Unleaded fuel

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Rob 400e
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Unleaded fuel

Post by Rob 400e » 29th June 2018 - 5:59pm

Hi when I purchased my 411 last summer I asked the previous owner if I could run the car on unleaded fuel. He said it was ok due to this type of vehicle being designed for the American market, and they had introduced unleaded. Is this fact or fiction???

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sparkywig
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Re: Unleaded fuel

Post by sparkywig » 29th June 2018 - 8:17pm

All VW air-cooled engines produced after August 1967 can run on unleaded fuel with no modification.

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Re: Unleaded fuel

Post by Rob 400e » 30th June 2018 - 8:28am

VW eh!! There you go, no end to their forward thinking. Cheers for the reply.

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Re: Unleaded fuel

Post by Editor » 8th July 2018 - 1:35pm

They reckon older ones are unlikely to have a problem due to the lead impregnated on the seats over many years. They run hotter than water-cooled heads anyway, so use hardened inserts.
Dave.

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