Mogas vs. 100LL?

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  1. Aug 13, 2019 #101

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    We have mixed Swift fuel with mogas several times and then went racing ... full throttle for over 30 minutes. No known ill effects.
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    Just been advised there is a phenom called "valve seat recession" that is a by product of running the leaded fuel in an auto engine. About a 20% chance of it happening.
     
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    That’s good. I’m just regurgitating what the Swift fuel guys were saying at an IA conference. Maybe at the time they were being cautious.

    Valve seat recession is when running an engine intended for lead fuel is run with unleaded. I have never heard of it the other way. On an old engine that lead has been pounded into the seats for years tend to tolerate unleaded fuel without damage.
     
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    I must have gotten it backwards.

    Just found 93UL Ethanol free gasoline, about a mile from my house. The price? $7.00/gallon.
     
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    In Denver, ethanol free premium unleaded price is similar to 100LL price. And it is 91. can't get 93 here. I live near Bandimere speedway, the Mobil station has 100UL (pump marked as racing fuel) No price on the pump.
     
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    No price...must be free!
     

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