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Old 03-24-2009, 06:41 AM   #1
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Default Had a CRAZY thought today LOL.

i spilt some nitro on my hand today, and i noticed it was very cold, kinda like numbed my hand, i was thinking, what would happen if i were to put the fuel the fridge for an hour or 2 then use it? i dont know what it would do or if anyones tried it, but yeh lol, crazy thought

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fuel heats up once you put it in the fuel tank so no point
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it gets pretty hot here in the summer and very humid. i put my fuel in the cooler every time i race and its over 90 degrees. i hear it condenses the fuel and you get more run time bla bla bla. like stated, it heats up from the hot exhaust gas that is forced back to the tank, so there is no point. the reasom i do it is cause i dont like the way byrons turns color if left out
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It's really "feeling" cold because the Methanol in the fuel rapidly evaporates.

I'd imagine chilling fuel would have its benefits though [just like it does in 1:1], however I think it might be pretty hard to effectively do. An ice chest at the track might do the trick, idk interesting food for thought though.
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read ur post and i saw this on a main a coupel of days ago..


not really sure if it works or would help but it works with ur idae i think..
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Cooling fuel was a fad a few years ago, Trinity made a "cooler" for fuel bottles, you would stick it in the fridge then wrap it around your bottle. I never tried it, but since nobody talks about it anymore, I'm assuming it wasn't enough of a difference in performance to make it worthwhile.
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The cooler the fuel the better the fuel milage was the theory. The problem is that in 1/8 the tank is right next to the hot pipe so the fuel heats up even if you do cool it. There are several things you can do to try to combat this. You can use heat tape on the tank to insulate it and use these new exhaust gas coolers to try to keep heat out. Then maybe cooled fuel would have an effect. Its up to you wether or not you think it is worth it. IMO its not. You can do alot of other things to get fuel milage. The most noticable of which is to refine /smooth your throttle finger. There is tuning, pipes, and carb inserts that will get you better milage too, but what it really comes down to is the engine and the throttle finger of the driver. My 2 cents on the matter.
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