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Stayt`ie
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Methanol

Post by Stayt`ie » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:45 pm

Went to replenish my stocks of "Elf" Methanol, only to be told by my supplier thay only handle/sell "Recochem" Methanol now,, I have never heard of that brand,,

Has anyone on here used it ? and if so, how did it affect performance ??
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Tone
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Re: Methanol

Post by Tone » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:12 am

Hi Ronnie,
used to use it when speedway-ing, have had a couple of sprintcar guys reporting metal shavings in bottoms of drums on a couple of occasions,
also be careful with batches/dates, otherwise OK!

Tone

penny
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Re: Methanol

Post by penny » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:16 pm

i was inthe pits after a motorcycle speedway meeting and the guys were draining the fuel tanks back into drums . I couldnt believe that they wernt running it through a filter at least .You have to start somewhere and all little things add up .
The engine builder of Lionel Wests comodore filters the engine oil before adding it into the engine .
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Stayt`ie
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Re: Methanol

Post by Stayt`ie » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:38 pm

Yes Paul, so many times racers are their own worst enemy,, have "always" filted my fuel, however must say not "new" oil,,

Thankyou to the comments on here and those who have contacted me behind the scene, keep 'em coming,,

Seeya's on the Lake and lets hope its not too friggen hot,,
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redyammy
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Re: Methanol

Post by redyammy » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:20 am

recochem are suppliers of industrial solvents (diggers) and while probably OK I would think not a designed race fuel

Stayt`ie
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Re: Methanol

Post by Stayt`ie » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:53 am

redyammy wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:20 am
recochem are suppliers of industrial solvents (diggers) and while probably OK I would think not a designed race fuel
Yup, after some resurch that's the conclushion I came too also,, thay only seem to mention Speedway use as an afterthought,, however a successful well known salt racer contacted me, he uses it with a percentage of Acetone added 8)
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jpbyron
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Re: Methanol

Post by jpbyron » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:19 pm

Ronnie, we have always found the best thing to mix with methanol in NITRO! See you on the salt. JP
APS-BF 100 109.589mph
Worlds fastest 100cc motorcycle

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