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Old 08-07-2008, 01:11 AM   #1
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I have a one month old T-Maxx Classic (that is the 2.5 model, for those of you who don't know) and in the past few days I have noticed something strange. After I run about half a tank of fuel and I open the fuel tank, some smoke/steam comes out of the tank . I did not notice this before. It has been around 92 degrees here lately, and I wonder it the heat had anything to do with it.

Does anyone know why this is happening?

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Old 08-07-2008, 06:04 AM   #2
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T-Maxx's have been known to turn Nitro Fuel into beer. So at about 1/2 tank your fuel is becoming beer, and that is why there is a frosty chill, escaping from the tank, when you pop her open. It's not really cost effective though, because beer is allot cheeper than $25 a gallon.

Ok, had my fun, You may be getting some exhaust blow back, which would only mean that your pipe is blowing fumes into your engine. Increase the length of the Fuel tubing going from the tank to the Pipe
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sounds normal...
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:49 PM   #4
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Mine does it all the time, thinking about it, I'm not sure I've ever not seen a wisp of smoke/humidity come out of the tank when open it up to re-fuel. I thought it was completely normal.
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It happens with every RC car I own. As the tank gets low the vapors flow.
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