcohol will burn a really nice blue flame, but it's a little expensive to run in a car. I remember when Amoco Ultimate was white gas, but I'm not sure whether it still is or not. Isn't BP and Amoco the same thing now? I know around here every station that used to be Amoco is now BP. Amoco used to be owned by Standard Oil years ago.
This question is more of an efficiency persuit than anything else. Cost-wise its much higher than regular gas, and for good reason. I think that white gas was distilled from petrolium.Then came hydrocarbon cracking that permitted about 80% of a barrel of oil to be converted into gasoline, but with a much less pure product as the result. Higher purity= better vaporization? Worth a try I think. Just don't want to damage an engine. Any idea what the octane rating of white gas is?
It's actually a great additive to the fuel if you aren't running close to knock all the time.
I could see a $6 gallon of it from Walmart working wonders for someone. I never hear my car knocking so maybe I should buy one and put a gallon of it into my gas tank on my next fill. Should get me from 86 octane down to about 83.5.