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Old 02-28-2013, 01:54 PM
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Default Walked into my LHS, asked for Marine Nitro...

Guy looks at me goofy "You should be using that there Car fuel unless youre doing something different."


I turned around and walked out.

Now where can I find some marine Nitro? That was about our only LHS I know of.
Old 02-28-2013, 02:48 PM
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Default RE: Walked into my LHS, asked for Marine Nitro...

You can request your LHS to order some Grim Racer 50% fuel from Great Planes Distributors.

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Old 02-28-2013, 02:51 PM
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Default RE: Walked into my LHS, asked for Marine Nitro...

we got bulk from John Otto give him a call http://www.technologyhobbiesinc.com/index.html
Old 02-28-2013, 06:37 PM
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Default RE: Walked into my LHS, asked for Marine Nitro...

The comment "You should be using that there Car fuel unless youre doing something different." tells me the guy in the shop doesn't have a clue about what he's trying to sell. You can always order fuel from Tower though it will be spendy
Old 02-28-2013, 06:39 PM
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Default RE: Walked into my LHS, asked for Marine Nitro...

You were smart enough not to buy car or for that matter, plane fuel as some uneducated LHS owners or employees would try to sucker you into buying whatever they had on their shelves to avoid losing a sale.
With Tower Hobbies/Great Planes you have a choice of saving money a couple of ways. The LHS can sometimes help with the Haz-Mat charges or shipping fees but you pay the sales tax. You can order it directly from Tower if you'd like. No problem with John Otto either if you want a blend made for your boat as he can do it.
Old 02-28-2013, 08:23 PM
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Default RE: Walked into my LHS, asked for Marine Nitro...

Awesome thanks guys. I will buy from one of the recommendations.

Im excited to get this vintage Nitro Vee back on the water. I hope this one turns out as fun as my old one was lol.
Old 03-09-2013, 07:09 PM
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Default RE: Walked into my LHS, asked for Marine Nitro...

You might look at the heli fuel they probably had. It is usually a higher oil content and could be run in the marine engine without issues. Buying fuel online is almost always more expensive.
Old 03-09-2013, 08:28 PM
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Default RE: Walked into my LHS, asked for Marine Nitro...

I use this car fuel , I used it for 4 summers in my OS 18 , no proplems, here the link
http://morganfuel.com/sidewinder_byb
Old 03-09-2013, 09:31 PM
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Default RE: Walked into my LHS, asked for Marine Nitro...

I used sidewinder mainly 40% nitro 12% oil sometimes 50% /12% NEVER had a fuel related problem running it, O'Donnell I have used but it stained everything yellow lol redmax and a few other brands (some blue crap I wouldnt use to start a fire with once to) always went back to sidewinder, if i go back into running nitro Ill jump right back to sidewinder
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My question in all of this is what fuel is good for use in just regular outboard engines? I've run Omega and Cool Power 15% to get things in the water and tested and it's ok. Locally the only fuels available are Morgan's products which I've used for decades in planes and helis and have no complaints. Car fuels such as Traaxas are also available. I'm not prepared just yet to run 50-60% fuels and there is no convenient way to get it, it'll have to be ordered. Can I use something like Traaxas 20% fuel? My concern is oil content. I don't want to damage an engine (I'm running K&B .21 and .40 outboards) just running around the pond. When I get to my first race I'll probably stay with 20% until I get used to running in traffic and rough water. Opinions? Thanks.

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Default RE: Walked into my LHS, asked for Marine Nitro...

Stay away from Traxxas fuel for boats as they don't even recommend it for their own nitro boats.
Old 03-11-2013, 09:31 AM
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Default RE: Walked into my LHS, asked for Marine Nitro...

I have always run 18% lube at 35- 40 % nitro what is everyone else running the lube % at?
Old 03-12-2013, 10:09 AM
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Default RE: Walked into my LHS, asked for Marine Nitro...

You can always buy the Low Oil % car fuel and get some KLOTZ Super Technoplate and add some to your fuel, But just like Yota, I have run the Sidewinder Pro Blend Fuel with No Problems. The thing to remember if your running a lower % of oil is Don't run it As Lean, Make SMALL Adjusments not Big ones.
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Default RE: Walked into my LHS, asked for Marine Nitro...

Ive been running the sidwinder backyard basher blend 18%oil 20%nitro with needles set a bit rich on my K&B outboards with no problems
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Look on ebay for torco nitro fuel. It should come up.

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