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Old 12-11-2018, 06:24 PM
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11% verse 9% oil in 30% fuel. brand does not matter in the scenario just oil content. generally speaking most say run 11% to help protect the engine and internal parts.. others say 9% to gain fuel mileage but sacrifice engine longevity due to less oil is less protection.. yes I get xxxx fuel uses xxxx oils and other xxxx brand uses its xxxx oils but in a general discussion what are your thoughts? take the poll 11% or 9%.. jeremy

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Hello J.Whiting and Friends,

I heard that some brand of Fuel are using less than 9% of oil. Can be as less as 7.5% Full Synthetic Lubrication.

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I have been running 25% nitro 9% oil. Seems to work great. I always use ARO (after run oil) after every race weekend or mid week practice session.
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Which oils are used are much more important than % ......

age old debate
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There are oils with a better lubrication and there are worse, so one fuel with 9% will give a better life to the engine than the other.

And there is also a huge difference between castor and synthetic.......

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You can have a fuel with less oil that consumes more fuel, and a fuel with more oil that wear the engines quicker.
I'm willing to bet some $ that not even all the fuel mfg can give an objective answer to that question. Comparing fuel from the same brand though might work as they most likely use the same oils, but if it's in different ratios it still wont work.
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monty are you still adding techniplate to the byrons world blend?
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Originally Posted by HaulinBass View Post
monty are you still adding techniplate to the byrons world blend?
yes ..... only 3/4 oz to gallon

its not just to "up the oil" though ...... mostly to introduce the super techniplate oil as it is phenomenal in stopping wear on metal to metal parts
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yes ..... only 3/4 oz to gallon

its not just to "up the oil" though ...... mostly to introduce the super techniplate oil as it is phenomenal in stopping wear on metal to metal parts
I have a vague recollection that Klotz is behind Byron, though I can't remember where I saw it and I have no idea if it's true. But in that case, maybe it's the same oils already in use, just a thought.
Byron is one of the commercial fuels I would consider running at least.
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As others have already mentioned total oil percentage in a fuel really means nothing anymore.
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Originally Posted by NitroVein View Post
I have a vague recollection that Klotz is behind Byron, though I can't remember where I saw it and I have no idea if it's true. But in that case, maybe it's the same oils already in use, just a thought.
Byron is one of the commercial fuels I would consider running at least.
klotz is not what byron fuels uses in their fuel ......

it is another oil company.... of course for the most part ....degummed castor is degummed castor .....but all the dfrnt synthetics are as dfrnt as there are opinions ....lol
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Originally Posted by houston View Post
klotz is not what byron fuels uses in their fuel ......

it is another oil company.... of course for the most part ....degummed castor is degummed castor .....but all the dfrnt synthetics are as dfrnt as there are opinions ....lol
Okay, figured you would know more on the subject.
Yeah castor oil is castor oil, small treatments can be done, but for RC use they are pretty comparable. Synthetics though can be made in thousands of ways, so that debate ain't going anywhere.
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How about 30/11 vs 30/9 from the same manufacturer
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How about 30/11 vs 30/9 from the same manufacturer
If they use the same oils and ratios between oils, then yes.
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Originally Posted by houston View Post
klotz is not what byron fuels uses in their fuel ......

it is another oil company.... of course for the most part ....degummed castor is degummed castor .....but all the dfrnt synthetics are as dfrnt as there are opinions ....lol
It actually says on Byrons website that they get "custom designed oil package from Klotz".
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