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Post  samiam on January 15th 2012, 8:19 pm

I was wondering about Q16. in my pulls class, Methane or alcohal fuels are not allowed,, will Q16 get me disqualified ?
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Re: Q16

Post  richter69 on January 15th 2012, 8:26 pm

Its got unicorn tears and the sweat from Chuck Norris' balls in it............. Razz



Its an oxygenated fuel, to my knowledge it does not contain nitro or methanol, they should be able to tell you if its legal or not, if I ran gas this would be the stuff I would run though.............
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Post  bbf-falcon on January 15th 2012, 8:35 pm

Different pulling associations have different rules according to where you pull,but my friend is allowed to use it here. It really works Shocked

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Post  Barney on January 15th 2012, 9:04 pm

We run Q16 in a few. If your class allows it and you have the compression it will be worth some power.
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Post  samiam on January 15th 2012, 9:20 pm

13.75 comp. .. is that enough ?
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Re: Q16

Post  whatbumper on January 15th 2012, 9:26 pm

It doesn't have alky or methane. It does contain MTBE.

And of course the sweat from Chuck Norris's balls. lol!

We run it with great success. Only gas we will use, now if only they would let us switch to alky (what a weight savings on a boosted car).


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Post  rmcomprandy on January 15th 2012, 9:28 pm

samiam wrote:I was wondering about Q16. in my pulls class, Methane or alcohal fuels are not allowed,, will Q16 get me disqualified ?

NO ... the oxygenate in Q16 is MTBE.
The fuel representative at the last Engine Masters Contest was very sure about that.

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Post  KY JELLY on January 15th 2012, 9:30 pm

Tertiary-butyl methyl ether is the oxygenating agent also known as mtbe it is made from a chemical reaction of methanol and isobutylene. Q16 is good stuff , but I don't understand why so many rules are out there outlawing methanol just don't make sense.
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Post  rmcomprandy on January 15th 2012, 9:33 pm

KY JELLY wrote:Tertiary-butyl methyl ether is the oxygenating agent also known as mtbe it is made from a chemical reaction of methanol and isobutylene. Q16 is good stuff , but I don't understand why so many rules are out there outlawing methanol just don't make sense.

That compound is NOT an alcohol of any kind.
WATER is not classified as oxygen or hydrogen either.

EDIT: this was merely to inform so as not to "muddy the waters" about this fuel


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Post  samiam on January 15th 2012, 10:27 pm

Now while were at, I read a few post's that said it was best to flush your system out when done running, whats the real scoop ?
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Post  rmcomprandy on January 15th 2012, 10:58 pm

samiam wrote:Now while were at, I read a few post's that said it was best to flush your system out when done running, whats the real scoop ?

Draining your system of Q16 after use is for keeping the integrity of the fuel as the oxygenate can evaporate if subjected to atmosphere for extended periods of time.
It has nothing to do with hurting the fuel system.

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Post  whatbumper on January 15th 2012, 11:44 pm

we drain it out just to save the fuel like stated above. of course our motor is 9.5:1 so we just put some pump gas in to drive around at the house.

the only bad parts about the stuff that I know of are it cost a lot and smells & taste (you will know what I mean the first time you pour it) like the worst thing ever. lol!

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Post  KY JELLY on January 16th 2012, 8:27 am

rmcomprandy wrote:
KY JELLY wrote:Tertiary-butyl methyl ether is the oxygenating agent also known as mtbe it is made from a chemical reaction of methanol and isobutylene. Q16 is good stuff , but I don't understand why so many rules are out there outlawing methanol just don't make sense.

That compound is NOT an alcohol of any kind.
WATER is not classified as oxygen or hydrogen either.

I did not say it was an alcohol , methanol is a chemical it is not an alcohol it is only given that slang term because old timers called it wood alcohol because it is distilled. Methanol is no more an alcohol than mtbe is .

Water is what it is and composed of what it is .
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Post  yellowhorse7 on January 16th 2012, 10:22 am

It contains large amounts of magic and mystery.
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Post  bbf-falcon on January 16th 2012, 10:41 am

Will it corrode your Alum. carb parts or reg. in any way if left there for long periods of time?

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Post  Barney on January 16th 2012, 10:45 am

yellowhorse7 wrote:It contains large amounts of magic and mystery.
Shannanigans
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Post  dfree383 on January 16th 2012, 10:48 am

VP and others even make better stuff.... only problem is the $$$$.
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Post  whatbumper on January 16th 2012, 11:13 am

bbf-falcon wrote:Will it corrode your Alum. carb parts or reg. in any way if left there for long periods of time?

been running it for 3 years with zero signs of any damage.

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Post  rmcomprandy on January 16th 2012, 11:13 am

bbf-falcon wrote:Will it corrode your Alum. carb parts or reg. in any way if left there for long periods of time?

No more than pump gas with oxygenate as part of it.

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Post  bigblok2000ranger on January 16th 2012, 3:08 pm

My engine builder says 35-40hp and mine is not gonna be much higher compression than you have so I am running it, I could see how some classes would not allow it though.
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Post  John Myrick on January 16th 2012, 3:55 pm

What is the optimal compression ratio for the use of methanol ?
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Post  richter69 on January 16th 2012, 4:23 pm

I've used it as low as 9.5-1, it seems the lower comp stuff gets a better "kick" from it, but more comp = more power.
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Post  John Myrick on January 16th 2012, 4:56 pm

richter69 wrote:I've used it as low as 9.5-1, it seems the lower comp stuff gets a better "kick" from it, but more comp = more power.

The things that make ya go hmmmmmmmmm

Thanks for the info
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Post  jasonf on January 16th 2012, 5:25 pm

Its got unicorn tears and the sweat from Chuck Norris' balls in it.............

Now that is funny as shit.



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Post  samiam on January 16th 2012, 7:20 pm

Thanks for all the imput. when the new season starts I will try it out.................
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