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Old 07-17-2009, 09:59 AM   #1
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I didn't really know which fuel to buy my last LHS trip. They had Trinity Monster 30%, Sidewinder 30%, Traxxas 20 or 30%, HPI 20 or 30%, or Blue thunder 20 or 30%. This fuel would be to break in my engine, so 30% seemed like a bad idea. Traxxas fuel is bad, and the LHS guy said so was the HPI fuel, so I bought the BT sport 20%. I have run about half a gallon through my Macstar .28, and it seems to really scream.

But I've been hearing a lot of people claim that BT is crap and will damage your engine. The reviews I've read of the fuel are really confusing. Some people swear they would rather drown their engine in Traxxas crap before they let a drop of BT come even near their engine, while others say its one of the best fuels money can buy. I want to make sure I'm not damaging my engine or anything.
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No i'm not sure about thier new fuels, but the old stuff was garbage.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:11 AM   #3
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go to tiltedrc.com an get some tilted fuel you will never buy another brand again an its only around 25 a gallon
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:53 AM   #5
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I have been running the new BT for 3 years and have never had ANY issues, it is one of the best fuels on the market.

So it looks like some are still going by the old fuel and not the new, and giving bad advice.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:17 AM   #6
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No i'm not sure about thier new fuels, but the old stuff was garbage.
I've been running BT for 20yrs since Ron Paris endorsed it and have honestly never had an issue. It's made by the largest fuel manufacture in the US. It's consistency is second to none so you can trust it from gallon to gallon. I know of lots of fuel brands that have been deemed bad, but until you know what the problem is you should not simply say it's bad fuel. Could be that the nitro or methane leaked out or it could absorb water from improper storage at a hobby shop.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:19 AM   #7
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....i ran the old BT junk in my Associated GT's and never had any problems...........i'm running my SC8 on it and only have a few tanks on it,.....but seems to be running fine...........
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:31 AM   #8
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BT new pro level fuel is not bad at all, one of Losi team drivers run that - and he owns colorado.

i just think it has a bad rep
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The old stuff was crap but I havent used the new so I dont know. But it couldnt be much better.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:43 AM   #10
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No it is not bad fuel. It's not my favorite but it's not bad either. In fact, I would take it over all the others you mentioned.

I think BT got a bad rep because their bottle used to be junk. While the fuel was excellent, it would get moisture in it after a while if you weren't burning the whole gallon up in just a few weeks.
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Nitro Juice Hands down if you can find it. I might be hard to find if your not in Texas. But i will tell you this it runs cooler then anyother fuel i have ever ran and gave me about 2-3 min more run time and i didnt have to retune from what was in it. Great stuff
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:22 PM   #12
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Ugh here we go...
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:47 PM   #13
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Ran 1/2 a gallon of BT fuel while waiting to get what I normaly run & had no problems other than a fairly big retune for it. 30% but not sure what formula anyway my motor didnt blow up & after retune didnt run too hot but didnt run as good/same as my normal fuel.Of the ones you listed its the one I would buy.
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Ive used BT fuel before and it was some what ok...... Thats my opion.





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Old 07-17-2009, 06:28 PM   #15
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I have heard Sidewinder is definitely one of the top fuels out there, and Sidewinder 30% is the same price as BT 20%. When I'm done with this gallon, should I switch to SW or just stick to BT?
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