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Offline buffermop

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lead substitute in ethenol gas
« on: August 01, 2008, 12:23:54 PM »
Does anyone know if it is safe to add a lead substitute to an older 2 stroke motor with this ethanol gas? ???

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Re: lead substitute in ethenol gas
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2008, 01:30:59 PM »
I pray you are talking about E10.  Nothing really needed.... you could add a touch more oil to the fuel. 

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The lead in older gasoline lubricated the valves and the 2 stroke does not have valves.  The oil/gas mix lubricates the cylinders and bottom end.
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Re: lead substitute in ethenol gas
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2008, 03:18:14 AM »
You don't need to add lead substitutes to your fuel.