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Old 03-25-2009, 10:30 PM   #1
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So lets say your hobby shop messed up and sold you plane fuel, and when you used about a quarter of it thats when they said hey we messed up. It comes in the same bottle as car fuel but had a different tint. Could that damage a motor?
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So lets say your hobby shop messed up and sold you plane fuel, and when you used about a quarter of it thats when they said hey we messed up. It comes in the same bottle as car fuel but had a different tint. Could that damage a motor?
I dont think it is bad for your motor, Airplane fuel has a lot of oil in it 17 to 20% and I know people that use it to break-in buggy motors.
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Wont hurt it at all.
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I've ran my cars on 30% nitro 24% lube(Byrons Helicoptor) fuel several times...it just smokes ALOT!!!
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you will probably get alot of carbon buildup from running it on a consistant basis
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Well was worried about lubrication, was told there was very little in it. Not planning on running anymore thru it lol
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Well was worried about lubrication, was told there was very little in it. Not planning on running anymore thru it lol
Perhaps that person meant to say that there's very little nitro in it? I'm kidding, but the plane fuel I've seen is 15% nitro and 20%+ lube.
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The high oil content will make the engine run much warmer. Should'nt be a problem if the motor is still fresh. I use a high oil fuel for break-in (first 3-4 tanks) myself. I would recommend switching to car fuel and not using any more of the plane fuel until you need to break-in another engine.
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i can speek for helicopter fuel, as a rc heli pilot for the last 15 years i was baffeled when i started to race cars about the low oil. helis use the high oil content for lubrication but more for cooling ware cars use it just for lubrication. i fly with 30% because high nitro means richer settings and more oil going for cooling.

i've been sick for the past couple of days and have some good leagel drugs, so i might make no sence. sorry
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gixx.. i need those wheels off your bike.. hahahah.. how goes it bro..
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