Lead Substitute

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adam_knox
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Lead Substitute

Post by adam_knox » Thu Aug 3rd, 2006 11:17

Hey gang, out of curiousity, what happens if we neglect to add lead additive to the tanks? The guy at the store said my car probably doesn't need it because the pistons are already hard :?: In any case, I add it, but I'm just curious in case I do find myself without a bottle in the trunk! Hate to destroy the engine on one fill-up! :( :wink:

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Post by Johnny_S » Sat Mar 10th, 2007 8:49

Not necessary to add lead to these flat-head engine. They were built originally with hardened seats so the lead additive is not needed. I doubt if it hurts in the short run. Don't know about buildup in the long run.

ARNIE
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Re: Lead Substitute

Post by ARNIE » Sun Jul 11th, 2010 1:34

DO YOU MEAN YOU GAT BUILD UP FASTER WITH THE LEAD ADDITIVE OR WITHOUT IT .I TOO USE THE ADDITIVE IF IT IS NOT DOING ANYGOOD I WILL STOP ADDING IT
:? ARNIE

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Re: Lead Substitute

Post by Johnny_S » Sun Jul 11th, 2010 9:29

It's a waste of your money. You don't need to add the lead additive at all.

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