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Old 02-06-2014, 08:45 PM   #11
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Re: Oil mixes for DLE 20 and RCGF 32 - opinons please!

I'm no expert (I only have 3 gasoline RC vehicles). My Bergen Intrepid (G26) takes 25-40:1 just like my RCGF 20, My lawnmower, DLE 30 take 32:1, my Husqvarna chainsaw and weedwhacker take 50:1.

I know that oil starvation is bad, and the only real upper limit to oil content is what the engine will actually burn until it fouls up the plug.

Result? Good quality, synthetic oil mixed @ 32:1; the minimum requirement for ALL of them.

Yes, some of them smoke a bit. None are spitting oil all over the place, none are fouling their plugs and none are blowing up.
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Re: Oil mixes for DLE 20 and RCGF 32 - opinons please!

Between this thread and others, that's the conclusion I'm coming to... 32:1 for everything.
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Re: Oil mixes for DLE 20 and RCGF 32 - opinons please!

I am an aircraft mechanic with 58 years experience. I was a private pilot and ultra-light pilot and did a lot of work on ultralights and home built aircraft including engine overhaul. A lot of the engines I worked on had been using those 100 to 1 oils. The best synthetic oil was Bombardier snowmobile oil and one of the top mineral base oils was Penzoil two cycle air cooled engine oil. When you are mixing your fuel YOU MUS BE EXACT WITH THE QUANTITIES. If you put too much oil that will replace some of the gas and make the mixture leaner, also the mixture is thicker and will flow slower through the main jet and the reverse is so for less oil.
First always use the mixture that the manufacturer recommends.
If you change the oil mixture you must retune the engine.
If you use a mixture with less oil you take the chance of burning out the bearing on the big end of the conrod.

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Re: Oil mixes for DLE 20 and RCGF 32 - opinons please!

I had been running 50-1 Stihl ultra in my DLE55. Long story short it was one of the first and blew the needle bearing on the bottom end. Even though the engine was over a year off warranty DLE fixed my Engine. Sent it to Johnny at Azure hobbies and they fixed me up. Johnny found my bearings dry and slightly discolored from heat. Lots of hovering and hard work but dry bearings???
I now run the stihl 32-1 in all my engines for the added protection. If it's tuned right you won't have much smoke or mess under the plane. Mine don't and I'm on the 3rd year with the same plug on that engine and it still looks good to go a 4th.
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