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    Sidewinder fuel

    Hey guys I am about to get a savage x 4.6 and I was looking at the lhs and there was only sidewinder fuel and another that I forgot what the name is but my question is if the stuff runs good and it was 20 percent and sorry if this is in the wrong section and thanks in advance
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    RE: Sidewinder fuel

    early on this year I had run out of BYRONS 30% a buddy that was out of town and going to pick up fuel for me (small town,I order everything ) any way he came back with 2 gallons of Sidewinder 20%. had no problems with it. didn't realy make as much power but no complaints.
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    RE: Sidewinder fuel


    ORIGINAL: TAKZILLA

    early on this year I had run out of BYRONS 30% a buddy that was out of town and going to pick up fuel for me (small town,I order everything ) any way he came back with 2 gallons of Sidewinder 20%. had no problems with it. didn't realy make as much power but no complaints.
    Ok thanks and next time I I go to the lhs I will go check but I am pretty sure it started with a b and there was only 2 gallons left of the sidewinder but lots of the other stuff
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    RE: Sidewinder fuel

    SW is good, but I always ran %25 (til i became unavailable here due to distribution issues of some kind..) It's very oily though.. The LHS guy always sold it as "not needing after run oil" because it was already in the fuel. It's good fuel that you can run without reservations. I would ask your LHS though about supply reliability, and yeah, find out what the other stuff is.. Byrons is meant to be really good..
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    RE: Sidewinder fuel

    Personally I now prefer the Werks 30% over Odonnells 30%. The power increase was noticable from the first tank. I have never ran Byrons but I have heard many many times its is good fuel and the same goes for Sidewinder. If I was in the market for more fuel I would try the Sidewinder Team Strike V2 30%
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    RE: Sidewinder fuel

    Ya it might have been Byron's and the stuff they have there is 20% with 12% oil but there might have been others but there ways just 2 jugs left
    Thanks again for all the help
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    RE: Sidewinder fuel

    %30 requires more fiddling with head shimming though, right?
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    RE: Sidewinder fuel

    YES! since I have to order any way,WERKS 30% is what Iam running now.big power increase!finished off my BYRONS 30% switched to the WERKS and it took retuning,don't remember how much but would have to say I LOVE the WERKS 30%.(Supertib runs it has to be good)when I started out we had a LHS of course all they sold was the TRAXIS CRAP.after that experience I haven't had any more problems.
    so far I haven't changed my shimming,except on my buddy's savage with a F 4.6 we removed the thin shim,and wow it realy came to life,more power through out the power band.but we are at 6500 feet in elevation so I believe that would only make sense.
    maybee Supertib will jump in on this.
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    RE: Sidewinder fuel

    You dont need to mess with head shims running 30%. The only time you mess with them is if your at sea level or high up in elevation, but doing so you do run a risk of detonation.

    I made a video of my truck running on a performance tune with Odonnells 30% then switched to Werks 30%. In that video you clearly see that the motor has richened up a lot and gives me much more room to lean out the motor for even more power. Werks 30% allowed me to hit 59 mph in my Savage
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    RE: Sidewinder fuel

    Just dropped by the lhs and they have Byron's 20% nitro with 12% oil so what would be better to brake the engine in the Byron's or the sidewinder and will run a gallon of which one I choose to break in with them buy a gallon of the other stuff and report on it but it will probably be in a few weeks 
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    RE: Sidewinder fuel

    I would ask your LHS which one is more reliably available. SW is good, so I anyway would get whichever is cheaper.. But %25 if possible.. %20 is fine though..
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    RE: Sidewinder fuel


    ORIGINAL: HerrSavage

    I would ask your LHS which one is more reliably available. SW is good, so I anyway would get whichever is cheaper.. But %25 if possible.. %20 is fine though..
    Ok thanks and I'm not sure this counts for availability but there were 3 gallon jugs of sidewinder left and about 3 or 4 shelves of Byron's

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    RE: Sidewinder fuel

    Byrons always left my engines looking honey sweet.
    That's my first choice but no longer available here for some reason.
    Didn't like O'Donnells Speed blend, rusted out one engine even with 2 oz of Klotz Benol added, my race engine's piston is black as night...
    Byrons FTW.


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