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RC Nitro Fuel in a 2.8?? also should i plug vaccuum?? by C DuBBz87GT
Started on: 01-24-2004 11:59 PM
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I know that methanol (methyl) is a "NO-NO" in almost any automobile engine, but only if its over 5% by volume. And so what if i was to put some RC nitro fuel in the car mixed with gas, this would possably make a leaner gas ratio, correct? what would happen if i porred a bit in? all it consists of is alcohol and liquid nitro.

Also i yanked out the canister underneath the cruise control, should i plug the hoses that are comeing out of the cruise controll or what??

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Report this Post01-25-2004 02:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for red85gtClick Here to visit red85gt's HomePageClick Here to Email red85gtSend a Private Message to red85gtDirect Link to This Post
It will eat all the rubber seals in the fuel system.
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Report this Post01-25-2004 09:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarDirect Link to This Post
I always thought that RC fuel contained castor oil, too. That *couldn't* be good for the injectors.

I don't even want to think about what could happen by running this stuff through your engine.

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While I really don't think castor or the other lubricants they use would affect injectors, the alcohol messing with the rubber would be a concern. If you keep the R/C fuel to less than 5%, the nitro you're adding would be only 1%, assuming 20% fuel, a little on the heavy side for most fliers. Some R/C fuel is up to 50%, but the total % in your mix wouldn't be enough to be worth the cost and effort.

What would it do to your O2 sensor?

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Originally posted by C DuBBz87GT:

I know that methanol (methyl) is a "NO-NO" in almost any automobile engine, but only if its over 5% by volume. And so what if i was to put some RC nitro fuel in the car mixed with gas, this would possably make a leaner gas ratio, correct? what would happen if i porred a bit in? all it consists of is alcohol and liquid nitro.

Also i yanked out the canister underneath the cruise control, should i plug the hoses that are comeing out of the cruise controll or what??


There is a whole lot of oil in that stuff...I've had nitro cars for years. The nitro cars basically run like diesel engines. The nitro fuel contains at least 15% oil by volume to lubricate things internally.

If you want to put some methanol in your gas, I'd suggest getting a bottle of gas dryer...that stuff usually is methanol....just check the back of the bottle.

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Report this Post01-25-2004 12:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Howard_SacksClick Here to visit Howard_Sacks's HomePageClick Here to Email Howard_SacksSend a Private Message to Howard_SacksDirect Link to This Post
There's no reason why you can't make your own nitro. We had looked into running it but it is very expensive to use as much as you would need in a full sized engine down the quarter.
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Report this Post01-25-2004 12:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for C DuBBz87GTClick Here to Email C DuBBz87GTSend a Private Message to C DuBBz87GTDirect Link to This Post
Okay thanks all,
no worries i dont plan to try it out.
My girlfriend has bronchidis (SP?) so i have ALOT of time on my hands to think this weeken
Just fyi ive got an electric stampede, a .21 T-maxx, Micro RS4 and a couple electric air planes
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Yea not to mention it would be 1 gallon to a possible 9 or 10, and its 25-30 a gallon for the fuel.

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Report this Post01-25-2004 07:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for topcatClick Here to Email topcatSend a Private Message to topcatDirect Link to This Post
I use to race R/C cars. I bought the nitro (pure) and oil, and made my own mix to get the right mix for the right type of race. It has been years since buying the nitro, so I am not sure what the cost are, or if it is as readily available anymore.

 
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There is a whole lot of oil in that stuff...I've had nitro cars for years. The nitro cars basically run like diesel engines. The nitro fuel contains at least 15% oil by volume to lubricate things internally.

If you want to put some methanol in your gas, I'd suggest getting a bottle of gas dryer...that stuff usually is methanol....just check the back of the bottle.

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Originally posted by topcat:

I use to race R/C cars. I bought the nitro (pure) and oil, and made my own mix to get the right mix for the right type of race. It has been years since buying the nitro, so I am not sure what the cost are, or if it is as readily available anymore.


that's cool
I don't know if it's available pure now. I haven't seen any at the local hobby stores or in the catalogs. As far as price goes. Around here, it's around $12-15 for one gallon (that's the 15% nitro fuel). You can buy higher nitro % fuel but it's considerably more expensive. I run 20% in all my cars. I used 40% once....that kicked some butt...big power increase, but it costs around $13 for a quart (that's nearly $50 a gallon)
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Report this Post01-26-2004 12:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for C DuBBz87GTClick Here to Email C DuBBz87GTSend a Private Message to C DuBBz87GTDirect Link to This Post
I use 25% in the summer and 30% in the winter b/c higher percent = higher running temp and i need a higher temp for a .21 w/ a C-vec (dual moving baffle) exhaust
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Report this Post01-26-2004 01:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RTNmsdsClick Here to visit RTNmsds's HomePageClick Here to Email RTNmsdsSend a Private Message to RTNmsdsDirect Link to This Post
Here you go... 100% pure nitromethane. $30 per gallon (or $25 in 5 gallon cans).

http://web.iwebcenters.com/worldwideracingfuel3/productCat39476.ctlg

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P.S. You may want to reference this as well....

http://www.turbofast.com.au/racefuel6.html

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