View Full Version : Unleaded or Leaded Gas or Both?

11-16-2005, 05:01 PM
Here in South Africa we get unleaded gas and leaded gas.
I'm getting a 01 X-Star with the 330hp LTR engine.
Is it able to run on both?


11-16-2005, 05:09 PM
Unleaded only.

88 PS190
11-16-2005, 05:11 PM
The states haven't had leaded gas for ages. Pollutes like hell. If your gas isn't very good be sure to keep an eye on the fuel filters and screens, because they will plug up, as will the fuel water seperator. If you keep an eye on it you should be fine.

Lead = polluted water = reproductive harm, dead fish, and lead poisoning.

11-20-2005, 03:56 PM
leaded gasoline was a requirement on most pre-1970 production engines to maintain valve and valve seat life. since then, stelite or other hardened valve seats have been used to allow the safe use of non-leaded fuel. Stick with un-leaded, and concentrate on octane ratings to get the best preformance from your lt1.

11-24-2005, 03:56 PM
You can safely run LEADED gasoline in your engine. It maynot be good for the environment, but since your boat does not have catalytic converters (like a car does), you will harm nothing in your engine by running leaded fuel.

If you don't care about the tiny environmental impact, run which ever fuel costs less and meets the octane requirements for you engine. If you do care about the almost un-measurable environmental impact, run unleaded.

11-24-2005, 06:54 PM
Storm, you stand the risk of getting attacked by environmentalists...

Didn't you see "Category 7" :o

11-24-2005, 07:34 PM
kinda off topic, but how much is your fuel down there?

Workin' 4 Toys
11-24-2005, 09:13 PM
Storm, you stand the risk of getting attacked by environmentalists...

Didn't you see "Category 7" :o

Using fuel in general will get you attacked by the "tree huggers". Let alone leaded or non.....;)