I thought they stopped making leaded gasoline, and you could only get lead in your gasoline by adding additives.I have been told lead is bad for two-strokes, fouls the plug. Temperature issue? Course it can foul the plugs in my Lycoming too,
It can foul a less than perfectly running 2 stroke's plug quite quickly, that is true, emphasis on the less than perfect running.I have been told lead is bad for two-strokes, fouls the plug. Temperature issue? Course it can foul the plugs in my Lycoming too,
Very bad idea to use gas to clean anything. I had 10 gallons explode in my face. You can not tell this happened to me today. I am ever so lucky to not be burned from my head to my waist. I was not wearing a shirt and the doctor said if I would have been wearing a shirt I would have lost all my skin when they took the shirt off. Now I use diesel fuel to clean parts or did when I worked.I thought they stopped making leaded gasoline, and you could only get lead in your gasoline by adding additives.
Lead is some pretty nasty stuff:
Gasoline itself is some pretty nasty stuff. It is absorbed right through your skin almost like it wasn't there. Don't try to wash it off, you soften up your skin even more porous then, let it evaporate off (smells bad). I found out how nasty it was when brazing the pinholes on my motorcycle gastank... gasoline would get through some of those smallest holes where water would say um no way, not even under pressure. Finally I resorted to $$$ silver solder.
Considering how mechanics degreased parts in the past in gasoline and painters used gasoline to clean paint brushes with enamel paint when they didn't have paint thinner around... and you have a recipe for disaster getting all over people's hands. Considering how much gasoline I've gotten on my hands just fixing !@#$% leaking fuel lines... I'm glad the lead is gone. I used some gas in some enamel paint today to stretch it out...
Aside: I wish all engines had a compression release valves like on diesel engines. Those are the bomb. Most of our batteries are pretty old (pushing 5-7 years) and marginally able to turn over an engine on a good day... and not everything we have can be push started.
2 strokes hard at work culling the population...
Rotax Rick who has built over 950 Rotaxs and who Builds the 92-94hp 670's with a 450hr TBO last I knew, use's Amsoil Interceptor at 40:1 Premix in just 91 Octane.I am running amsoil interceptor 50/50 into 100LL (ROTAX 582) (Just overhauled).
What are you guys running?