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Old 05-22-2007, 10:29 AM   #1
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Does anyone bother with making their own r/c fuel? i know some airplain guys do, but i never hear of car guys making it! just wondering
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Old 05-22-2007, 11:14 AM   #2
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i have a few friends that make it. they get 55 gallon drums of fuel and mix their own. they usually say its more of a pain than anything and he has about 16.00 per gallon in material plus his time. he does it only because he says the fuel is ultra fresh cause he mixes it before he loads the trailer to the track.

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I have an idea what goes into it but what exactly goes into the mix and the percentages....

Methanol
Castor Oil
Klotz Nitroil
Acetone (supposedly evens out idle)
Nitro
etc?
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its not legal
and why bother.
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I like to use this:

15% coke
25% oil
15% meth
5% water
10% glue
20% nitro
20% loctite(the red stuff is DIALED)
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I like to use this:

15% coke
25% oil
15% meth
5% water
10% glue
20% nitro
20% loctite(the red stuff is DIALED)

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to much of a hassle. Your better off just buying fuel instead of making it.
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The best fuel I ever used was home brewed fuel!
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its not legal
and why bother.
Its legal (In racing) and done more often then you know.

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its not legal
and why bother.
it could be illegal if you tried to sell it maybe...idk.
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it could be illegal if you tried to sell it maybe...idk.
I took that as it is illegal for racing. Don't know why it would be illegal as in go to jail illegal. Never know anymore though I suppose.
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I like to use this:

15% coke
25% oil
15% meth
5% water
10% glue
20% nitro
20% loctite(the red stuff is DIALED)
So, If I used this formula, Could I substitute Mountain Dew for the coke, Because I only like to run piss colored fuel.

Also, Meth is a pain to get ahold of, so I was thinking of using "Sudefed Nighttime sinus relief" instead
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NO! Mountain Dew doesn't have the fuel mileage that coke gets.

Meth is the best, cause it gives a more linear feel throughout the power band. I've found that the best way is to make it yourself. It's alot easier than you think.
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how long it usually last for your nitro car? lets say you buy the 20 bucks nitro gas.
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I like to use this:

15% coke
25% oil
15% meth
5% water
10% glue
20% nitro
20% loctite(the red stuff is DIALED)
Adding all of these products together not only makes awesome fuel but also give you an extra 10% power. 15%+25%+15+5%+10%+20%+20 = 110% ....Dialed!!!!
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