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Post  oldguy on Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:25 am

Is sig still one of the better places to buy fuel online? Or is there cheaper places to buy fuel online?
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Post  Ken Cook on Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:48 am

Cheap is a word of days long gone. Nitro is around $65 a gallon and the oil is half that cost. And while suppliers can purchase larger quantities at a better cost, the savings isn't all that much. I just purchased a qt of nitro from our local speed shop in which he sold it to me for $13. Electrics are dominating and are nitro hobby is fading rather quickly. Therefore our fuel which was under $10 a few years back is almost triple. The shipping rules have changed and the rates have gone up to the point it in which it almost costs more for shipping than the product itself.

Ritch's brew is one source for fuel out of Texas. Stan from S&W fuels is another and probably the most competitive in price out of anyone. Brodak has fuel offerings both their version and Randy Ritch's from Ritch's brew. I'm almost positive S&W is providing Brodak's offering. VP fuels fron San Antonio Texas provides Powermaster fuel. Fitz Fuels is another source who also sells on EBAY.
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Post  andrew on Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:50 pm

I've been buying Morgan Fuels Sidewinder Race car fuel with a high nitro, low oil content (30N,10O and 20N,10O) in quarts, then blending the two along with Klotz BeNol to get the nitro/oil mixture that I want. While not inexpensive, it takes some time to burn thru a half gallon of fuel. Buying in quarts also eliminates the HazMat fees associated with gallon jugs.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:36 am

I read this post and realized that I have only 1 Quart of fuel left. I went to the SIG website and ordered 3 quarts of 35% champion fuel. Total cost was $54 dollars including shipping which was $9.95.

Not cheap, but doable.
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Post  davidll1984 on Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:12 am

horison hobby have vp fuel power master 9% oil 30% nitro good fuel with ad 11% clotz benol to get best fuel use straight castor oil automotive only not medecine oil is too light not mixing wit other quemical never use cool power or eny fuel wit sutch detergent in wil destroye con rod crank not de piston cilender it self
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Post  ticomareado on Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:39 pm

What is the best way for long term storage of glow fuel? Types of containers? Storage in unheated garages etc.?
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Post  Cribbs74 on Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:04 pm

Temperate conditions and containers that are not see through. Plastic jugs kept in the box or steel cans.
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Post  Dave P. on Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:50 pm

Light and moisture destroy glow fuel.  Keep it in as small a container as possible with as little air space as you can, seal it tightly and keep it in the dark.  I use a corner in my bedroom closet to keep it temperature controlled.  A gallon or two and couple quarts takes less space than a boot box.
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Post  Mark Boesen on Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:16 pm

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Post  andrew on Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:17 am

Mark --
At the time, Fitzfuels is showing "Out of Stock" for all fuels on the website.
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Post  Levent Suberk on Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:58 am

I place the fuel bottle in black plastic trash bag and keep it in a cabinet. I cut a rubber balloon in half, and placed it on bottle cap tightly to keep the fuel moisture proof.

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Post  Mark Boesen on Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:38 pm

andrew wrote:Mark --
At the time, Fitzfuels is showing "Out of Stock" for all fuels on the website.

Yep, i saw that, but also i was talking to him (email) a couple weeks ago and he told me 1/2a fuel sales were good?
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