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Old 06-21-2015, 12:58 PM   #1
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Default Minimum oil content nitro fuel for bashing

Our lhs has oddonel speed blend 20% on sale for $14 a gallon which also has only 7.5 % oil content, I'm mainly into bashing, I have traxxas revo, t maxx and slayer pro all have the stock 3.3 engine, will It ruin or shorten the life of my engine if I will run it with the said fuel? I need some input from you guys here before pulling the trigger on the speed blend which I think a very good deal, your comment is very much appreciated, thanks.
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No effect on longevity if you tune it properly. Less oil means less heat, better running and runtime, but a narrower tuning window.
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No effect on longevity if you tune it properly. Less oil means less heat, better running and runtime, but a narrower tuning window.
Wow, great info, I have tried a quart of 30% speed blend before and I did notice right away the temps, your right it runs cooler than traxxas top fuel! my problem was to get it to the right temp 250F. On a less oil fuel is it true that you have to richen both hsn and lsn if coming from a higher oil fuel? Thanks...
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You will have to retune. I would give the needle a good full turn richer and start from there. If you run less oil it will have to run richer.
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I prefer lower oil content in my engines. Byron's 20% with 11% oil for small blocks and Bones 30% with 10% oil for big blocks. I've tried some of the "Basher" fuel with high oil content and had tuning issues with it. Just re tune when you switch brands and nitor/oil content and you'll be fine.
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%10 give or take %1 is good. My experience with lower than %9 was not good..

With offroad bashing the tuning window by necessity needs to be broader IMO. For ex. just going from pavement to grass and/or dirt and/or gravel is all different in how it should ideally be tuned. Plus you've got big heavy tires, a clunky drivetrain, etc. IMO anyway...
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