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Old 03-29-2008, 11:11 AM   #1
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Has anyone tried this fuel (link) yet?

The reviews look really good, but I would like to hear from someone who's actually used it.
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ive used the gen2 fuel and it is better fuel then the old byrons. when i switch i had to lean the bottom about hr and the top about hr as well. and my motor runs at about 210 and has plenty of power. vspec
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Seems good to me. I've just started running it and my HSN is about 1 full turn leaner than when i was using the older Byron fuel. I don't temp my engines (i tune by amount of smoke and on track perfomance) but they do feel slightly cooler to touch. So far so good

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I changed from the Gen I 25% to Gen II 25% BIG diff in tuning and run time!

BIG diff is the tune stays, you don't have to tweak it every race.

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Sounds awesome.

I thought Byron fuel was great last summer. If it's even better now... I can't wait to get some fresh stuff.
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I have switched to gen 2 in both my rc vehicles and I have seen some cooler runnings as well.
Longer run times.
Just seems to run smoother overall.
I drive a Losi AD2 with a OS TG .12 and a Kyosho Inferno 777WC with an RB
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I've ran through 2 gallons of 30% in my LST2 and it runs better than the first 3 gallons of 1st gen stuff.
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Has anyone tried this fuel (link) yet?

The reviews look really good, but I would like to hear from someone who's actually used it.
I'm running that flavor of byrons in my RC8. Plenty of power, seems to be easier to tune with, and by far runs cooler than the gen 1.
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I ran it I hate it now back to the gen1.....3 local engine mine included were soly ran on the Gen2 after a gallon the bearings were all pretty much toast and the p/s were also ruff. the old stuff was perfect never had to mess with the tune week to week at the track I love the old stuff and am back to it.
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I ran it I hate it now back to the gen1.....3 local engine mine included were soly ran on the Gen2 after a gallon the bearings were all pretty much toast and the p/s were also ruff. the old stuff was perfect never had to mess with the tune week to week at the track I love the old stuff and am back to it.

That seems very odd. I too live in the corn state and our pits are full of people running byrons gen 2 fuel with nothing but good things to say about it.

I am fairly new to rc but I used to be a mechanic and the symptoms your describing would lead me to believe that either some type of contaminant entered your engine from the fuel or air side to cause that type of damage or the engine was improperly tuned. Now if you told me that it wouldnt hold a tune or that things like the carb slide were gumming up and sticking it would lead me to think that the fuel would be the culprit but if you are talking about actual scarring of the piston/sleeve and bearings fuel would not be the culprit unless you mixed your own fuel and left the oil out or didnt add enough.

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I like the Gen2 20%, seems to run better than other 30% brands I've tried. I also ran an engine up to 370 degrees on the Gen2 and the pinch is so strong I can't turn it over mounted in the car. I'm happy with it, just my two cents.
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i hope you mean 270* i kinda have a feeling at 370* your engine is a molten blob of aluminum and damn sure wont have any pinch left.
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Byrons new Gen2 is great and I can not see myself using any other fuel. I have almost gone through 2 gallons. This new formula will give you better performance and lubrication hands down.

If a person claims that he or she has problems with a engine. It is do to the fact the engine is low grade or poor tuning abilities.
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low grade engine....did know a rb s7, a ninja, and a orion .21 are low grade engines. blowpop its me Klemme and you know I can tune a engine. its just odd that 3 of the locals had prbs with it all on three new engines I have never had one issue like this prior with any brand of fuel. I am sticking with the gen1. its all personal prefrence.
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