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Are you using Ethos in your RC51? Why not?

Are you using Ethos in your RC51?
Why not? Because it's not available on the market, and you probably don't know about it.

For lubrication, Ethos has far more lubricity than Mobil 1. As a matter of fact, it is so slick, you can't put it in your oil because your wet clutch won't work anymore. Think about that for a second. If it is THAT slick, why aren't we using it?

From what I have learned, Ethos is a made up of esters (which makes Mobile 1 oil so good). Mobile 1 oil has maybe 3-5% esters in it. Ethos has 100%. Why would you bother buying Mobile 1 then?

I once put a quart of Ethos in a Race prepped GSX-R and it revved like a two stroke motor. Then I found out about the friction plates. Rutrow. I then figured out that if you apply Ethos to heads and piston tops, you get what you are after: considerably less friction, and that meant a cooler running motor that is more durable. It also meant more horsepower. I have put Ethos in every machine I have and have seen what it can do. It is the most amazing lubricant on this planet. I would say maybe 100 times as slick as Lucas. So why aren't we all running Ethos in our RC51's? Because it's not on the market. Unless you know where to get some.

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I think you answered your own question before you even asked it.

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For lubrication, Ethos has far more lubricity than Mobil 1. As a matter of fact, it is so slick, you can't put it in your oil because your wet clutch won't work anymore. Think about that for a second. If it is THAT slick, why aren't we using it?

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These aren't jet engines, as much as some may think they are.



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I think you answered your own question before you even asked it.
Exactly what I was thinking. :what: lmbo

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These aren't jet engines, as much as some may think they are.
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These aren't jet engines, as much as some may think they are.
Guess that's why it works so well on Saab's, below is a article I pulled from the web:

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When we were introduced to Ethos Fuel Reformulator in October of 2006, our family car was 2000 Saab 9-5 with a 3.0 liter turbocharged V6. This vehicle is rated (new EPA guidelines) at 16 city and 24 hwy, but consistently got 18 miles per gallon in our daily commute, and 29 miles per gallon on the freeway. We treated the oil and gas with Ethos FR, and within two tanks of gas, the vehicle began averaging 22 mpg in commuter traffic, and 31 mpg on the highway. We also noticed improvements in the ease with which the vehicle started, the engine noise level, and the overall performance as well. Our experience has convinced us that the product WORKS, and that operating a vehicle without Ethos in the oil and fuel causes needless engine wear, and wastes gas. From a cost standpoint, the choice is clear: It costs more NOT to use the product than to use it."

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Guess that's why it works so well on Saab's, below is a article I pulled from the web:

"Personal Commentary:
When we were introduced to Ethos Fuel Reformulator in October of 2006, our family car was 2000 Saab 9-5 with a 3.0 liter turbocharged V6. This vehicle is rated (new EPA guidelines) at 16 city and 24 hwy, but consistently got 18 miles per gallon in our daily commute, and 29 miles per gallon on the freeway. We treated the oil and gas with Ethos FR, and within two tanks of gas, the vehicle began averaging 22 mpg in commuter traffic, and 31 mpg on the highway. We also noticed improvements in the ease with which the vehicle started, the engine noise level, and the overall performance as well. Our experience has convinced us that the product WORKS, and that operating a vehicle without Ethos in the oil and fuel causes needless engine wear, and wastes gas. From a cost standpoint, the choice is clear: It costs more NOT to use the product than to use it."

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I had a friend who drove his own 18 wheeler and decided to use the Ethos. When it came down to having a engine tear down, the mechanic was totally amazed. Almost no wear, and no carbon build up at all.

I would agree too that it costs more NOT to use Ethos than to use it and for many good reasons.

So, you can't put it in your oil because of the friction plates, but you CAN apply it to the heads (where wear and tear happens). Also, I sprayed a liberal amount right down into my intakes, and put a good amount in the fuel tank. Doing this makes the Ethos coat the piston tops/rings and piston walls where the friction happens. Doing this you can't have a smoother running RC. I can testify to that.

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Well, so far this stuff sounds good, but with a wet clutch system, it's a moot point, right?
Unless you put it in your gas?

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Right jondog, the easiest method is just running it in your fuel tank. This also serves to clean the injectors....AND (believe it or not) increase you octane level (really). Plus it removes the carbon build up. How can you beat that? Oh yeah...AND get better fuel mileage (which any RC can use). Seems to be a no brainer.

I had a Toyota and was moving and pulling a 16' trailer loaded down for 1,000 miles. It was really hot and my transmission overheated (big time). I put about 4 ounces in the transmission and guess what? 70 mph, 100 degrees and NO more overheating the entire way. This stuff is incredible.

I also put Ethos on my chain, and it stays on the chain, because it "coats the chain".

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