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Old 01-23-2006, 12:23 PM   #16
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Yeah, I've just heard that it turns the inside of your engine blue!!
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Old 01-23-2006, 02:23 PM   #17
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From time to time, this kind of thread goes to live or starts another with the same or almost the same question.

Besides any brand you may want/get/choose, only one thing is vital for the life of your expensive engine (if you think that may be xxx brand of Synthetic oil... you're wrong!).

The unique thing that saves you from an expensive mess at >35000 rpm on your engine is Castor Oil.

One good sign of a good fuel brand is when you open your engine and on the top of your piston and/or your combustion chamber you have a brownish tint. Choose whatever you want, but ensure that comes with Castor Oil.

If you prefeer to experiment and blend for yourself some fuel and extract your own conclusions, the fuel recipe is easy to do and fun to experiment with.
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Old 01-23-2006, 02:33 PM   #18
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Anyone tried Blue Thunder 25% fuel before?

any feedback ?
I personally have not tried it. In fact, I have not run Blue Thunder fuels in over 15 years. However, with that said, buy a quart, if offered, of it and try it out at your next race. If it works for you, then go for it. If not, try a quart of another brand of fuel and keep doing it until you find a fuel that you feel comfortable. This is how I did it before I switched from Blue Thunder (moved to fuels the top racers in my area use since this was the direction I was headed with my nitro racing).
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ROCKET SCIENCE, enough said
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i used Blue Thunder about a quart of it 2 years back. No problems emerged except that i had to retune the engine because it ran more hot than the usual. I now use Tornado Fuel 25% and the O'Donnel 30%
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Old 01-25-2006, 05:14 PM   #21
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Does anyone know if Coolpower fuel is any good?
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Old 01-25-2006, 06:35 PM   #22
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The off road guys in New Zealand use it in their 1/8th buggies must be
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Old 01-26-2006, 06:55 AM   #23
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i used Blue Thunder about a quart of it 2 years back. No problems emerged except that i had to retune the engine because it ran more hot than the usual. I now use Tornado Fuel 25% and the O'Donnel 30%
so does it means that we have to re-tune the engine whenever we switch to different fuel ?
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Old 01-26-2006, 07:24 AM   #24
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Mykel - How do you like the Tornado 25%? I bought a can of Tornado 30% the end of last season and have only run it a few times. I switched from Trinity Monster HP 20%, BIG increase in power so far, plus it burns much cleaner. Still smells like hell, but thats ok, it's a natural high, right?

Note: I'm running a CD3 RTR Sport with picco .12.
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Have you tried Maxy's fuel???
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Just to remind every one the, world champion drivers that attend these events dont always get to pick and choose what type of fuel they run at the world champion ship races. Depending on location like in Italy to ship the fuel that you may want to use ODONELL, will be way to expensive, so the smart thing to do would be to buy the fuel BRAND X, that is available where you are at. This is what most guys do they adapt with what they have regardless of what type of fuel. Its all about trial and error. Depending on fuel, motor ,glowplug ,weather/ temp, track, every thing is veried to the operation of your motor tuning.
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Just to remind every one the, world champion drivers that attend these events dont always get to pick and choose what type of fuel they run at the world champion ship races. Depending on location like in Italy to ship the fuel that you may want to use ODONELL, will be way to expensive, so the smart thing to do would be to buy the fuel BRAND X, that is available where you are at. This is what most guys do they adapt with what they have regardless of what type of fuel. Its all about trial and error. Depending on fuel, motor ,glowplug ,weather/ temp, track, every thing is veried to the operation of your motor tuning.
Great advice, makes alot sense.
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I ran Maxy's for the early part of last season. Worked well for me, but the hobbyshop I was getting it from stopped carrying it cause they had a bad batch and a bunch of the racers lost there engines. Finished the season on Byron's fuel and the was no difference as far as the motor was concerned.
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Just to remind every one the, world champion drivers that attend these events dont always get to pick and choose what type of fuel they run at the world champion ship races. Depending on location like in Italy to ship the fuel that you may want to use ODONELL, will be way to expensive, so the smart thing to do would be to buy the fuel BRAND X, that is available where you are at. This is what most guys do they adapt with what they have regardless of what type of fuel. Its all about trial and error. Depending on fuel, motor ,glowplug ,weather/ temp, track, every thing is veried to the operation of your motor tuning.
Wrong! And I can assure you that the serious racers and those ones who attend big races, if they don't have their 'favourite' fuel brand, stick to another comparable or asks for components for blending their own mixtures (saw those on the last EC of 1/8 that were done in my local track, where Andrea Rossi - the one from Sirio, asked for Nitro, Methanol and oils for custom blend their own fuel - and weren't the unique that done this).
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Dredlox:

Sorry to hear that, but here in where I am , 90% of the hobby Shops carry maxys. Personally I have been using it since last year. At least it has been working very good, a lot of racers use it also.
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