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Old 01-03-2012, 10:47 PM
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From BP site
' If you plan to use Powermaster fuel, please contact us before running your engine.'

^That sounds bad My experience with break in was an exrtremely long process with the Powermaster. Couldnt loose the pinch for about 2 gallons. On a real superficial basis...(smell, color) seems like nitrotane with castor
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Originally Posted by rallyebmx View Post
From BP site
' If you plan to use Powermaster fuel, please contact us before running your engine.'

^That sounds bad My experience with break in was an exrtremely long process with the Powermaster. Couldnt loose the pinch for about 2 gallons. On a real superficial basis...(smell, color) seems like nitrotane with castor
I am fairly positive that Powermaster is all synthetic oils.
I like the pinch to stay as long as possible. For me it's bad when you loose pinch in 1/2 gallon. Makes me think that the engine will last 4 gallons and then I'm getting a new one.
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Originally Posted by Big Will View Post
I am fairly positive that Powermaster is all synthetic oils.
I like the pinch to stay as long as possible. For me it's bad when you loose pinch in 1/2 gallon. Makes me think that the engine will last 4 gallons and then I'm getting a new one.
They state that they mix a syn/castor blend. Would be nice to verify.

http://www.powermasterfuels.com/inde...&id=7&Itemid=9
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It does have castor. Anyone find out from BP what they say about running Powermaster? I like running this fuel.
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:33 PM
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you guys are talking about the old stuff , the new blue blend is great fuel , i tried it for 12 quarts and thought it was very good fuel , coming from an engine guy
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I did speak to Tommy At VP Fuel and he said the 30% is NOT recommended for break in. He agreed that the lubrication package is more of a racing blend. I have had people use it for break in with no issues but I would imagine it will diminish the longevity of your engine. For those of you here in AZ I will be stocking quarts of the Golden break in blend within 2-3 weeks. Thanks Monty for sending me some additive for the Byrons for break in.
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Question on this fuel. I have ran a few tanks thru 2 new engines that are broke in and never raced. After the motor is nice and warm and I tune it to performance I get almost no smoke. I dont want to get too lean and blow the motor up but are you guys getting smoke blowing out on top end?
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Originally Posted by Kevin_M View Post
Question on this fuel. I have ran a few tanks thru 2 new engines that are broke in and never raced. After the motor is nice and warm and I tune it to performance I get almost no smoke. I dont want to get too lean and blow the motor up but are you guys getting smoke blowing out on top end?
Absolutely.
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Originally Posted by Kevin_M View Post
Question on this fuel. I have ran a few tanks thru 2 new engines that are broke in and never raced. After the motor is nice and warm and I tune it to performance I get almost no smoke. I dont want to get too lean and blow the motor up but are you guys getting smoke blowing out on top end?
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VP has caster oil ....no doubt about it... I have had to de- gum a engine using it already......I have pictures if anyone is interested......
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IIRC all RC nitro-based fuels have a mix of castor and synthetic oils in them.

I've got a motor that still runs great with over 14 gallons through it (all Powermaster) and no gunk built up.

Easily the best fuel I've ever run.
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A special thanks to Steve Slayden and Mike Battaile with VP Powermaster Fuels for coming on board as the Premier Fuel Sponsor for the AMS 3.0! www.powermasterfuels.com

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Originally Posted by heavyjeffd View Post
IIRC all RC nitro-based fuels have a mix of castor and synthetic oils in them.

I've got a motor that still runs great with over 14 gallons through it (all Powermaster) and no gunk built up.

Easily the best fuel I've ever run.
That's simply not true. There are quite a few fuels that are all Synthetic with no Castor oil at all.

I have never had any gunk or castor build up in any of my engines using Powermaster fuel either. I am going on my 8th gallon of fuel and I preheat them all.
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Did anyone notice a difference going from the clear to the blue VP 30%?
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Originally Posted by likeaboss View Post
Did anyone notice a difference going from the clear to the blue VP 30%?
no difference.. i ran the clear stuff for over a year.. and just switch to the blue stuff.. and its just plug and play for me...
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