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Old 02-27-2009, 06:33 PM   #1
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Default Switching from Nitro to Diesel

HAs any one tried this A local racer was telling me about this Just wondering if any one else has done it . And if so how is it done .
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If you are thinking about saving money don't bother. You need a special kind of deisel that is as much or more than nitro. But there is a company that make the conversions.
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^ Didn't they go out of business?

Very cool indeed.. there are some diesel truggy videos on youtube. I guess cooling is an issue, he said in the vid if the temp is above 50 or so outside he needs to run a cooling fan.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:26 PM   #5
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Yeah, that's right ...... davis diesel. I know that invention from 90's and IT WAS NOT SUCCESSFUL.

It needs ether ( surprised..... it's not diesel type you bought from gas station ). And only davis diesel sell the ether .... they can charge it whatever they want. LOL, the diesel fuel is $29.95 per can

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Old 02-28-2009, 02:57 AM   #6
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i called davis and he said the best thing about this set up is i can go to any gas station and pick up a gallon of diesel for 3 bucks a gallon.. i never looked into it at all but just wat he mentioned to me a while ago
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i used to fly diesel planes in the 70's and that had ether in it,it wasn't the stuff you get from a gas pump
the diesel wasn't cheap but at least you didn't have to buy glow plugs
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Davis diesel kits just couldn't get people past the oddities of their system.

You have to use their fuel. No big deal 'cause I have to mail order fuel anyway.

You have to adjust compression on the top of the head constantly. Its like having another needle to tune.

They sure are nice when theyre running. Less flame outs, no glow plug, less pitting, more bottom end.

Even still, no thanks I'll pass.
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