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Old 07-08-1999, 07:39 PM
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From January 1st. 2000 the government in the U.K. has banned the sale of leaded fuel. I have a 1987 190e 2.3 16v that has a sticker inside the gas flap that says "LEADED FUEL". Can I run my car on unleaded fuel? If not what do I do? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-08-1999, 10:06 PM
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I think that Mercedes used very hard valve seats anyway. You will be fine, if not, all that is done is a valve job with hardened seats. The only thing the lead does is lube the top end. As a tech in the Us, this is what I have heard for I have never seen leaded fuel with the exception of race and aviation fuel! My whole life has been with unleaded fuel and it is fine.

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Old 07-08-1999, 10:15 PM
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When Mercedes made changes for unleaded fuel back in the 70s they changed all of the valve & valve seat material for all versions of cars, so don't worry.
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