I have run my motor for 7 years with no lead additive.
The guy i bought my car from had it for 10 years - no lead additive.
His dad owned the from 1973 and never ran a lead additive.
I am not sure about the others in the group have experienced.
But my motor is stock and it was just taken apart for a rebuild.
The motor showed no wear on the valves , a little on the mains .
The cylinder walls were so nice they did not need to be bored out.
It was just hit lightly with a hon to clean them up.
I am running stock pistons in the motor again.
So n my opinion the additive is not needed.
If you have a street race motor you may need to harden the seats or run an
I am not sure it is even need with those motors.
I am curious how many people run a lead additive.
I know most people in my area i have talked to say it is not necessary.
--- On Sun, 3/18/12, Dean Hedin <dlh2001 at comcast.net> wrote:
From: Dean Hedin <dlh2001 at comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Fuel & Fuel Additives
To: "'stoney bennett'" <bonas420 at yahoo.com>, spridgets at autox.team.net
Date: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 3:29 PM
Choose your favorite gas, use lead substitute additive.
From: spridgets-bounces at autox.team.net
[mailto:spridgets-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of stoney bennett
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2012 10:19 PM
To: spridgets at autox.team.net
Subject: [Spridgets] Fuel & Fuel Additives
After lurking for many years on this list without a vehicle, I am happy to
that I have finally found the car I've been looking for. I recently brought
home a '62 AN6 (thought to be original/stock) and I am in the process of
figuring her out.
That said, I have two (2) questions I am hoping to get guidance on:
1) Fuel - whats the preferred fuel (octane) for a stock 948?
2) Additives - what additive (if any) do you use when refueling?
I look forward to becoming an "active" member...
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