VP RC Boat Fuel.

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Roger Hooks Jr.

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So I came across this VP boat fuel. Is anyone using this? Is it really $100 a gallon? And who's selling it? Says Glenn Quarles endorses it but can't buy it online here and can't find a dealer who sells it.
 

Buckshot

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VP Powermaster is good fuel. I currently go to the VP Regional Distribution Center in north Georgia and buy direct but I make my own. I buy VP 50/50 which is a 50:50 mix of Nitro and Methanol and just add oil. 5gal pail of 50/50 is $125 as of last month.
 

RaceMechaniX

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I also bought a 5 gallon pail of the 50/50 at my dealer. Just need to add some oil and then spike it with extra pure nitro to get it back to the right percentage.
 

SayMikey

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I run VP but have started adding 2 oz of KLOTZ and 1oz of Castor to each gallon. Dan Pralle has it and so does the LHS for same price
 

David Bryant

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How is Torco RC Marine, Nitro, fuel in comparison?
 

Daniel's Racing

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Al Hobbs

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I have been mixing my own fuel for the past 45 years. I have tried different oils and prefer Klotz Super Techniplate.

Klotz is readily available, mixes easily, and has been consistent over the years.

The problem of course is buying pure nitro. I just bought two drums of nitro at $2700 per drum delivered Montana or $54.00 per gallon.
 

Shannon Muth

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Roger,
I have been using Torco for several years and it's a very good fuel. I will add castor to a gallon for engine break-in. In my honest opinion the VP fuel is overpriced. Torco is only 14 miles from my home. If you need fuel for the Nats, I can pick up several gallons and bring it with.
 
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I use Torco fuel also. Their boat fuel has according to them, castor mixed in already.
Got mine where Shannon gets his but that is a long way away now.
 
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