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Old 08-06-2005, 04:36 PM   #1
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Just wondering if any of you guys use sidewinder 30% fuel with your Mugen X12 or any other engine. Were you guys happy with the performance? Did you guys have to shim your engine?

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What temp plug are you using?

Depending if your motor was already shimed for 20% you should just add a .02mm shim. But if the person you brought it from didn't touch the shim's its fine where it is.
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No need to shim the X-12 when usng 30% as long as you use the right plug.
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Hey guys

Just wondering if any of you guys use sidewinder 30% fuel with your Mugen X12 or any other engine. Were you guys happy with the performance? Did you guys have to shim your engine?

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This would be better placed in the nitro motor forum...
but yeah, the X12 will love 30%. No shim needed.
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Thanks.

Anyone have experience using sidewinder fuels?
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Old 08-07-2005, 12:26 PM   #6
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I just went through a quart of 30% and dont like it.. I was using odonnell 20% .. the smell is nasty...... and the power increase was not very significant.. another thing I dont like about it is all the additives they put in it..
anti foaming agents,
detergants,
igniters,
and a few other things I cant think of right now..
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Hmmmm, that's weird. A lot of the racers I've talked to, love sidewinder fuel. Besides the bad smell, did it ruin your enigne in any way?
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no problems with the engine but no significant increase in power over odonnel 20% either.. I'm going to try odonnel 30% next and then I could give a better opinion of sidewinder..
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Anyone have experience using sidewinder fuels?
I've run it in .12's and .21's (30 & 40%) over the last few years. It's very good fuel. Runs good, tunes well, and stays consistent from bottle to bottle.
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