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Leaded fuel

Post by HampshireCapri » Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:21 am

https://fb.watch/85pw8eW-aZ/

I didn’t know places could sell 4 star leaded fuel but this dealership is advertising it?

The post is from a year ago but assuming it’s still doing it!

Edit: Just messaged the dealership and they are still selling leaded fuel, if anyone lives in reasonable distance and fancies using the proper stuff.

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Re: Leaded fuel

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:58 am

I know that our Tom Beevers stumbled upon a filling station recently that was selling 4-Star Leaded so he filled up.!! In fact the owner of the place even posted up a photo of Toms Capri on Twitter filling up at his pump. Cant remember if its the same place as on the video but very hard to find it for sale. Tom said it was not cheap though !
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Re: Leaded fuel

Post by Mc Tool » Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:53 pm

What would the octane rating be ?
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Re: Leaded fuel

Post by Mr B » Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:27 pm

I have used that Tesco Momentum 99 stuff in the past and my car did run better on the stuff- but that was a while ago and back then it was priced half decent, fuck knows how much it costs now though ........
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Re: Leaded fuel

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:05 am

HampshireCapri wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:21 am
I didn’t know places could sell 4 star leaded fuel but this dealership is advertising it?
It's sold in such small quantities that it's allowed to be sold by garages that hold a specific license.
The FBHVC used to have a list of sites that sold 4 star, but they no longer do that. It states on their website that E5 "protection grade" fuel plus additives offers the same amount of protection for older vehicles.
https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/fuels

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Re: Leaded fuel

Post by Lord Flasheart » Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:18 am

I managed to copy the list that used to be on the historic vehicle site of garages that still sold leaded ;)


Anglo American Oil Company Ltd BH20 7QE 01929 551567
Dawson Engineering (Burley) Ltd* BH24 4EB 01425 402388
Nick’s Tyres CM15 9SB 01277 280329
Maple Garage HU11 4NA 01964 670392
Redhall Garage Ltd LE67 8HG 01530 222323
R E Mills Motor Engineers LE7 7NU 0116 230 2295
Renlut Properties Limited LL12 8DY 01978 352428
W Ganderton & Sons MK18 1AF 01280 813109
Stoke Row Garage** RG9 5QL 01491 680411
Park End Motor & Engineering Co. Ltd SE13 6TR 020 8697 2865
Esso Garage SG3 6JB
Platts of Marlow SL7 2NJ 01628 890909
H J Taylor WR12 7PL 01386 852338

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Re: Leaded fuel

Post by stevemarl » Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:08 am

Years ago there was a company which would sell you TEL to add to your petrol yourself: rather a lot of H&S info IIRC. This seems to have disappeared now, the only manufacturer in the world is apparently this company and they will only supply refiners. I thought some planes still needed to use leaded?
https://innospec.com/fuel-additives/tra ... on/octane/

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Re: Leaded fuel

Post by Noel » Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:00 am

Check out tetraboost.com. Looks like still available, and now also has ethanol treatment too.

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Re: Leaded fuel

Post by Mc Tool » Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:54 pm

stevemarl wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:08 am
Years ago there was a company which would sell you TEL to add to your petrol yourself: rather a lot of H&S info IIRC. This seems to have disappeared now, the only manufacturer in the world is apparently this company and they will only supply refiners. I thought some planes still needed to use leaded?
https://innospec.com/fuel-additives/tra ... on/octane/
Just checked and avgas here still contains lead .....so you wouldnt want to put it anything with a catalytic converter.
Down here we can get 100+ ( thats the name ) petrol ,which is 100 octane ,still unleaded , but its the ducks nuts for older hi compression car engines
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Re: Leaded fuel

Post by tejb1 » Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:25 pm

Yes, Platts of Marlow is where I went. It's a bit out of the way, but it's actually quite a nice drive. Popped in a few times now. The cost is extortionate but I go there once every year so I can live with it.

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