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Old 07-31-2006, 12:55 PM   #1
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Hi, iv got a tamiya nitro force and im wondering if i can buy a larger fuel tank for it? also does anybody know any tips to get more time out of the fuel?

and finally iv read a few places that say you can curl a really long fuel pipe up to keep fuel in it which will also make it last longer, how much longer should i expect from this? many thanks, hope someone can help me as id like more time!!
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Old 07-31-2006, 01:05 PM   #2
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The only real way to make it last longer is to have a drag free driveline, and don't burn around full throttle all the time.

You could lean it out some, but that just decreases engine life.

A longer fuel line or fuel filter will only increase capacity by a few cc's which isn't much runtime.

You could try fitting an 1/8 scale or MT tank in your car, I don't know what size tank your car comes with.
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You do know you can re-fuel the tank while the engine is running.
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Old 07-31-2006, 02:25 PM   #4
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hiya thanks for your prompt replies, iv only just really started in RC control cars and yes i did know you can re fuel whilst its running i just wondered if i could spend less time down at the track refuelling! is it like a standard fitting the fuel tanks or would i have to find a specific one?

even better could anyone advise a bigger fuel tank that would fit my car?

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I don't understand why every new to nitro guy has so much trouble or downtime fueling. Just squeeze the fuel bottle, put it in the gallon or quart of nitro, suck some up, drive the car/truck up, open tank and squirt away.
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I at one time put a tmaxx tank in my gt for the same reasons before I started racing.

Your current fuel line should fit any of the bigger tanks as well.
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I don't understand why every new to nitro guy has so much trouble or downtime fueling. Just squeeze the fuel bottle, put it in the gallon or quart of nitro, suck some up, drive the car/truck up, open tank and squirt away.
i remember when my mate put 2 fuel tanks on his savage. he was a real newbie haha
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