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Old 07-21-2006, 01:23 AM   #1
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I have a question for all of you.I had always used blue thunder fuel but when I went to the LHS they did not have it in stock anymore so I had to buy a different fuel.They recommended SIDEWINDER 20%.I used it and it seems ok but I did have a few concerns.First my car was running much much cooler than it did previously and it also states on the container to not use after-run oil as it already has some additive after-run oil mixed in.The question I have is should I still use after-run oil or will I be making a mistake by using my own after-run oil.If any of you have had some experience with this fuel or an opinion about it let me know as I am running blind with this one.
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you do not have to use after run oil because of the additives in the fuel. but you will also not want to run the engine out of fuel for the day. When you are done for the day just dump the rest of the fuel out and leave the fuel in the engine to do its job.
I have had good luck with this fuel and have gotten longer run times with it.
I'm not sure if it is a bad thing to add extra after run oil but it is not needed.
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Sidewinder is good stuff, did you re-tune your engine after switching fuels? Might be why you are running cooler. Alot of the guys I race with run sidewinder cause it leaves a better smoke trail, much easier to tell when it is too lean. The guy at my LHS that I race with still uses after run oil in his engine, of course when you have modded engines that cost over $250 you want to take better care of them, I guess.
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