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Old 10-02-2022, 09:49 AM
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Default JetCat Users: What Oil?

So…I was away from turbines for a while and have noticed a warning in my P-100RX manual which was not present in my older Jetcat manuals. They now specifically disallow synthetic 2-stroke oils and Mobile DTE. Well heck, this means I now need separate fuel batching and jugs for this engine vs my Xicoys or even my old JetCats.

Does anyone here know the reason for the change, which admittedly happened quite some time ago but is new to me? Is the new-to-me oil spec actually a real thing with real-world consequences if not followed, or is it a marketing gimmick designed to push me toward JetCat branded oil as the non-toxic oil of choice?

I am not adverse to spending a bit more for an oil which best protects my investment, but I sure am curious as to whether there’s more here than meets the eye.

Thanks guys,
Don.

EDIT: The manual disallows “DTE”, which may or may not disallow DTE Light, as not all DTE oils are equal. The bottom line here is that I would like to continue use of DTE Light if possible, so as to minimize the complexity of fuel batching for my various jets.

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Why don't you just ask JetCat directly as you are unlikely to believe any answers posted here?
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I run Jetcat/Dreamworks oil and have not had any problems.
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Originally Posted by Zeeb View Post
Why don't you just ask JetCat directly as you are unlikely to believe any answers posted here?
Yet another positive and productive post from the Zeeb. Why donít you just get another hobby and stop trolling fellow RC-ers threads?
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I used to have A Jetcat and did run the above oil from Jetcat/Dreamworks. I have several unused unopened jugs of it.
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DTE is too thin. Xicoy and Jets Munt decided to design their units where they won’t cope with the thicker oils.
Part of the turbine fuel efficiency is based on the amount of oil/fuel pushed through bearings.
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You're here in the US and Jet Cat Americas sells the Jet Cat oil.

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I have been running DTE light iso 32 for 15+ yrs in my jetcats with thousands of flights and have not seen any oil related breakdowns. I was told by a person who repaired jetcats the internals of the DTE run motors look like new on teardown. During the covid bs the DTE was backordered and one of the recommended replacements was sunoco sunvis 932. I have run almost 10 gallons of that oil thru my motors now with no problems. The DTE is back in stock now.
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey View Post
You're here in the US and Jet Cat Americas sells the Jet Cat oil.
Has Danny got that up and running yet? Last I heard it was supposed to be a done deal in September but I've not seen anything saying they were open for business?

edit; checked Dreamworks and it says they'll continue to be a JetCat dealer so the oil should be available there. Nothing about it on Danny's website.

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Originally Posted by Zeeb View Post
Has Danny got that up and running yet? Last I heard it was supposed to be a done deal in September but I've not seen anything saying they were open for business?

edit; checked Dreamworks and it says they'll continue to be a JetCat dealer so the oil should be available there. Nothing about it on Danny's website.
try jetcat americas
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Originally Posted by Vincent View Post
try jetcat americas
No sh*t. Dreamworks lost the JetCat importer/service facility to Powerbox-Americas several months ago. Once the transition is complete. I'm 99% sure that any Internet requests for "JetCat USA" will be redirected to https://www.powerbox-americas.com/ as that is who will be the new importer/distributor and service center for JetCat USA.

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Originally Posted by highhorse View Post
Yet another positive and productive post from the Zeeb. Why donít you just get another hobby and stop trolling fellow RC-ers threads?
I just enjoy getting under your skin......
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You can use DTE light with no problem, many do, and I'm flying with DTE on few turbines, including Jetcats.
Many many houres here in the desert, with ambiant temps sometimes over 40c.... never had any issue.

But if the turbine is under warranty, it will be a good practice to use "approved" oil, just in case of...

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Originally Posted by Zeeb View Post
Why don't you just ask JetCat directly as you are unlikely to believe any answers posted here?
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The answer to that is evident in the OP.
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Jose, from Dreamworks, told me they are selling "JetCat" turbine oil but rebranded as "Dreamworks" turbine oil. Same stuff.

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On a somewhat related note. Anyone running Kingtech oil with their jetcat. Similar situation, id rather not have two fuel containers...
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I run KT oil in my KT's, Swiwin, a JC hornet and a Jet Cat
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Wow

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Originally Posted by acw View Post
On a somewhat related note. Anyone running Kingtech oil with their jetcat. Similar situation, id rather not have two fuel containers...
I run JetCat oil on my JetCats, KingTechs, Behotecs and a Frank turbine.

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