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Discussion in 'RC General & Getting Started' started by Patrick Bessette, Sep 7, 2004.
Has anyone ever used 89 octane fuel with their 2 cycle engine???
is that just regular unleaded fuel? If so a nitro engine can't use it because it uses a glow plug which is used a diesel engines but not on regular engines, they use spark plugs. If you wanted to use regular fuel you would have to go up in size of rc's to the 1/5 to 1/6 scale that use enleaded fuel, but they also have oil you have to mix into it for it to be lubed correctly.
If you try to use Regular gasoline in a glow fuel engine be prepared to take a trip to the hospital. The glow engines have a glow plug like a diesel engine. As soon as the gasoline comes into contact with the glow plug it will detonate, no matter where the piston is in its stroke. The most likely senario is that the fuel will predetonate and just mess up your engine. But since gas is much more volitile than glow fuel the worst case senario is your engine will self-destruct causing peices of the engine to go airborne. Just a note. If you want more power add hydrogen peroxide to your fuel mixture. start with only a little bit and work your way up to a higher amount. (Doing this can cause your engine to run lean and overheat, so caution must be used.) Try this at your own risk fellas. ROAR outlawed the use of peroxide for a reason. Butttttt, they also outlawed ceramic bearings too. Hmmmm.