After not having a nitro rc for a while I decided to jump back in. After some time away I noticed the fuels had changed.Being directed to use Sidewinder 20% by my lhs, I thought it must be good.
First thing first, break in, this went really smooth, the engine is a GO .28 and it started after only a couple of pull’s and to my surprise idled along through the tanks no problems.
Okay on the ground the car ran along great, no stalling! All through the rest of the break in runs no problems the engine ran cool as can be.
Time to start tuning! As I was tuning I noticed, hey this engine is still cold, I had to keep leaning it out. I finally got the engine at 200 deg. fahrenheit and it stayed there and tank after tank I have only needed to make slight changes do to the weather but nothing major.
conclusion. After living with this fuel for several months now I can say it really works well. In the past I have had problems with heat and fouled glow plugs with other fuels but not this one. I am a happy man and I won’t be changing anytime soon.