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Old 07-13-2006, 10:01 PM
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I'm going to be buying a boat. I normally buy Traxxas 20% nitro for my cars can i use this in a boat?
Old 07-13-2006, 10:25 PM
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Depends on what boat you buy....
Old 07-13-2006, 11:17 PM
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It's going to be the ThunderCat 31 or the nitro hammer if i don't have enough $.
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A lot of manufacturers will void their warranties (they can tell) if they find out that their engines were run with Traxxas fuel. Traxxas doesn't recommend their fuel to be used in boats, even their own Nitro-Vee.
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I use 20% O'Donnel Car/Truck fuel in my TC31.
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ORIGINAL: Ron Olson

A lot of manufacturers will void their warranties (they can tell) if they find out that their engines were run with Traxxas fuel. Traxxas doesn't recommend their fuel to be used in boats, even their own Nitro-Vee.
wow !!!
why is that , just another traxxas product ?
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Because you want something with a higher oil content in boats. There is one brand (I won't mention the name) that brags about having only 7% oil content for car and truck use because it brings the temps up faster. They fail to mention that it shortens engine life also. When the engine is stuck under a Lexan body with limited air and lower speeds most of the time, the oil helps to keep it cooler.
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Ok so i wont use that
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Hmmm, my bottle of O'Donnel fuel doesn't say what Oil % is in it. It's 20% Nitro. Ron, do you know what it is?

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