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Old 02-03-2006, 07:38 PM
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My new Nitro Hammer should be arriving soon and I have elected to run Morgan Cool Power Heli fuel in it. It has 20% Nitro and 20% synthetic/castor oil blend. Everything I have read sounds good about this fuel and I was wondering if the claim not to use after run oil is legit?

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Old 02-03-2006, 10:03 PM
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Morgan isn't the only one that says that you don't need after-run oil but if you'd rather play it safe, use it.
Old 02-04-2006, 09:09 PM
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Ron, the thing that confused me was the bold type on the jug that stated: DO NOT USE AFTER RUN OILS.

I don't see the harm in using after run oil as a precaution but why would they say not to?
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I know that some state like Red Max that you don't need after-run oil but still, any nitro will corrode parts in time. Restarting an engine after using after-run is more time consuming trying to get the stuff out.
When I had a full-sized boat I used to fog the engine before putting it into storage for the winter. In the spring, it took a while to get all of that oil out.
It would be interesting to see why they don't advise running after-run oil.
After-run is basically automatic transmission fluid with a higher price tag. Some will use a light weight oil instead like 3-in-1.

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