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Old 09-04-2010, 11:49 AM
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You are right, sorry for that. I had just (mis)read that paper, I have never tried it in my automobile either.
I have, but it was a pain in the *** mixing my fuel for my daily driver in cans. I saw excellent results in my old 96 Bonneville. But mixing fuel in 5 gallon cans every week is not my bag. You have to experiment with the ratio to find what your engine wants, and that takes time because you have to try at least two tanks full every time. Othewise your mix is tainted from whats left in the tank.

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Old 09-04-2010, 01:27 PM
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I have, but it was a pain in the *** mixing my fuel for my daily driver in cans. I saw excellent results in my old 96 Bonneville. But mixing fuel in 5 gallon cans every week is not my bag. You have to experiment with the ratio to find what your engine wants, and that takes time because you have to try at least two tanks full every time. Othewise your mix is tainted from whats left in the tank.

"I saw excellent results in my old 96 Bonneville."

Really? that is awesome.. It doesn't seem like that small a mix would do anything much but I guess it must then! I live and breath two stroke smoke, so I am used to premix stuff so for me it would be no biggie. That is very encouraging to me that you saw good results with it!

I will have to try it on my trip to tennesee.
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:35 PM
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I wouldn't use 100 low lead in a street car. If someone catches you you will have a nice sized fine to pay.
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:30 PM
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You mean test your gasolene like they do with the dyed diesel? I doubt it but maybe, they do put dye in the av fuel I think
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It makes the exhaust fumes smell different when you use leaded gasoline.
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:35 PM
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100LL avgas is tinted blue. The average person wouldn't notice the difference, but if a trained law enforcement person saw it, he/she would know immediately. And yes, it smells different, both going in and coming out. As a 40-year pilot, I have to say... "I love the smell of avgas in the morning... it's the smell of flying!!"... or a sneaky hot-rodder!
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100LL avgas is tinted blue. The average person wouldn't notice the difference, but if a trained law enforcement person saw it, he/she would know immediately. And yes, it smells different, both going in and coming out. As a 40-year pilot, I have to say... "I love the smell of avgas in the morning... it's the smell of flying!!"... or a sneaky hot-rodder!

Man that car in your avatar looks friggin' amazing.. I love it

You really drive that thing?
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As a 40-year pilot, I have to say... "I love the smell of avgas in the morning...
I'm the same way about racing gas.

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As a kid, I'd roll down the window hoping for a whiff of the sweet-smelling high test going into the tank (close that window back there! What- are you crazy breathing that stuff? lol).

What I smell when I pump gas today would have stopped me in my tracks back then- the swill today smells like old, stale "good" gas. A whole generation that will never know what Sunoco 260 is supposed to smell like...
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Man that car in your avatar looks friggin' amazing.. I love it You really drive that thing?
Hell yes I drive it!! That's what I built it for!!

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Nice.. Thanks for the pic. Looks like it would be a blast to drive.. Cool man
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