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Re: To lead or not?

Subject: Re: To lead or not?
From: (Denise Thorpe)
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 95 10:46:14 PDT
Tom asked:

> As a new owner of an old MG, I have been adding lead substitute to my gas (no 
> real lead in it, cheap Walmart stuff - can't remember the brand name off 
> Do I really not need to do this?  If not, why does Victoria British sell this 
> "No lead head"?  What do you other guys do?

I've heard all of the horror stories about running unleaded gas in an old
car and I decided to wait for a problem to occur before doing anything
about it.  You know, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.  I'm still waiting.
I've been using the same head on my `67 B since `79.  The only work that's 
been done to it was having the valves ground and the seats cut in '87 which 
was 70K miles ago.  So I've been running a stock head on my B for the 130K 
miles that I've put on it (230K total) and I've never burnt a valve or a 
seat or lost a drop of oil from the top end.  Don't worry, be happy.

Denise Thorpe

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