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Old May 03, 2003, 03:01 AM
OldSchool
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How bad is castor oil in the fuel? (spelling approximate)


Where I live, there is very limited access to "real" heli fuel. I can
get Byron's with a synthetic-castor oil blend, but a pure synthetic
oil fuel would have to be special ordered, with a big jump in price.

My understanding is that castor gums up the engine with time, but that
the fuel runs O.K. Is there a way to clean the engine periodically to
compensate? Should I just plan on getting a new engine every 20
gallons? Or do I need to quit being so cheap and buy the good stuff?

Thanks!