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Old 04-12-2012, 01:37 PM
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Default YS 160/170 to gasser?

Does anyone have any experience of converting a YS from glo to gas? Given the price of decent 20/20 or 30 rated fuels in the UK, plus a definite move across to electric by a lot of the F3a guys which has resulted an fair amount of 160's and 170's coming onto the 2nd hand market, it would seem that converting one to gas/petrol might be worth looking into.........................? Fuel induction system too complicated a task?

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Default RE: YS 160/170 to gasser?

You might want to post this question in the general engines forum. I know of only one person who tried such a conversion and it didn't work very well, in other words they totaled a good engine.
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Default RE: YS 160/170 to gasser?

Thanks Pete............I realize its a slightly off beat question.

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You would be better off converting it to spark and still run nitro fuel, fuel usage is drasticlally reduced, it's a simple process.

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If you convert to CDI you can run with no nitro on the 170, gas is not compatible with the O rings and pump parts, so no gas on a YS.
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