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Old 10-21-2008, 09:33 PM   #31
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Also, OS makes the new Mugen Ninja motors and Byrons makes the Mugen fuel. Kinda strange if OS doesn't like Byrons fuel.
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Let me guess, they recomended Odonell? imagine that...

I have been running Gen 2 since testing began, I have not had any issues with it.. engines run great, great mileage, good temps.... maybe there was a bad batch out there...
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Originally Posted by bgbelden View Post
Tell that to my 3rd V-spec (1st with GenII) that only lasted 2.5 gallons and then replaced with a new p/s and rod and crank and got one gallon. I emailed O.S. and they said they do not recommend Byron's in their motors. Ask them yourself.
My new engine will have a different fuel in it.
O.S. told you that to make you think it was the fuel and not thier faulty motors. O.S. has had LOTS of problems out of the v-specs. I have never heard of anybody having problems with byrons fuel
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o.s has had alot of problems since they made changes in there 08 motors i got luckey and got an 07 version and i have like 5 gallons in it and its still going strong and ive been using 30% Gen II fuel
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vspec are becoming a garbage motor. i have had 3 go bad within 2 gallons, on odonnels, TQ and gen 2. My first 2 vspec went 8 gallons.
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Originally Posted by pitpop View Post
Byron uses a high quality oil package, along with the best alcohol and nitro, and they have been doing it well for a long long time, the right way. They do OEM too for companies like Mugen. The idea that Byron fuel is causing some issue with your engine is silly. my. 02

It is possible if your fuel was previously opened, moisture could cause a problem if it was left out or whatever.
2x RB WS7's went 10 Gallons each no conrod replacement. First one switched from other fuel 3 gallons in.

Engines are engines, so many things can go wrong. Something as simple as a miniscule crack in a tank to the tinyest piece of grit or moisture or an tiny air leak in the carb yadda yadda yadda. To blame a fuel so well proven seems a little crazy. Time is better spent looking for the problem and making sure it doesn't happen again. Personally, two engines go bad and i know i am not at fault... time to switch engine brand...
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