Bad VP fuel?

38special
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4/19/2024 4:39pm

Man, that's bad.

Tough luck for the guys who drop $15+ per gallon on this stuff, all in the name of "quality" and "consistency" versus pump gas.  If this stuff ruined my motor, I'd be all over VP to cover damages.

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4/19/2024 5:27pm

So what other race gas brands/blends are people using in place of the sketchy VP fuels??

Rickyisms
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4/19/2024 7:05pm Edited Date/Time 4/19/2024 7:06pm
So what other race gas brands/blends are people using in place of the sketchy VP fuels??

So what other race gas brands/blends are people using in place of the sketchy VP fuels??

We’ve used Sunoco 110 out of a local pump for 20 years in everything from a CR125 to a super late model stock car. The only fuel related issue I’ve ever had was in 2020 when I bought a 5 gal pail of VP110 and my bike cut out and died leading a harescramble, drained the tank to tear it down and had water in my fuel. Local VP rep was cool and helped me out with money, but the VP 110 is about 30% more expensive than Sunoco for me and cost me a race. Never bothered to touch it again. 

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4/19/2024 11:22pm

Lovely… I ran two gallons of mrx02 before I saw the updated list…

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5/6/2024 9:04pm

Kiddo blew a new 65 mod motor at 2 hours this weekend on a bad batch of u4.4.   Can see it was detonating on the exhaust side of the piston crown, somehow cracked the rod main bearing cage, drew the shrapnel up through a transfer port and devoured the jug, piston and head…  cylinder was just plated by US Chrome, new piston and crank - everything mic’d perfectly…  I’ve built a bunch of these motors and never had a failure.  Bad fuel is the only thing that makes sense.   

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