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Old 04-29-2008, 06:54 AM   #1
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can any engine guys tell me ,,should i be worried about changeing the oil content in my fuel from 15% to 10% i use vp racing fuel (quality race brand ) and AxeRossi cobra my hobby store is not really stocking 15% oil anymore now my tuneing is just OK ,,,if i ran a bit lean a few tanks which sometimes happens when racing and getting caught up in the need for more power ,,so if i run a few tanks on the edge am i going to kill my enginre or will the quality of the Axe engine last ??????????
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that the losi nitrotane right? if so i got a gallon of the 20% race/10% oil and all my engines ran 20 to 30 * hotter and the tune has to be spot on.
can you get byrons or o'donnals?
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NO its 25% nitro racing fuel from australia ,,im talking about oil content change from 15% to 10 % ,,,guy in hobby shop says there is not that much difference and as long as i can see smoke on full throttle ,but sometimes with 10 cars raceing you may not see smoke from your own car and how good do you have to be with tune obviosly 15% is more foregiving

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nitrotane is made by VP racing fuels
i would say your tune needs to be dead on the money
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Why not make your own fuel. I do and it save money here in Australia as well.

I also run 15% oil content fuel (10% Cool Power synthetic and 5% BP Castor Oil). The rest is 25% Nitro and 60% Methanol. This suite my plane (2 and 4 cycle glow engines) and buggy engines equally.

I don't have any issue worrying about a lean situation as the slightly higher oil content gives me an error margin. I'll admit there is a slight performance loss with the buggy engines but it is marginal.

I say try making your own fuel if you're not happy with the local hobby shop supplied fuel. Alternatively look up Ozzie Traders, they make some very good fuel that can be couriered to you door. Here's a link - www.ozzietraders.com

Hope this helps.
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