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Old 10-16-2006, 07:32 PM   #1
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.12's to .21 engines......what do you use....and why?
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I was using Sidewinder in all of my engines. I was using the 30/10% blend. This season I switched over to the Werks fuel. The things that are said about the Werks fuel are true. It run's cooler, a tank will last longer, and it's an easy fuel to tune.


This is a fuel that I would HIGHLY reccomend.
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:45 AM   #3
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what about o'donnell fuels?
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I've used o'donnell for the past 5 years in my 1/8 and 1/10 trucks, great fuel. Be careful with the 30% though, the exhaust fumes will burn you eyes, throat, and mouth!


I'm going to run sidewinder in my 1/8 and will continue to run OD 20% in my truck.
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I run HPI 30% in my .21's. Its not expensive, its easy to get where I live and it run great. Plus unlike Werks if you get some on your clothes it does stain them!
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We ran White Lightning for a year, we recently switched to Byrons. We did have to richen the motors because the Byrons has more oil. (11%) So the White Lightning does get better mileage but I thought it might wear parts a little more.
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I've run Trinity fuel for years. The Platinum stuff has less oil than some of the other fuels, but it helps keep temperatures down, more run time, and more power. If you're confident in your tuning abilities there's no reason to run a fuel with lots of oil. I've always gotten good engine and bearing life with Platinum fuel, even when running my engines hard at bigger races.

20% in .12's (no reason for more power!) and 30% in everything else.
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I was using Sidewinder in all of my engines. I was using the 30/10% blend. This season I switched over to the Werks fuel. The things that are said about the Werks fuel are true. It run's cooler, a tank will last longer, and it's an easy fuel to tune.


This is a fuel that I would HIGHLY reccomend.
Same thing, I tried sidewinder, o'donnell, and a couple others, werks HIGHLY reccomend by me too!!!
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Old 10-17-2006, 04:55 PM   #9
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does anyone have any feedback on Maxy's fuel?

btw.....good stuff all, keep it coming.
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Byron's 30% race blend for me. Very consistent and never a need for after run oil. My engines were surgically clean after a season on this stuff.
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dirtracer I ran Maxy's fuel for years and will probably run it again, good stuff and Maxy is salt of the earth on a personal level. I have never had an engine or internal bearing failure using Maxy's Fuel. I've recently gone back to Odonell if for no other reason it's ALWAYS consistent and I can get it at a LHS right down the street.

When I start hitting up allot more races next season I'll most likely go back to Maxy's to support the local guy

If you can find it in your area Jax fuel is also very good and they are good people as well.
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dirtracer, I have raced alot of fuels over the years i've been racing. ODonnel, Trinity, Traxxas, Byrons, Maxy's, sidewinder and more.
In all honesty, I have not found any that are magical and give you 2 minutes extra run time, 4 seasons out of an engine, or no visible wear after 8 gallons, etc. They all use a blend of alcohol, Nitro and oil blends in castor or synthetic or both, of varying percentages. If they have the same percentages, the results will be the same, except in the case of inferior lubricant or corrosion packages in some products.

99 % of the problems are created by the tuner, or lack of one, not the fuel.


I have run Maxy's for a while now, because it is a good value, with top materials used in it, no short cuts. Also because Maxy is the only manufacturer that attends races and will actually get out a screwdriver and help someone who needs it when he spots them struggling!
Maxy is a stand up guy who represents our sport well!

But, if his fuel wasn't just as good as others, I would leave him hanging, LOL!

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O'Donnell's 30% because its always in stock and easy to get.
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Well there are only two brands where i live.
At first i was running Tornado 16% and it seemed normal on my RB C5BB .21, bet when i tried out the O'Donel 16% fueal it was way better, the temp increased to normal (i was always too cold with tornado) and the bog'ing after refueling or some idle has gone away.
So from my experience i made a conclusion that
O'Donel is better than Tornado.
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