Is Leaded Fuel better than Unleaded? Let's find out!

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    Is leaded fuel better as than unleaded gasoline? 100 octane low lead aviation fuel (100LL avgas) is tested in several engines: Wankel rotary, see through piston engine, fuel injected generator, small engine for lead build up, and Predator 212 for top speed performance. A special thanks to Matt from the Warped Perception US-new channel for loaning his rotary engine to me! Please check out his channel. His videos are absolutely amazing!!! Also, thanks to all the viewers that requested this video. Thank you very much for supporting the channel by watching the commercials and through Patreon support. www.patreon.com/projectfarm
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    Published on 10 days ago

    Comments

    1. Michael Stewart

      Even as an general aviation A&P leaded fuels are pointless and largely result in wasted time cleaning spark plugs for pilots who don’t understand peak richness.

    2. Nails Wood

      Looking at that aviation SDS and I wonder of which cancers you are at higher risk?

    3. Carl W.

      I would like to see you test the claim that Marvel Mystery oil added to gas increases engine life by improved lubricity of piston rings in cylinders. MMO should reduce friction. Use your bearing test fixture with gasoline and MMO at the recommended level.

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    4. ToughAncientSpark

      Didn't you do this before?

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you. I tested Jet Fuel, but not Avgas.

    5. Steffen Dhonau

      Could you try run an engine on ed's red? It's for gun cleaning mixture of ATF kerosene terpentine and acetone.

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    6. Redston_1

      Kitchen and skin oils vs 10w-30. Like vegetable, olive, coconut, etc.

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    7. ww3sabiture

      i can for a fact say 100LL is better then most fuels found at a gas station due to the fact it has almost no water its also got no ethenal and stays good much longer. we winterize everything with the stuff and it never fails to start next spring

      1. Project Farm

        Great point! Thank you

    8. ziaride

      I wouldn't say leaded fuel is better but not running it in engines that were designed for it can be a problem. Valve seat recession on 70's and 80's BMWs from running unleaded for example is a well known issue that can only be solved by expensive procedure of replacing valve seats.

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you

    9. Mike Chrysler

      Great video as always. Keep them coming.

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you

    10. Shanna H

      Step 1. Go to Google Step 2. Search this keyword: 123moviesdaily Step 3. Enjoy! Is Leaded Fuel better than Unleaded? Let's find out! It makes me wonder if that was the intention for man, to chase sticks and ducks, to name animals, to create families, and to keep looking back at God to feed off his pleasure at our pleasure. My father will hunt you for taking his power if he finds out,” he said into the frigid dark. “And kill you for learning how to wield it.” “He can get in line,” was all I said. They say you came back different. Came back wrong.” A crow’s laugh. “I never bother to tell them I think you came back right.

    11. Pnoid News

      So after watching I wanna say I love your channel first. Second, you gotta force more air in with higher octane. And let it breath out better. The exhaust will act as a choke on the back side building up just enough pressure to limit gains.

      1. Project Farm

        Great suggestion! Thank you

    12. 600bubba

      I run 100ll in my 2stroke motorized bike but wonder if you can see what a stock 2 stroke engine kit would do on nitrous

      1. 600bubba

        Project Farm zedamotorsports.com makes the best engine kits imo on my red bike I have his super stock r race engine it easily will do 50+mph

      2. Project Farm

        Thank you!

    13. jozsab1

      Could you do a test what is the effect of oxigen enriched air intake ? Maybe pure oxigen ? Would the efficiency go up ? Would the engine be stronger ? How much more would it cost to mix air intake with oxigen ?

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    14. Numer1Polak

      I run it in my yz250 2 stroke dirtbike as a cheap alternative to racegas, as so do a lot of people that dont wanna run expensive racegas in their old beater bikes.

      1. Project Farm

        Great point!

    15. Joshua Hale

      Could you please try some of the coolant leak products

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    16. Louis-Philippe St-Jean

      Some people with modern diesel engines (common rail) put 2 stroke oil or atf in a 200:1 ratio on their tank because ultra low sulfur fuel is supposedly lacking of lubricity for the pump and injectors. It would be interesting to see on the lubricity tester how normal diesel and diesel with different lubricants or additives makes difference or not. Thank you!

      1. Project Farm

        Great test idea! Thank you

    17. Felthry

      I'm surprised you can still even get leaded gasoline.

      1. juanito506

        That's only for GA reciprocating piston aircraft (Piper, Cessna, Beechcraft, etc.)

    18. bill bares

      Leaded gas is a higher octane than unleaded

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you!

    19. William McDermott

      You should do a fuel comparison between "top tier" fuels to see which one is the best, most cost effective, cleanest, ect..

    20. Adventures in mopeding

      Have you ever heard of the fuel stable called PRI-G you could do a video comparing different fuel stabilization products. That one also claims to restore fuel. You could also test that. Keep the good videos coming.

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    21. R1 Powersports

      Project idea: I saw a video where waste plastic was turned back into oil by heating/melting the plastic and venting the exhaust through a water bath. Wonder if you could use this oil as fuel? Great videos! Keep it up!

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    22. Kim Bergeron

      YOur videos keep getting better and better. This shows that 100LL has a LOT more lead than lead-free (I know this SHOULD be obvious, but talk to the average person) I especially like how when you give a piece of data you give the before also (REALLY LIKE THIS!). Once again, thanks.

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you!

    23. James Kelly

      Great drone shots!

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you!

    24. Texas Buzzard

      Super cool video and clips. I’ve been running avgas in my small engines for the last 8 yrs, so I was really interested in the results. I feel like this video needed a conclusion... after watching I don’t know.. that was a lot of lead build up

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you!

    25. 8hour

      Great, cheap and very stable for high compression drag racing engines!!!

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you

    26. chauncey williams

      Hope you didn't breathe that lead fuel exhaust

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you. I always wear a respirator

    27. Cory Savage

      I just want to say great work on the video. I hope that you had a lo of fun making the video. I never heard of this type a fuel before. I would like to see you try testing table saw blades to see if brands makes a difference or not. As always I am looking forward to the new video that is coming out on Monday again. I would just like to say one last thing take care in' till next time!

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you very much!!

    28. Jay Aldridge

      Awesome video.

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you

    29. Warlordzero1

      What we do not realize is the amount of ENERGY in the see through cylinder head quite amazing thank you for your hard work.

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you!

    30. Ntrain1919

      Can you test Redline fuel system cleaner? Maybe compare it to ones you already have tested like Marvel and Seafoam?

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    31. Justin Wallace

      The lead is not good for the 4 stroke engines. Todays 100LL contains far more lead than car gas ever did. About 4X as much. I run it in my two strokes, and generator due to the long storage life. Rated at 5 years for aviation use, shelf-life is more like 10 years.

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you

    32. Greg Huth

      #Suggestion - I had a guy tell me that the often used starting fluid is dangerous: "A fire hazard." He suggested using WD40, saying it was every bit as good. I am interested. Thanks.

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    33. Tony Ray

      Good time to say "Get the lead out " !!!!

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you

    34. Element of Kindness

      Your expertise is needed! Duracell is claiming their new Optimum alkaline batteries have "more life in some devices, and more power in others." (always followed by an asterisk with no defining data, other than to say "compared to regular copper top batteries.) It sounds like BS to me, and needs to be tested whether there is more watt-hours of energy at a given current, AND if a higher current can be drawn at a given voltage.

      1. Project Farm

        Great video idea! Thank you

    35. Mr Fix It Mercedes Benz

      If you don't mind. I would like to say. then lead in gasoline main purpose is to coat the exhaust seat so the the valves don't wipe out the seat, Second unleaded fuel is only used on engines that have hardened valve seats , Testing of gasoline is done on the RON / MON Single cylinder adjustable compression engines , hence at the pump you will see. R+M/2. this means RON samples plus MON samples divides by 2 gives you a octane number . Most gasoline engines can run on 66 octane but under load will knock . just some FYI. info on unleaded & leaded gasoline

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you

    36. Sara Llewellyn

      I was curious: Trimmer cord is very specific in its diameter: .065,.080, .095, .105 etc. There's something else out there that you can get in those exact diameters: Piano wire, which is extraordinarily strong, durable, and flexible. ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_wire ) The tensile strength of one popular brand of piano wire is listed as 2620-2930 MPa. By comparison, the tensile strength of a human bone is only 130. Wouldn't recommend exposing your fingers to this while it's on a trimmer. I was wondering if it would be better (or possible) to use piano wire for trimming?

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    37. Sfer Tonoc

      A video on various oil weights going through a coffee filter or a sieve at different temps would be interesting to see if those 0w 5w oils are really necessary for the new cars or if 10w would be fine with it

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    38. Edward Teach

      Blackbeard would like to see a spark plug comparison video if that’s possible

      1. Project Farm

        Great test idea! Thank you

    39. Kirin Sim

      Any video regarding fuel addictive test?

      1. Project Farm

        I have tested Techron, Seafoam, Marvel Mystery Oil, and Amsoil PI.

    40. RedeemlessKills

      Thanks for making these awesomely weird videos! Keep up the amazing work!

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you

    41. Richard Heinen

      Has nothing to do with this subject, but if you haven’t already done this, can you test 15w40 oils? I’d really like to see shell rotella and cenpeco in the line up. Thanks for all you do!!!

      1. Project Farm

        Not yet. Thank you for the video idea!

    42. Jor - D

      Video idea maybe. Which gas station has the best top tier gas? BP, Chevron, Conoco, Costco, Exxon, Holiday, Kwik Trip, Mobil, Shell, Sinclair, Texaco. I wonder if b.p really does have the best gas to use with their "invigorate" or if they all aren't noticeably different. I do know If a fuel company can prove that their gas has additives and detergents that keep residue from building up on valves or in the combustion chamber, then they are qualified to call themselves a "top-tier" gasoline supplier. And for some reason ford recommends B.P.

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    43. Mike Mason

      Can i come work for you? 😀 I can stay in my RV. 1986 Allegro Bay that I've kept well maintained. (You may not experiment on it )

    44. John Smith

      Idea what’s better steel toed shoes/boots or composite toe?

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    45. Alex Wayman

      Use two cycle fuel With no oil in the motor and see if it will lubricate this on the wall

      1. Alex Wayman

        Project Farm think we can see that on the next video

      2. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    46. Jared Copeland

      Awesome! I actually asked about this! Great video!

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you

    47. Ivor Abernethy

      I love the channel, just a bit bummed we dont have the selection you guys have have compared to N Ireland! Would consider testing the claims of glues, like gorilla, or their ability to adhere underwater?

      1. Project Farm

        Great suggestion. Thank you

    48. Andrew Carter

      Can you test to see if vegetable oil can be used as hydraulic fluid

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    49. rickrazORR

      Try 85% Absinth as fuel.

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    50. patrick craft

      Hey ProjectFarm. I cant find a way to send you a message. But i recently got a new vehicle, an 06, but still great condition. Id like to keep it looking its best and im wondering about best waxing products. Maybe you could do a video series of different waxes and tests to show the best product

      1. Project Farm

        Great video idea! Thank you

    51. The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo.

      For fuck sakes, lead is right in the title. No you fucking dummies lead anything is not good.

    52. Pedro Perez

      Have you done a thread repair durability test? Read about people using JB weld to repair threads, loctite form a thread etc.

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    53. kyarakll4os7

      Hello. Can you do a video on concrete anchor adhesive for threaded bolts?

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    54. PcItalian

      Would testing different stud finders be a potential video in the future? There are so many and I really just wanna save myself extra work by not going into plumbing and electrical

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    55. Caden James

      I have 2 suggestions will a engine run on linseed oil and will drain opener clean a engine

      1. Project Farm

        Thanks for the constructive feedback

    56. Davis Claypool

      VP racing gas vs sunoco racing gas

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    57. Gabrielius Urbikas

      Try testing a wooden piston in a lawnmower

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    58. redneck 1137

      Can you take a jar of gasoline and a jar of diesel and a jar of kerosene and put pieces of rusty metal in three of the jars and see what's one takes off rust faster or works better

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    59. Tony Cole

      I ran a 1990 BMW 525i on avgas for 9 years before I sold it, i did turbo charge it in SA , it developed way more power, ran and idled a heap better the exhaust burned a lovely cream colour and it never missed a beat, no sensor or cat problems it was in SA car magazine and on testing extensively, blew the M5 off very satisfyingly , I would line up amongst Cessna aircraft and fill the tank with this excellent smelling green fuel, which average around 119 octane , leaded back then in Cape Town SA, the only difficulty was the fuel dispensed at a much higher rate,so filling was quick and messy, great days

    60. Twobarpsi

      Led Zeppelins are better than unleaded ones...

    61. Jtto Bingodingo

      Got 1 for ya. ratchet straps Lord knows some are better than others, strap seems to last, ratchet, not so much. Cheers :) :) :)

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    62. boutcha

      Look at all these subs. Been here from the start and can say....I told you so. Great job growing your subs! I remember when everything used leaded gas. My grandpa used it even after the made the tank fuel fill neck downsized, he hammer and punched it open and this was in the day of Service Stations. They'd warn him it was illegal but would still fill his tank. They stopped selling it before catalytic converters were ever installed. According to him that old Ford station wagon that he ran leaded gas in turned the odometer over so many times he swore that he thought it was over 700,000 miles. I believe it because he pulled a old small camper and traveled a lot, I mran a lot.

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you very much! 700,000 miles is very impressive!

    63. 4WHEELN 4FUN

      how about holding power for velcro products. there are many kinds and i often wonder which is the best and then i think, this sounds like a job for project farm!

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    64. Steven Dx

      Lets dust ourselves with DDT as bug repellant while we are at it? Any fuel not burned will be sprayed into the air you breathe. Peanut Butter and Lead paint chips for lunch too? Who cares if it is more efficient?

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you!

    65. Ed Mertsching

      Would you be willing to test if graphite would lubricate an engine? I'm rather doubtful of the outcome.

      1. Ed Mertsching

        You're welcome.

      2. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    66. Brendan Early

      Should have cones for a marker of where you start wot and let off for consistency. And accurately getting g top speed

      1. Project Farm

        Great point. Thank you

    67. Leland Holton

      100LL is energy dense. It’s intended to be used at specific engine speeds. Beyond it being 100 octane and low lead it isn’t a stable fuel at higher rpm because of its burn characteristics. It also has a pretty specific oxygen content in it because it’s operated in lower density atmospheres than standard fuel.

      1. JoeCool

        100LL or AvGas is more stable and will not vaporise as easily as moGas(motor) so avgas will not make vapor lock when a rapid depressurisation happen like when changing altitude rapidly or at high altitude.

      2. Project Farm

        Great information! Thank you

    68. Andy Wohlgemuth

      Test to see what toilet paper brand will break down the best for septic systems.

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    69. LOST CREEK ATVs

      Will you do a comparison between ps-4 polaris oil 5w-50 vs Ams oil atv UTV oil 5w-50

      1. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!

    70. Coby Mortin

      Can you use hand sanitizer in a 2 stroke cue it uses the alcohol and what's left is a liquid would it work

      1. Coby Mortin

        @Project Farm I got the ide from burning handsanitizer for my mini steam engine in stead of the fuel pellets it's much cleaner

      2. Project Farm

        Thank you for the video idea!