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08-13-2017 12:48 AM  4 months agoPost 1
UKhelinoob

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Just wondering. Can a nitro motor run on camper fuel (My TT 70). Because I saw a video of a guy running his on WD-40 LOL , so am I guessing they can run on almost anything. You see I have 2 gallons of camper fuel in my garage, and would like to use it if I can..

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08-13-2017 12:57 AM  4 months agoPost 2
BeltFedBrowning

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Run it in your weedeater. I use Camper fuel in my chainsaws too. Never tried it in a nitro motor before. Post a video if you get it running!

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08-13-2017 01:03 AM  4 months agoPost 3
JuanRodriguez

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I believe the video you saw was someone running WD40 in a gasoline motor ?

Edit: I saw the videos you're referring to .....

Don't know how the motor would run (reliability) or longevity.....

And as far as I know, camper fuel has NO oil for lubrication......

Please video and post your results

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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08-13-2017 03:52 AM  4 months agoPost 4
UKhelinoob

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Nope. It is a small nitro motor (2.5cc) that I watched (He squirted a can of the stuff into the tank), and the pulled the start cord. Low and behold the motor started running with smoke from the exhaust pipe, as for the camper fuel. How much oil should I add to one gallon (so the connecting rod's bushing gets well oiled), and what make of oil should I use (Should I add some caster oil in the mix too)...

Oh, the glow plug that I'll try will be a OS four-stroke one....

Wish me luck. Because my TT 70 has new parts fitted, so has to be broken in, and how many tanks will that take..

Any advice will be very grateful to me,as I don't want to damage my motor that's going into me Savage truck,. It's extended, so it's like a 1/5th scale truck..

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08-13-2017 03:24 PM  4 months agoPost 5
UKhelinoob

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Guys is this the oil that I need for the camper fuel..

KLOTZ SUPER TECHNIPLATE 2-STROKE RACING SYNTHETIC OIL, 1 quart
KL-100

Klotz Super TechniPlate is a blend of 80% TechniPlate Synthetic Lubricant and 20% BeNOL Racing Caster Oil and is backed by decades of racing experience. Specifically designed for 2-Stroke pre-mix racing engines. Formulated to provide the superior film strength of castor oil with the clean burning characteristics of Klotz synthetic lubricants.

Formula contains identifying Klotz Red with traditional racy scent
Improves throttle response
Extreme film strength protects engine parts from metal to metal contact
Clean Burn for low smoke and prevents plug fouling
High temperature stability reduces power valve deposits
Blends with gasoline, methanol alcohol and nitromethane fuels

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08-13-2017 04:26 PM  4 months agoPost 6
Mikerobe

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Your glo motor will run on Camping fuel only with the glow plug being energized.
I use a 40:1 fuel oil ratio in my weedeater, chainsaw and aquascooter. The oil I use is Evinrude's XD100 which is a full synthetic.
I also use this same mix to store my glo motors long term. Keeps the internals corrosion free!

The lot I got is not a lot, but I thank God a lot for the lot I got!

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08-13-2017 05:17 PM  4 months agoPost 7
UKhelinoob

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Do you mean the glow plug being energized means a battery connected all time when running??

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08-13-2017 05:35 PM  4 months agoPost 8
Pistol Pete

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Glow plugs continue doing their job after battery source is removed thanks to one of the metals in the heating element (Platinum) catalytic reaction to methanol in the glow fuel.

Since camper fuel has no methanol, glow plug will not react once power source is removed. Thus engine will stop.

A gasoline engine, on the other hand, has continuos timed "spark" thanks to a magneto or electronic ignition and why camper fuel can be used in such.

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08-13-2017 06:07 PM  4 months agoPost 9
UKhelinoob

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Ok I see now.How about if I add some methanol then (I hope that I don't sound stupid)..But am I flogging a dead horse here..

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08-13-2017 06:58 PM  4 months agoPost 10
EEngineer

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TX

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Now you're back to using glow fuel....with methanol....if not using an electronic ignition system......

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08-13-2017 07:10 PM  4 months agoPost 11
JuanRodriguez

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The Villages, Florida

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Personally, I think you are flogging a dead horse .......

Your motor is not designed to run on camper fuel so I think you are wasting your time as well as possibly damaging the motor ......

It's your motor, though, to do as you wish !!!

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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08-13-2017 09:25 PM  4 months agoPost 12
UKhelinoob

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OH well. It was just a thought..I'll stick with heli nitro fuel then..

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