|07-16-2010, 03:46 PM||#1|
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Hey, I'm kind of new to nitro and hava question. Its regarding switching the make of fuel to another company, but keeping the same percentage. Will it effect the tuning? Will it hurt the engine? And can i switch back to the original brand i used even tho i tried the new type of fuel? I was running 20% NITROTANE by Losi in my Traxxas Slayer and the car ran great and had no problems. But I just recently switched to BYRONS 20% race fuel (because its more available in the hobby shops where I live) and the car will barely idle/start, let alone run well. I'm wondering if its the fuel that is causing it to run like junk because its made from a different company? Do i have to retune the engine now? Or should I switch back to the NITROTANE? But will it cause damage now that i tried to switch it to BYRONS? Lots or Q's sorry... Thanks
|07-16-2010, 05:29 PM||#2|
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How old was the fuel? How long since the engine ran last? Is the running environment drastically different than the last time it ran?
My experience has been exclusively aircraft, but the engines use the same operating principle.
The base fuel elements should not change, ie. alcohol and nitromethane, (since you posted both at 20% I will take that as a hint of the nitro content.)
Total lube content should also be noted. The lube material, however, can be either castor, synthetic or a mixture of the two.
I asked about the length of time and environment since fuel can grow stale if the bottle has been open to moisture for a bit. You can also run into seals and O-rings drying out, hoses cracking and you may need to change to a different temp plug.
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