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Old 05-29-2013, 01:50 PM   #1
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Got a fuel problem here
I`m in Ireland so model shops are few and far between so my choice of fuels is very limited!!
Soooooo my question is this I have 2 rc cars one on-road(.21 engine) and one off-road(.21 engine) am currently running both on Byrons 25% and run savage with absolutely no problems Buttttt this is my dilemma; there is a hobby shop near me approx.30 miles away and they are stocking Rapicon fuel would l be crazy to change to this fuel?
I am currently paying $44 for a bottle of Byrons and I can get this rapicon for $37
But I can only get the Byrons shiped to me via courier!!!!!

All your comments will be very much appreciated as allways
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From what I have read it contains only synthetic oil. Mostly only syntheic is not a good choice. Let me phrase that different: I have never seen a good synthetic oil giving a long life to an engine. Alhough it is sold in many countries I can not say I have seen it at the races.

There is a distributor of Merlinfuel in Ireland: http://www.merlinfuel.com/en/salepoints.php
Merlin Expert is affordable and good.
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Merlin Fuel it just became available here in the USA. I was a so impressed with its results I bought 20cases!!

All joking aside Merlin Fuel is very good quality fuel. It dropped my motors temp about 20 degrees insistently and I was able to lean my motor to get a much smoother more powerful, power band. Plus the added benefits of its special Star Pack additives.

The Expert blend if great!
But to protect your high end motors, we use the Advance blend.

I am the central region Distributor for the USA. This fuel is manufactured in Spain and shipped over, so until there is a surplus stateside, we are limited.
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Ok, so how can I get some of this awesome elixir?
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Ok, so how can I get some of this awesome elixir?
If your asking about Merlin....

Brad I am currently working on getting shipping cost down for smaller qty orders. Unless your a shop and want to be dealer?

I currently have in stock:
Advance Blend
25% in 2.5LT containers

Expert
16% in 2.5LT

and thier AWESOME Nitro Car Cleaner in 1LT bottles!!

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Guys will email the shop about merlin fuel
Will get back to you guys on this
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:24 AM   #7
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Well: All
No luck with the place in Ireland the hobby shop closed down
However got an email address of a guy so hopefully he can sort something out for me
Keep you guys posted
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:10 AM   #8
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Hey Guys, I have been having some issues with my HPI Savage 4.6.

1 - No Fuel Pump Response. The server works perfectly fine, but when I throttle the linkage can not pull the fuel pump back to allow fuel in. I was wondering if you guys know any quick fix? The throttle linkage works fine.

2 - No Braking. When I start my car, it automatically starts to run without no throttle. When I try to brake the car shuts down.
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From what I have read it contains only synthetic oil. Mostly only syntheic is not a good choice. Let me phrase that different: I have never seen a good synthetic oil giving a long life to an engine. Alhough it is sold in many countries I can not say I have seen it at the races.
why if only synthetic not a good choice,less lubricating?
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Lubricating is one thing, protection after running is the other.

Because castor and synthetic have different charteristics they do fill each other on when using them together in a fuel. So if you want a good fuel be sure it contains both. I know Merlin has.

I have tested Merlin Pro and Expert. The pro is made for racers but to be honest it is wise (as most racers do) to add 1% castor with is. The performance is awesome but if you want to use your engines a bit longe a drop of castor will work.
The expert is just as good. Maybe in the hands of a world class driver it is not as good as the Pro but for the 99% other drivers the Expert is the right choice.

Merlin is very clear about the used oils in Expert which is 10% based on castor and synthetic. About the Pro they will not tell anything but is should be around 7 or 8% pure oils and 1% low friction fluids, probably something like teflon.
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