Is Nitro Fuel Bad For You?

How dangerous is nitromethane?

Around 45 minutes, the mix will blow up inside the engine or even self-detonate in the tank.

Nitromethane, dangerous as it is, looks like water compared with hydrazine.

Don’t breathe it, don’t ingest it, and don’t get it on your skin (it absorbs right through it)..

What is nitro fuel?

Nitro fuel has three main components: methanol, nitromethane, and oil along with additives such as anti-corrosion agents or degumming, agents added by the various fuel manufacturers. The amount of nitromethane in the fuel is typically about 20 percent but could be anywhere in the 10 to 40 percent range or higher.

How long can a nitro RC car run?

Generally you can get upto 7 gallons without replacing anything. However, under race conditions it’s important to replace the conrod after a gallon of fuel to prevent future damage. The sleeve can be “pinched” or resized to be ran for an additional 3 gallons.

Is Torco Nitro Fuel good?

Its good fuel but not recommended for CRE engines. It is 100% synthetic and does not offer the protection for Neals insane RPM’s.

How much fuel do nitro RC cars use?

And the answer is that a quart of 20% nitro fuel is going to give you about 2 hours of run time, a little bit more or less depending on how aggressive you are hitting the throttle. Other factors that might affect the mileage include cold weather, running too rich, and modifications to the engine and the RC car.

Can Nitro RC cars run on diesel?

And the answer is that: No, nitro RC cars cannot run the diesel that you find at a local gas station. … And there are a few reasons why: First of all, RC car engines will have a hard time igniting diesel fuel, which requires significant compression to be ignited.

How do I know if my nitro fuel is bad?

If your nitro is still as clear as the day you bought it, then 99% of the time its fine. If you see globs of gel or uneven coloring then the fuel has started to varnish and is no good anymore. Before you move it too much, check to see if anything has separated to the bottom.

Does glow fuel go bad?

If the container is absolutely airtight then the fuel will last indefinitely although I’ve heard that sunlight can affect nitro so use either a metal can or store it somewhere dark. Thank you all, The fuel i am refering to was stored in my garage for approximately 3 years.

Why is nitro fuel so expensive?

RE: Why is nitro fuel so expensive??? Because it is a specialty item, and only a select few use it. It’s not a commodity, and to be quite frank, because the manufactures can charge that, and they know you’ll pay. It probably costs them 1 dollar or so to make a gallon. It costs a bit more than a $1/gallon to make.

What can I use instead of nitro fuel?

To do your own nitro fuel, you need 3 ingredients: Pure nitromethane, methane, and castor oil. I would advise buying a gallon of nitro and methane and a small quart of castor oil. Mix these 3 ingredients, stir it, and you are good to go.

Can you run nitro fuel in your car?

There’s no valid reason to try and run straight Nitro in a regular engine that was designed for regular fuel… Engines that run on nitromethane are in the extreme performance category. They are used for racing, and not much else. They are run extremely hard for a short period of time.

Do Nitro RC cars need oil?

Because RC car engines typically run hotter or have less efficient cooling systems than RC aircraft, nitro fuel for cars usually uses castor oil or, more commonly these days, a castor oil / synthetic oil mix.

How do you store nitro fuel?

Please store your fuel in a cool place, in the dark, tightly capped. It is better if stored when the bottle is mostly full, this prevents excess moisture from going from the air in the bottle into the fuel each time you open the bottle. Do not expose your fuel to heat or sparks or static electricity.

How long is nitro fuel good for?

20 to 30 yearssolid. 20 to 30 years in storage is fine for glow fuel. Keep it sealed up good, out of the sunlight, off of a concrete floor and out of extreme temperatures and the stuff is good for seemingly forever.

Does RC nitro fuel go off?

Absolutely It does go bad. It gets gummy or watery, but it has a pretty long shelf life. You can tell when nitro gets bad when it gets thick and gummy sometimes looke like water condensing in the bottle. Rule of thumb never use it after 1 year of sitting around.