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Old 09-11-2004, 11:43 AM   #1
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Hi! I'm trying to decide which fuel to run the next season, the candidates are:

1. Sidewinder

Highs: Can be bought in a local store, my friends will use it, good effect.

Lows: I've heard that this fuel makes the main bearing wear much faster, is that true?

2. O'Donnel fuel

Highs: Seems to have good effect, looks like it doesn't wear to much.

Lows: I'll have to order it, but if I order 2 gallons per order it shouldn't be any bigger problem..


Anyone who can help me decide?
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Old 09-11-2004, 12:59 PM   #2
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can you get byron or mugen fuel I have run just about every fuel O'donnel left resedue in engine sidewinder was great but didn't like the stain on the inside of engine found I like byron fuel is a 11% OIL MUGEN IS SAME FUEL with 10% oil. I have had very good results with it.
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I have no possibillities to get Byron or mugen fuel.. They are'nt availible here in sweden.. But sidewinder works fine? Maybe it would be better with after run oil?
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try Byron's fuel
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Old 09-11-2004, 03:19 PM   #5
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I have no possibillities to get Byron or mugen fuel..

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Sidewinder is made by Morgan Fuels, and for many years I flew airplanes and would use nothing else besides Morgan's "Cool Power" brand, If I can't use Byron's in my car, I use Sidewinder.
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OK, so going with sidewinder won't kill my engine too much then?
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I have run sidewinder 30% all season in my sedan and I haven't had any problems. I don't really like the red stain, but I can live with it. I used to run O'Donnel but I thought it left way too much oil all over my car. But it ran well also.
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Thanks for all the replies!

mcsquish: Since you've ran both of the fuels I'm trying to choose, which do you think wears less of those two? Since I'm not racing very seriously yet I want something that doesn't wear my engine too much..
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hey,

I was just wondering if anyone has / or uses White Lightning fuel

can you tell me if it is good or not.


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Out here in Las Vegas, we refer to sidewinder as rustwinder. If you can get O'donnell, do yourself a favor and get it. It is a proven fuel with many years to back it up.
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Any fuel will cause rust if you don't burn out the left over fuel when you are finished for the day.
I run sidewinder and have no rust problems at all. I make sure to run out all the fuel at the end of the day and don't bother with afterrun. I've let engines set for months at a time between runs with no problems.
If you can get the World Championship Blend 30% fuel you won't be disappointed.
Nothing wrong with O'Donnell fuel either , but there is no magic fuel that prevents rust if you don't burn off the residual fuel at the end of the day..including O'Donnell.
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Thanks again, I'll try a gallon of Sidewinder and sees how I like it

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As far as parts wearing, I'm not sure. I'm almost through my second gallon and haven't seen any problems, I still have good compression. I don't use afterrun oil, I just run out the fuel at the end of the day. Hope this helps.
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Thanks! I'll try that
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