No lead here except in my airplane motor. The airplane motor is a 2-stroke
and doesn't "need" lead, but avgas has no water absorbing ethanol. One of
the airports I go to has ethanol free unleaded automotive gas, but it's sold
only for use in airplanes.
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On Mar 18, 2012, at 7:27 PM, <uniquelittlecars at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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.