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A10 JWO

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Which Fuel ?
« on: 28 April, 2018, 16:59:20 »
It is getting close to that time that I hope to fire up my A65 total restoration, bought the engine oil today and will fit all the new oil pipes tomorrow. I will put half a pint of oil down the push rod tubes and hand crank it over to get it circulating. It crossed my mind that I have not considered what fuel or lead supplements I should use. Although my engine is low mileage I don't want to spoil all the hard work and money I have thrown at it. I ran my A10 on basic green fuel till I sold it and never had any short term problems. Any advice would be useful, thanks.

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Re: Which Fuel ?
« Reply #1 on: 28 April, 2018, 17:09:37 »
I have run my A65 on super unleaded for the past 5 years with no ill effects. I know its more expensive than standard unleaded but it has a higher Octane rating so suits the 9.5:1 compression better. Also, some makes like Esso didnt used to and still may not use ethanol in this grade so less chance of gumming up etc.
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Re: Which Fuel ?
« Reply #2 on: 28 April, 2018, 17:38:32 »
Thanks for that, not worried about fuel expense, just spent a few on the bike. Was thinking about valve seats but don't want to gum up the pilot holes with sticky additives.

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Re: Which Fuel ?
« Reply #3 on: 28 April, 2018, 22:06:06 »
super unleaded will be your best bet .