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who here mixes there own fuel and where do you buy the nitro from? i can get methanol but apparently to buy nitro you need a class one andra lisence(drag racing).
 

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yeah i can get ahold of it if i want my brother has a andra license i don't no though i think i would stuff up the quanties and fry my motor
 

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You can get pure at most hobby shops and there is a bloke in the local RC plane club here that sell it so just keep asking around you are bound to find some.


(sunshine coast)


normaly $17 L
 

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Anyone here could provide a step by step instruction on how to mix my own fuel (for nitro cars)? and the places in sydney where I can get all the ingredients?


I've found this article on how to mix fuel for planes, but I suppose the mixture/balance for nitro cars will be a bit different?


http://www.wrcs.org.au/articles/18.htm
 

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Just calculate it by volume.


eg to fill a 1L container, need:


15% oil = 150ml


15% pure nitro = 150ml


then top up with methanol (you'll need approx 700-750ml)
 

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ok, so I will have to buy Castrol M for oil, I think its caster oil


I can probably find places that sells nitro.


But where can I buy plain methanol? In the article above, the guy mentioned Shell A Racing Fuel and Morgan’s Coolpower, what are they?


I need to get specialized pure methanol dont I? I cant just go into the hardware store and a buy a jar of ordinary methanol, since they contain 1% water right?


I've heard that 1 or 2 fuel manufacturer actually list the ingredient of their fuel on the label? Is that true? Anyone knows where I can get them? Thanx
 

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I get my methanol form a local BP fuel depo you should be able to find one close by you they sell it in a 20L drum
 

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Don't know where you get it all from, but this is the mix i'm running, if it helps:


25% nitro


10% synthetic oil


8% caster oil


57% methanol filler





I wonder how long you can store the rawliquids before they are dead? Like if you had to buy 10L of nitro, which should make 40L to 65L (depending on %), would it have a shelf life of 4 years? I know mixed fuel would be dead in 4 years time...
 

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ok, so I can get Castrol M for castor oil, Shell Synthetic for synthetic oil, buy from Nitrofrom hobby store and buy some methanol form patrol station and mix them witha similarratio?
 

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NTC3 Please let us know what u think it will cost u to make, thanks.
 

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with the number of us in melbourne (and geelong
) we should be making bulk between all of us. It would save $$$$$$$$. More money for parts
 

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yeah that is a good idea, who is going to mix it ?????
 

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yes mixing it your slef dose save a lot


My mix is


20% Nitro $17/L


10% Blue Cool Power Oil $14/L


5% Degummed Caster Oil $10/L


65% Methanol $1.30/L


So if I am right it works out to be abouth $6.14 for a L of mixed fuel
 

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Morphy, I dont know yet, I will find out as soon as possible, I have my uni exam in the next 2 weeks. So i'll try to get all the parts after my exam.


How pure (percentage)is the methanol that you get at the BP service station?
 

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azalin_au said:
yes mixing it your slef dose save a lot


My mix is


20% Nitro $17/L


10% Blue Cool Power Oil $14/L


5% Degummed Caster Oil $10/L


65% Methanol $1.30/L


So if I am right it works out to be abouth $6.14 for a L of mixed fuel

Damn them hobby shops! I pay twice what it would cost
 

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for me 18.00 dollars a litre or 55 dollars for 4 litres
doggy hobby shops
 

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I could do 4x4 litres (16 litres) of 25% Hot stuff Buggy fuelto melbourne for around $190.00. We can send 4x4 litres (16 litres) of fuel to any where in Aus starting from around $160.00 for 16% On Road Racingemail me if interested.


Regards Mark.
 
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