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Old 03-24-2009, 02:30 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
I am kinda new here and am wondering what everyone likes to run as far as nitro fuel?
What percentages of nitro and oil do you guys like and why?

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torco race fuel- hey whats up i use Byron's 30% Gen 2 fuel. I like it cause its burns clean and not all that oily
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The popular nitro content ranges from 20-30%. Most serious racers probably run 30%.

The Byrons fuel, which is what I run also, has 11% oil I believe. Anything around that seems to be plenty sufficient for lubrication.

As I have been told, 30% can actually run cooler than lower nitro percentages, but my personal experience has been that I can't tell a huge difference between 20 or 30% performance-wise.
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I have had nothing but pleasent expierinces with Odonnells, 20%, 30% as well as Byrons Race 30%, and Sidewinder 20, 30%. They all have 8-14% oil, and all have kicked butt in my engines..I think Byrons is the best, but I will use any of those 3
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I run Byrons Gen2 30% pro driver, 9% oil.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:15 PM   #7
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I run Sidewinder World Championship 30% it works great for me, it is red so I can see it in my tank and fuel gun, it has after run oil in it, and it is the same from gallon to gallon. I went from Sidewinder to Nitrotane with catastrophic results. I will stay with Sidewinder. I was told that the engines love Castor oil and most of the fuels use synthetic oil. I think EB Mods fuel has Castor oil in it and they are 11%, I think I will try it with my next motor.
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I run sidewinder 30% switched from byron gen 2. Ive had nothing but great luck with sidewinder plus it really keeps the inside of the motor well lubricated.
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I run Sidewinder World Championship 30% it works great for me, it is red so I can see it in my tank and fuel gun, it has after run oil in it, and it is the same from gallon to gallon. I went from Sidewinder to Nitrotane with catastrophic results. I will stay with Sidewinder. I was told that the engines love Castor oil and most of the fuels use synthetic oil. I think EB Mods fuel has Castor oil in it and they are 11%, I think I will try it with my next motor.
What exactly happen when you switched to Nitrotane that made you go back to Sidewinder?
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sidewinder.... my motors stay clean and lubricated, i dont have to mess with after run oil and mainly cause its the SAME from gallon to gallon.
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sidewinder.... my motors stay clean and lubricated, i dont have to mess with after run oil and mainly cause its the SAME from gallon to gallon.

I have to agree with Mo. Switched to Sidewinder and will continue to run it.
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i use trinity platinum 30%, runs great, lost of power, and it smells a little better than the other stuff i used, but then again all nitro exhaust smells good....
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Hey i use Byrons 20% Gen 2
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I ran O'donnell 20% for the last two years and had great results. Now its 40 bucks a gallon at tower + shipping. Im going to byrons 25% and hope it works well for me. O'donnell is the best if you can buy it at your local shop. If not go Byrons or Sidewinder. Im not a pro just my 2cent. I think 30% is for the top 5% of drivers that need every advantage at big races.
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