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Any performance to be lost by adding my own color dye to clear fuel?

Any performance to be lost by adding my own color dye to clear fuel?

Old 04-08-2008, 07:06 PM
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I had some Tilted Clean 30% fuel and I decided to dye it. I dyed it close to an aqua color. But my question is will I notice any loss of performance by adding enough dye to color it this dark?

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Man that reply really told me a lot.........
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i would say yes.... just go get some Sidewinder... its red..
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Tilted is already an aqua'ish color....Why dye it More ?
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Originally Posted by Integra View Post
Tilted is already an aqua'ish color....Why dye it More ?
He had Tilted Clean...it's clear. I will see if I can get Homer to check into it for you. Next time I would ask first.
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I wouldn't think a few drops of food coloring would hurt anything. If that is what you used that is.
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:37 PM
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I used to die my fuel a long time ago if you use more than a few drops in a whole gallon it wont hurt your engine much but it will do work on your plugs.
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You got me Skeller......lol. I should have asked first for sure....

The reason behind my question is I ran my truggy with the same fuel before I changed the color of it and it ran perfect. Switched over to my colored fuel and it wouldn't hold a tune for nothing. I was wondering if the dye could be the culprit?

I used about 6-7 drops of blue and 6-7 drops of green in each gallon. And yes it's food coloring.
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:32 PM
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Food coloring will not hurt anything, it's what is used to color fuel anyway. I you are having sudden tuning problems start looking for an air leak.
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jus wondering... why would you want to dye your fuel anyway.
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I have heard people dying their fuel so it is easier to see during pit stops.
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Liquid food coloring is mainly made out of water... a dry powder pigment of some sort may be a better alternative...
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man im not sure about that i would not use that because the coloring has water in it and you dont want water in the engine
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Crewman I simply wanted to be able to see the fuel easier when in the tank like Petevette mentioned.

I normally buy the Tilted Green fuel but this fuel had the Green label but actually was the clear instead. Guess it was mislabeled. That's the only reason I tried experimenting with the food coloring......
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