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kkparks_3
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted August 19, 2001 10:44 PM
What are your thoughts on running airplane gas? Does it hurt the motor or are there additives that help?

Kevin

rhondago
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted August 20, 2001 09:50 AM
quote:
Originally posted by kkparks_3:
What are your thoughts on running airplane gas? Does it hurt the motor or are there additives that help?

Kevin


We have run av gas in the past but have added Marvel's Mystery Oil to provide lubrication; we've always heard that the added lubrication was a must.

The Judge
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted August 20, 2001 10:26 PM
quote:
Originally posted by kkparks_3:
What are your thoughts on running airplane gas? Does it hurt the motor or are there additives that help?

Kevin


The Judge
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted August 20, 2001 10:30 PM
quote:
Originally posted by The Judge:

Whoops!! Dirt Newbie is correct-o! Have been running Avgas for several years.. Never added nothing! Run cold plugs. I have run it in 9-1 motors and 13-1 motors and have had zero problems. There have been several articles out as of late stating Avgas is no problem. Circle Tracks current issue has one.

kkparks_3
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted August 22, 2001 12:04 AM
What kind of plugs do you guys use?

RangeRover
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted August 22, 2001 07:11 AM
I've had success for years running AC R43 and R43T for the large and small sparkplug versions respectively. This colder plug works well with the 10.5 + compression motors we run usually at 36 degrees total advance with a half and half mixture of av gas and Unocal racing fuel.

Hobbystocker
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted September 07, 2001 05:14 PM
We have run Av gas now for most of this season.The only problem we had was the car ran a little warmer than with Racing Fuel (Turbo Blue) But not enough to cause any trouble at all. We run Champion J8 lawn mower plugs in a set of Dart angle plug heads.Another benefit of Av gas is the MONEY you can save !! We pay over a $1 less a gallon for Av than Turbo Blue. That's just more cash to spend on more useful things that don't get sent out the exhaust. We were able to win a total of 11 features this season with this combo of plugs and gas.
Good Luck

kkparks_3
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted September 11, 2001 12:14 AM
Why did you choose to run lawn mower plugs?
What makes them different?

Thanks,
Kevin

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