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Old 01-16-2008, 10:56 AM
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ive got a gallon of nitro thats old...like years old and i tried running it in a hpi mt awhile back and it just over heated, im guessing due to lack of oil/nitro content..?? what can i do with it ?
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:02 AM
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you should be able to turn it in at any recycling center that deals with hazzardous waist
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:03 AM
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Either keep it to clean engines with or use it as a great weed killer.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:35 AM
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Good fire starter...burns for a while....clean as well...
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:41 AM
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burn it. pour it on something and then throw a match to it.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:04 PM
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Drink it!! (That is of course a joke). I'm not sure about burning it either to be honest, could be dangerous. Nitromethane's pretty explosive stuff in the right quantity and with a little compression.

If you do burn it, for gawd's sake be very careful! Not near property, wear clothes you can remove very quickly if necessary, have an extinguisher handy, etc, etc.

The most socially responsible thing to do would be to recycle it, as suggested. Mother earth will thank you.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:32 PM
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Yeah..and i don't suggest igniting the empty bottle...as it WILL become a dangerous missile.
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:46 PM
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Check your LHS. In memphis, one of ours would take it off your hands because they used it for traction compound. I think to clean the parking lot occasionally before race days.
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use your imagination
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WILL RUNNING A COUPLE OF YEARS OLD FUEL OVERHEAT AN ENGINE???
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:10 PM
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I try to judge the amount I need for racing as best as possible so theres minimal left in the fuel bottle after the mains. So normally about 100cc's or less. I just squeeze it into the fuel tank of my 1:1 car.
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:17 PM
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i put some in a lawn mower once... it idled really high and started getting really hott.... it was fst though...
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Drink it!! (That is of course a joke). I'm not sure about burning it either to be honest, could be dangerous. Nitromethane's pretty explosive stuff in the right quantity and with a little compression.

If you do burn it, for gawd's sake be very careful! Not near property, wear clothes you can remove very quickly if necessary, have an extinguisher handy, etc, etc.

The most socially responsible thing to do would be to recycle it, as suggested. Mother earth will thank you.

YESSS drink it jk
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I ran some 5 year old Trinity Monster HP the other day. It does run hotter, but you can run it rich. Keep in mind mine was stored in a box at room temp and never opened. It was only 2 quarts and my engine ran it just fine "high idle 20' hotter" when i switched back to my new fuel my engine runs even better. I kept an eye on the temp and never let it over heat. I don't recomend it though.
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did you shake the bottle first , like any mixed fuel if sitting or not its a good idea to shake it to mix it up. if still running hot i would sugjest adding some klots caster oil to the mix ,not alot just a ounce or 2 that should lube things up.
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did you shake the bottle first , like any mixed fuel if sitting or not its a good idea to shake it to mix it up. if still running hot i would sugjest adding some klots caster oil to the mix ,not alot just a ounce or 2 that should lube things up.
It's like when your changing oil in your car...my dad always told me to shake up the bottle of oil before using it as some of the contents settle to the bottom of the bottle. SHAKE IT, SHAKE IT, SHAKE IT LIKE A POLOROID PICTURE.
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or you could add a few drops of oil, use it to clean feul lines uhm carbys in 1:1 stuff or rcs instead of buying injector cleaner use that ist better anyway....... lots of things to use it for also doesent this stuff burn clear like if you light it with a match
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It burns with a cool blue and white flame.
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Recycle it!!! Please!
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:11 PM
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i just use it in my wear out engine... and it burns and works pretty good.. don't see much of a power loss... i even poor a lil' sunny in the fuel and it gave a nicer smell
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are you bieng good for the environment tommy the cat? you want me to recycle it badly it seems..
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me and my friend soaked a tennis ball in old nitro fuel, lite it on fire, and hit it back and forth with golf clubs. pretty safe untill some gets on your pants and you dont realize it. lets just say i was outta those pants pretty fast!!!
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Hihi, I remember almost blowing up my house with some fuel Ah, a thread that I DON'T want to revive[:-]
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Fuel is expensive. Don't just throw it out, etc. Save it and use it as a cleaner for your chassis, air filter, engine, etc.
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ORIGINAL: tommythecat

Recycle it!!! Please!
Your like "Recycle it Please!!!like an enviromentalist or something but your pic is smoking???Theres somthin off here...
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