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Old 10-01-2012, 07:39 AM   #1
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Default Diffence in running 16 or 25% Nitro

Hi, next year in Europe, we are to change to 16% nitro from 25%, the question is, what changes are necessary to an engine used this year (25%) to enable it to run more or less the same using 16%, next question, is anyone aware if new engines being produced now which will run on 16% without any changes to the engine and the last question is are manufactures of engines producing engines to run on just 16%.

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Current engines will run fine on 16%, to make it better you have to take out a headshim of 0.1mm.

It is interesting to see how manufacturers will sell their engines. Will they be labeled with the nitro setting or not?
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Current engines will run fine on 16%, to make it better you have to take out a headshim of 0.1mm.

It is interesting to see how manufacturers will sell their engines. Will they be labeled with the nitro setting or not?

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Thanks for the reply, does this change make any difference to speed etc.
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There was a guy who did won a Dutch national and noticed afterwards he had run it on 16%, his dad picked by accident a wrong can of fuel for the main final.

I have runned several clubraces on 16% without changing the engine and in the feeling you will not notice something, maybe a little less power in the midrange and on the laptimes you will see a 0.1 / 0.2 sec difference which can be less with the right shimming..
It is nothing to worry about, lets hope the fuel is getting cheaper with the mass production of 16%. But to think this will solve (a part of) the noise issue... No, I do not.
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My friend has been running 16% in his engine for 2 years now because it's easier to buy 16% and he's never noticed a difference and he regularly wins our club races against 25% drivers.

Don't think you will really notice much difference in performance, just remove that 0.1mm shim and away you go!
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Have just been reading the EFRA proposals for 2014 and looks like they don't want it now, I wish they would make their mind up !.
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The 16% was already chosen last year so it is mandatory for 2013
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It sounds like the three chamber exhaust problem they had two ? years ago, maybe they should think, "if it ain't broke-don't fix it"
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