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Old 12-07-2003, 05:55 PM   #31
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How high is high heat and high humidity?
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Old 12-07-2003, 06:59 PM   #34
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Been using Byron 16% all this time.
If Im not wrong, in Tornado they use 8% oil and Byron using 12% (correct me if Im wrong).
I ever use Tornado, I felt more power maybe due to lighter oil.
With Byron you have to make the idle/low mixture extra lean so you will not have a "fake" top mixture setting, maybe due to thicker oil.

Performance wise, yes Tornado felt stronger and Byron is smoother, but hey... work on your clutch!
MAintenance wise, definetely Byron. I put my engines back in its box, after 8 month I crank it again and no problem and there is no sign of Mr"Rust" is coming.
No after run oil.

All above is in this condition :
- 95% humidity
- 30-33 C deg ambient temperature
- 60 C deg track/asphalt at noon and 35 at afternoon
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Old 12-07-2003, 07:49 PM   #35
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All above is in this condition :
- 95% humidity
- 30-33 C deg ambient temperature
- 60 C deg track/asphalt at noon and 35 at afternoon
I would not know about Hawaii but the above are typical local temperatures we get here too...

I started out using Byron 25%. They were good initially but I felt that tuning was always a problem. One day it would be good and another is was hell. This happens in between runs too. Somehow, the quality of the fuel never stayed constant for me. It could be the local dealer here but I used to get the Byron fuel cannisters sealed. Now, not anymore !! Don't know why this is the case. How do you other guys get your Byron fuels? Don't they now seal them anymore?

That's another reason why I like Tornado fuels. Sealed in the can.

Another note is that I know recently in the beginning of 2003, Tornado changed their fuel mixture a little. A little bit more yellow and more lubricant than the older plain colourless fuel that was previously. The older blend used to be very dry and was problematic for cranks and engine internals. I may be wrong on this. Now I find that their blend is a perfect balance of power and rust prevention.
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Old 12-07-2003, 09:13 PM   #36
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I started out using Byron 25%. They were good initially but I felt that tuning was always a problem. One day it would be good and another is was hell. This happens in between runs too. Somehow, the quality of the fuel never stayed constant for me.
True, this was my 1st problem that i have to struggle with byron.
But after I read some article from parisracing site. I feel that Im having a "fake" top mixture which make my engine inconsistent. Sometimes perfect, sometimes goes whhooo...rrrr..ahhhhhh.
After using very lean low mixture engine+fuel runing fine for 45min race. Also I noticed for JP mod carbs, I must set only 1-1.5 turns out.

As for container seals, yes no factory seal is presents (this is sucks!..) Good point of view D.

And for newer tornado blend, I never try it but I do know that is smells good.
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Sometimes perfect, sometimes goes whhooo...rrrr..ahhhhhh.
The funny thing is I find no problems when I tune the same way with Tornado fuels on those same engines. Strange. So I can only attribute it to different fuels.

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And for newer tornado blend, I never try it but I do know that is smells good.
Smells good? What about the taste?

Seriously, give the new blend a try. You'll never want to go back to Byron. Perhaps they are a little more expensive but I guess for me when it eliminates virtually all my engine tuning problems with hassle free runs, I don't mind.
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The funny thing is I find no problems when I tune the same way with Tornado fuels on those same engines. Strange. So I can only attribute it to different fuels.



Smells good? What about the taste?

Seriously, give the new blend a try. You'll never want to go back to Byron. Perhaps they are a little more expensive but I guess for me when it eliminates virtually all my engine tuning problems with hassle free runs, I don't mind.
I am a n00B and am using tonado 25%, no problem at all, but then again I use after run religiously... and I've never tried other fuel, the bottom line is it works for me, and so why changing.... the last thing I want right now is to introduce ANOTHER variable!
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Seriously, give the new blend a try. You'll never want to go back to Byron. Perhaps they are a little more expensive but I guess for me when it eliminates virtually all my engine tuning problems with hassle free runs, I don't mind.
Ok. I will try it soon if I have a chance.
thanks for the info.
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