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Re: leaded versus unleaded

Where do they sell leaded fuel in this country?  I have not seen it in WA
for about 10 years.

>From: Huw Powell <human@nh.ultranet.com>
>To: Tim Morgan <timm@torsen.demon.co.uk>, quattro group <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
>Subject: Re: leaded versus unleaded
>Date: Tue, Mar 09, 1999, 14:44

>> Having removed the cat from my car some months back due to the fact that
>> it had completely disintegrated internally I now find myself wondering
>> whether I can drive my car using 4-star leaded petrol, soon to be phased
>> out, instead of the super unleaded I regularly use.
>> Aside from the price difference of around 11pence per litre saving I
>> will make, is there any benefit to be gained? Or is there a reason why I
>> can't revert to leaded?
>AFAIK, the lead used to lubricate the valves or some such.  It also
>destroyed catalytics converters, so valves or the seats were
>reengineered (hardened) to accomodate unleaded fuel.
>I don't know if you will have problems with deposits or not.  
>Here in the USA the leaded fuel pump nozzles are larger so you'd have to
>modify the fule inlet hole to accomodate them.
>Huw Powell
>82 Audi Coupe; 85 Coupe GT