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Curious. Ethanol or not

Discussion in 'Beginners' Lounge' started by jetmech05, May 24, 2016.

   
  1. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I use 93 octane and Stihl Ultra at 50-1 as well and never an issue. Maybe it's because I fly 3w?
     
  2. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Yes, yes...that's it. Lol. I know mine run good on most any gas. With the high test, they run like a beast.
     
  3. I try to run ethanol free if I can find it close by when seeking airplane fuel. I try to buy at least 89 octane, but mostly 91 for the planes.....my truck always gets the short end of the deal, it gets 87 octane LOL. I run Husqvarna full synthetic XP oil at 50:1 in all my planes.
     
  4. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    That's too funny. We must be twin son's fom different mothers. Lol....I do the same thing where my truck is concerned. Why is it our planes get the best motors, the best batteries, the best servo's and the best gas. But the vehicle we use to transport our fine flying machines has to suck it up with second rate gas??!! Lol
     
  5. ghoffman

    ghoffman 70cc twin V2

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    Because the truck has a knock sensor, MAP sensor, MAF sensor, O2 sensor, etc, to control the injector pulse width and timing and it is a 4 stroke that does not count on the oil in the fuel to lubricate things.
     
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  6. djmoose

    djmoose 70cc twin V2

    VP Small Engine Fuel with Redline 40:1
    http://vp-sef.com/

    Call me crazy, but I spend the dough on VP. Very clean, no smell, stays long.
     
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  7. ChickenBalls

    ChickenBalls "Cool Guy"

    Well as @49dimes would say cause we "CHEAP"
     
  8. Wow! The VP-SEF is expensive!! I thought paying $7.60 for 98 octane ethanol-free was bad. With the amount of gas I burn it would cost me $110 per weekend just for gas/oil.

    The ZDZ-180 loves the 98 but, will run on 91. If I am just practicing or it is cooler out, I will run 91. If I am heading out for a contest or it is going to be hot out, I get the good stuff.
     
  9. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    I run 91 or 93 octane premium with ethanol and Redline 40:1. The closest non ethanol fuel to me according to the websites I've found is about 100 miles. I can get race fuel or avgas, but I've never had an issue with what I'm running so since it's not broke, I won't fix it.;)
     
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