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Old 04-20-2005, 05:24 AM
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Bill I was reading the manual for the OS160 FX that I just bought. It recomends 18 % oil content. When I went to the lhs he only had 16%..... "Wildcat 10% nitro / 16% synthetic/castor blend (80/20).
When I asked him about it he said that it was fine for this motor. Is that true?
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O.S. states that 18% oil content fuel be used. If you purchase fuel with 16% oil content, you'll have to add oil to bring up the lubrication percentage.

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Default RE: 16% oil content ok?

Thanks Bill,
The local hobby shop owner told be that 16% would work just fine. And "NOT" to add any additional oil to the gallon of fuel because it wasn't that much of a difference.[:@]
He only sales wildcat fuel. and the only fuel that I could find there that had 18% oil in it was 30% nitro! I really don't think I need that much nitro?
I'll check around to see if I can find another hobby store that sells the correct fuel mix!!! Thanks again
Oh by the way. What does OS use at the factory , IE.... Brand/mix/ nitro content when they run there motors?
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Default RE: 16% oil content ok?

O.S. will run their engines on a variety of fuels with varying nitro contents. They'll use the lubrication percantage they state in the directions.

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