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Lead Substitute 7 years 9 months ago #23143

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I have been runnning lead substitute in my 62 Homelite. Should I continue? I guess it wouldn't hurt. What do you think? :laugh:
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Re:Lead Substitute 7 years 9 months ago #23176

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I just looked into this recently, Chevron did a study since we've been without lead for sometime and found most prehardseat engines running unleaded had no problems. If the engine was pushed to it's limit all the time then the problems arose.

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Dick Johnson

1989 16ft Sylvan

'57 Evinrude 18 (finally found a decent one)
'58 Johnson 5.5
'72 Johnson 6.0
'61 Homelite
'64 Johnson 18
'65 Homelite 55
'66 Homelite 55
'68 Bearcat 55 (3)
'70 Bearcat 55 (2)
'71 Bearcat 85 (Sold)

Re:Lead Substitute 7 years 9 months ago #23237

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I still have some left. So I'm going to continue to use it. As long as I can still get the lead substitute I'm going to keep using it on my Homelite. I don't know how many hours is on this motor. I didn't do a total overhaul on it.
I normally just cruise around at low RPMS. It's on my pontoon. But once in awhile I will run her full tilt so I figure the additive won't hurt. :laugh:
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Re:Lead Substitute 7 years 9 months ago #23255

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Dick Johnson

1989 16ft Sylvan

'57 Evinrude 18 (finally found a decent one)
'58 Johnson 5.5
'72 Johnson 6.0
'61 Homelite
'64 Johnson 18
'65 Homelite 55
'66 Homelite 55
'68 Bearcat 55 (3)
'70 Bearcat 55 (2)
'71 Bearcat 85 (Sold)

Re:Lead Substitute 7 years 8 months ago #23275

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Dick,
I checked out the site. Good reading.
Thanks for info.
Happy Homeliting :cheer:

PS. Enlarge that photo. It is an eagle in front of my summer place in Mich. U.P. on Lake Michigan.
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Re:Lead Substitute 7 years 8 months ago #23295

I have worked on cars all my life and never figured out what the lead in gas was suppose to lub the valve seat or the stem.
Anybody know for sure?.
Mike aka pathfinderz1

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Re:Lead Substitute 7 years 8 months ago #23296

well I read the artcal and answered my own questiong. so now I know.
Mike aka pathfinderz1

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