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Old 05-01-2008, 11:44 AM
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It seems that all of the cost advantage of mixing ones own fuel is lost with the high cost of castor and synthetic lube being about $10 or more per quart, then adding in the cost of the methanol, it ends up being just about what I pay locally. Is there any sort of common 2 stroke lube that will mix with methanol and avoid the high-priced racing lubes?
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:25 PM
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Don't buy it by the quart. You can buy it by the gallon at about $20. I have seen it sold in 30 gallon drums from VP.
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What or who is VP?

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I'm guessing this http://www.vpracingfuels.com/index2.html
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http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_58...tm.htm#5813036 for nitro souurce.

S&W Hobbies is a good source for synthetic oil at $24 per gallon

VP is good for castor at 5 gallons for $70.

I get my methanol at the local farm supply (Co-op) or a race shop near by for $3.35 per gallon.

My total cost after tax, shipping and haz mat fee is $10.49 per gallon for 10% nitro fuel with 15% oil (12%syn. 3%castor).

I buy the nitro in the 4 gallon case. I just got a case in last week and it was $163 total which includes shipping and $20 haz mat fee.
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Another souce for Lube is this kart shop...

You can get either full syn sys / castor or full castor!!!

Decent prices...

http://www.tommyskarts.com/Cat.Oils.htm
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Also try Fox at http://www.foxmanufacturing.com, but call I don't think its on the web page. Also Sig and Morgans fuel will ship castor and synthetic oil by the gallon.
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I buy the nitro in the 4 gallon case. I just got a case in last week and it was $163 total which includes shipping and $20 haz mat fee.
Who do you buy it from?
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Price Chemical

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_58...tm.htm#5813036

I just called and orderd 4 gallons... was slightly more but it has to go a little further...
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Its only 80% nitro. The last time I bought nitro it was $50 per gallon, at 80% it would cost slightly less than you paid for it. However, it may be more expensive now.
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They only show 80% nitro on the site. If you call you can get pure nitro. Pure (99.5%) is what I am referring to for $163 per 4 gallon case shipped. They do not normally list the pure on their site because occasionally they have a hard time getting it.
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ORIGINAL: Sport_Pilot

Its only 80% nitro. The last time I bought nitro it was $50 per gallon, at 80% it would cost slightly less than you paid for it. However, it may be more expensive now.

confused I thought it was about lube
did I miss something
or is the thread
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_58...tm.htm#5813036
about nitro getting tangled up in this thread

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@sport pilot..

Call them they have 99% nitro...

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ORIGINAL: Sport_Pilot

Its only 80% nitro. The last time I bought nitro it was $50 per gallon, at 80% it would cost slightly less than you paid for it. However, it may be more expensive now.

confused I thought it was about lube
did I miss something
or is the thread
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_58...tm.htm#5813036
about nitro getting tangled up in this thread

Balsaeater
The price chemical which is one of the links in that mail is for nitro

I use tommys karts for my oil...

http://www.tommyskarts.com/Cat.Oils.htm
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What's the 80% nitro mixed with? Methanol, I'm assuming.

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