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Gas for 1965 Ford 2000 Petrol tractor.

schiker

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A guy asked me what gas to use in his 4 cyl gas tractor and I said I'd run ethanol free with some seafoam in it and might buy some of the Lead additives I use to see at part stores.

I googled it for others opinion and first few hits came back that the lead substitute was snake oil and a substitute anyway. So I think Seafoam would be enough top cylinder lube and gas stabilizer wouldn't it?

I remember hearing the lead helped lube the valve seats of old carburetor'ed leaded gas cars (and some of the same hits from above search seem to confirm that). Does it do anything else? Will modern unleaded gas foul out plugs of a 1965 gas tractor w/o some light oil in it like Seafoam?

My friend said he added some typical pump gas (87 octane ethanol gas) and the tractor is running rough. Does he need an octane booster or just seafoam and maybe non-ethanol.

I put Seafoam in my non-ethanol gas for lawn mowers, small engines etc, and boat. Sometimes I use Amsoil gas additive and my boat seems to runs a little better on the gas plus Amsoil (or at least I like Amsoil and think it makes a tad bit of difference).
 

btfarm

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I used to run a product called 'Valve Save' from my fuel supplier when they no longer carried leaded regular. My supplier then said it's no longer available and stopped putting it in my 300 gal overhead tank. My concern was for the 3 cylinder gas Ford 2000 and older JD lawn tractors. I've been running RUG now in everything for a good 15+ years with no issues except the carbs and fuel lines on small 2 cycle equipment. I have been putting treatment for ethanol fuel in the storage tank for the last few years and that seems to help.
 

btfarm

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All gas in Illinois is 10% ethanol. This being a huge farming state. Almost ALL diesel is B5 to B20 and has been for a good 10 years for the same reason. And I'm good with that because I'm pretty certain that has a lot to do with why the entire fuel system of my truck is still OEM and continuing to run as good as ever.
 
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