Converting engine to run on leaded fuel

Discussion in 'Alternative Fuel Forum' started by 19dapeotter, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. 19dapeotter

    19dapeotter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I was wondering if it’s possible to convert a Koehler 7000 series to run on leaded gas? It doesn’t have any O2 sensors or catalytic converters so I don’t see any reason why it should hurt the engine.
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Silver Member
    from NWI....
    Messages: 2,208

    Where you getting leaded gas from
     
  3. River

    River LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Wisconsin
    Messages: 2,428

    How did you obtain leaded gas?
     
  4. 19dapeotter

    19dapeotter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    There is a gas station that has 100 octane race gas. They also sell 110. Also there is an airport with 100 LL.
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Silver Member
    from NWI....
    Messages: 2,208

    Dont see the point
     
  6. CorkyE

    CorkyE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    Huge waste of money there, stick with what the engine manufacturer has recommended:

    Clean, fresh, unleaded gasoline
    Octane rating of 87 (R+M)/2 or higher.

    Research Octane Number (RON) 90 octane
    minimum.

    Gasoline up to 10% ethyl alcohol, 90%
    unleaded is acceptable.

    Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) and
    unleaded gasoline blend (max 15% MTBE by
    volume) are approved.
     
  7. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,372

    don't be scared of ethanol gas man. i've been running it for decades without any fuel related problems.
     

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