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Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:27 am

Hello again and thanks for your help.

Please tell me the best fuel for my '49.

Octane 87, 89, Hi Performance?

Any lead sustitute additives I should know about?


Mike :D

Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:30 am

I use regular unleaded in Ellie-Mae - she seems to like it -- 87 Octane.

Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:35 am

Like Rudi, I run regular unleaded. I do add a few ounces of Marvel Mystery Oil to each tankful though. I suspect that's more for my benefit than the tractor's. (peace of mind)

Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:40 am


Sure wish I could get some Marvel. Have looked and called every distributor I can think of and none of them have heard of it, least of all carry it :?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:50 am

Rudi wrote:BD:

Sure wish I could get some Marvel. Have looked and called every distributor I can think of and none of them have heard of it, least of all carry it :?

Rudi, Do you have a Wal-Mart store in your area?. Thats where I buy MM-Oil.

Tue Apr 06, 2004 2:56 pm


Sure do - got two of em! Two largest in the Maritimes to boot. Unfortunately, they never heard of it either! Different supply chain.

Tue Apr 06, 2004 3:40 pm

Is it possible for me to send you some, Rudi :?: With shipping bans and tariffs the way they are, I not sure if it is possible. :roll:

Tue Apr 06, 2004 3:47 pm

Rudi,Them yokels better call corporate or the Red Bluff store and get some learnin about MM-Oil and stock it on there lube shelves. Tell`em to put a rush on it too cause you need it yesterday!!!.

I have talked to our local manager about items desired and he got them for me. Dont remember what it was now but I am sure it wasn`t my memory cause I cant find that on the shelf either.

Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:24 pm

mltiema, I use the middle grade unleaded in my cub (working tractor for the last 15 years) with no additives. I do put a can of Sea Foam in the gas once or twice a year. The reason for the middle grade rather than regular is it doesn't seem to foul the plugs as bad.

Marvel mystery oil

Tue Apr 06, 2004 9:05 pm

try any aviation supply company on-line, like wag aero or aircraft spruce

Wed Apr 07, 2004 9:59 am

I asked the Forum the same question last fall - and got the same response- at the time I was using premium unleaded mixed with BW CD-2 lead additive. I had been doing that for about 11 years and the tractor ran good; however, now I've switched to running 87 octain unleaded with no additive and found that the tractor seems to run about the same with no Ill effects. I've noticed slightly less power on hot days; but, no knocking or dieseling.


Wed Apr 07, 2004 10:22 am


I think I just might go to our Wal-Mart and knuckle onto the manager. It sure would be nice to have some commonality between US and Canadian stores.

Will let you know what happens, if I am successful then maybe other Canadian Wal-Marts will stock it

Wed Apr 07, 2004 10:25 am

Thank you, guess I'll stick with the plain unleaded.

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