R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-26-2009, 09:42 PM   #1
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Syd, Australia
Posts: 151
Default Fuel shelf life and breaking in a new engine

Ok due to recent changes in my life I've had a brand new hyper 8.5 pro, brand new GO 7p, and 4 litres of unopened quality fuel made here in Australia sitting all ready to go(ABOUT 8 MONTHS) and break in.

Will this fuel be safe to break the engine in?

I Must add also that I've kept the fuel in a dark cool place for about 70% of the time, but it has lost allot of its pinkish colour.

Thanks for any advice.
Jonro.
__________________
8ight pro Kit, MassiveMods stage 5 modified MRT GRP .21
Jonro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2009, 09:45 PM   #2
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 864
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default

Shouldn't be a problem!

give the container a good shake before opening and you are good to do.

For the engine break in check the sticky "break in bible" followed by tuning bible for some good tips!
TopGearRC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2009, 09:49 PM   #3
Tech Prophet
 
houston's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: portland OR
Posts: 15,089
Trader Rating: 91 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonro View Post
Ok due to recent changes in my life I've had a brand new hyper 8.5 pro, brand new GO 7p, and 4 litres of unopened quality fuel made here in Australia sitting all ready to go(ABOUT 8 MONTHS) and break in.

Will this fuel be safe to break the engine in?

I Must add also that I've kept the fuel in a dark cool place for about 70% of the time, but it has lost allot of its pinkish colour.

Thanks for any advice.
Jonro.
bad fuel is not something you want in your engine for sure

i wouldn't chance it personally and would get fresh fuel


just my opinion ,
monty
__________________
TEAM FUSION X ENGINES / TEAM BYRON ORIGINALS / TEAM PROLINE RACING TIRES / TEAM SICK GRAPHICS /TEAM KYOSHO / things I support: COMP HEAT DEALER /TEAM LUNSFORD/ FUSIONX™ USA / TEAM KYOSHO / "H.E.S."™ / BYRON FUELS / RC-OMGUSA/KICWEBDESIGNZ/AKA TIRES/PROLINE RACING TIRES /RAYA RACING/BUKU POWER CLUTCH/M2CRACING/special thanks to STAV and JIM HOTTIGREENMOUNTAINGRILLS.COM
houston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2009, 10:19 PM   #4
Tech Lord
 
Frank L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NorCal
Posts: 12,500
Trader Rating: 148 (100%+)
Default

I agree about fresh fuel. But most of the main stream fuel is prob at least 2-4 months old before it ever gets into the end user's hands and who knows what conditions it was stored, shipped or handeled before it got to you. I know the fuel I get from coldfusionfuel.com is made to order so I can't be any fresher. I would say 8-12 months for fuel if it is handeled properly. If you call the mfg they should be able to tell you how long their fuel lasts. If you do decide to use it definitely give it a good shake like mentioned above. I shake my bottle every time I fill my bottle.
__________________
- X-Ray/ RC America Team Driver - MKS -
- XB8 - XB8T - XB8 E - OS Spec III - B2102 - 4PXR -
~ SSC ~ Godfather ~ Ironman ~ ButterySmooth ~
Frank L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2009, 10:31 PM   #5
Tech Prophet
 
houston's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: portland OR
Posts: 15,089
Trader Rating: 91 (100%+)
Default

does the fuel have a seal or just a cap ? if just a cap not a good idea to run it
__________________
TEAM FUSION X ENGINES / TEAM BYRON ORIGINALS / TEAM PROLINE RACING TIRES / TEAM SICK GRAPHICS /TEAM KYOSHO / things I support: COMP HEAT DEALER /TEAM LUNSFORD/ FUSIONX™ USA / TEAM KYOSHO / "H.E.S."™ / BYRON FUELS / RC-OMGUSA/KICWEBDESIGNZ/AKA TIRES/PROLINE RACING TIRES /RAYA RACING/BUKU POWER CLUTCH/M2CRACING/special thanks to STAV and JIM HOTTIGREENMOUNTAINGRILLS.COM
houston is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did nitro hurt the hobby??????? TCRacer101 Electric Off-Road 64 09-09-2008 10:37 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 07:36 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net