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Old 06-01-2003, 01:14   #1 (permalink)
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petrol question

Is anyone running their clevelands on PULP? If so how is it going? did you make any changes before running this fuel?

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make sure your heads have harden inserts, other wise you run the risk of burning valves and seats
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I run on synergy 8000 unless I cant get it. I spent the extra when getting my heads done and got the ULP inserts (as johnny says)
saves a lot of grief
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i have hardened seats, do i need to worry about seals drying out or something silly like that?
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only if you run out of oil !
Lead stops the valve seats from receding, seals don't get affected by it at all.
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seals will dry out with age, not because of PULP. Fill er up with the best PULP you can find and enjoy.
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I've run Optimax from day 1 with my 351 10.5:1 compression. Mine was built for PULP. 20,000k's without a since issue engines still spotless internally too.

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I find mine runs a lot better with a 50-50 mix of Avgas and Optimax, it has never been happy on straight Optimax and the engine dyno guy wouldnt run it with straight Optimax
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The older leaded heads are slower burn tech but the newer heads are of fast burn technology with ulp versions. So you'll have to run with less timing/ advance curve..With out lead which slowed the burn some..
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I have an old ZH with standard heads (no hardened inserts) and have been running on BP Ultimate for 2 years now and the car has only gotten better. However, I do put 40ml of additive each time I fill up. My other car has the inserts and I am also running BP Ultimate with no additive, all appears to be fine
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