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

  • Published: 12 August 2019
  • 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 YouTube 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.

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Comments • 3 866

  • XP Kustomz
    XP Kustomz  4 minutes back

    I have an idea! There's these crazy guys saying you can clean a catalytic converter using Lacquer thinner!? Can you test the legitimacy?

    • Jackson J
      Jackson J  2 hours back

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      • Edward Z Norton
        Edward Z Norton  4 hours back

        so what your saying is in an emergency situation I can run my 20 year old truck on leaded fuel?

        • eror
          eror  8 hours back

          Will a weed eater run on jet fuel

          • El Turbo
            El Turbo  9 hours back

            I'd like to see a test on BG MOA if you haven't done one. I've always been curious to see if it actually works

            • Aslan Boybekov
              Aslan Boybekov  9 hours back

              Could you do gear oil in an engine for comparison? Your content is great!

              • World Wide United
                World Wide United  10 hours back

                Could you do some tests with diesel fuel? Like additives and burning rates?
                People recommend so many diesel fuel additives the only 1 I had positive results with was 2cycle motor oil mixed with diesel. 1qt/gallon

                • Abdul H
                  Abdul H  10 hours back

                  How do you not have 1m subs you are amazing

                  • Captain Moroni
                    Captain Moroni  11 hours back

                    Great video and awesome camera work while on the go-kart!!  Very high quality footage and filming.  Thank you for the video and you have a great channel!!

                    • Matthew Moriarty
                      Matthew Moriarty  11 hours back

                      Peanut butter as engine oil?

                      • Matthew Moriarty
                        Matthew Moriarty  11 hours back

                        You should try to use vodka as gasoline

                        • Matt Moorhead
                          Matt Moorhead  11 hours back

                          WOW I haven't checked your sub count for a LONG time. 690k amazing I started watching when you were under 1k in mid to late 2017. So glad this channel has taken off so well. Great work brother.

                          • Chrissy Wigim
                            Chrissy Wigim  11 hours back

                            Project Farm! Test out the best car wax. Protection, shine and anything else. Mothers, black magic. And turtle wax, to name a few!!!! Love your videos

                            • grayem pepper
                              grayem pepper  12 hours back

                              Have you still got the evaporation engine if so can you try ethanol, acetone, metholated spirits and rubbing alcohol

                              • Karl Humpel
                                Karl Humpel  13 hours back

                                I love this channel, always good stuff! Thanks for the video!!!!

                                • CJsRC
                                  CJsRC  13 hours back

                                  Though not a related product to what you normally test, how about BBQ charcoal? We all love to grill and it might help us to choose a better product. Like which types burn hotter, longer, etc. And why is there so much ash left in some brands than others, additives? Keep up the great work!

                                  • Iuri Santos
                                    Iuri Santos  13 hours back

                                    I bet you have a blast doing these videos. I was just laughing myself inside when I watched you on the go Kart.

                                    • Skylar Staudenmayer
                                      Skylar Staudenmayer  13 hours back

                                      Have you done anything like kerosene vs diesel? I'd kinda like to see the difference

                                      • Juan Serrano
                                        Juan Serrano  14 hours back

                                        Love your content!

                                      • jim armentrout
                                        jim armentrout  15 hours back

                                        It smells good to when 100LL is burned

                                      • Jordan Jordan
                                        Jordan Jordan  15 hours back

                                        I might have a video idea for you PF

                                        • Greg Kirby
                                          Greg Kirby  15 hours back

                                          Hey, I thought of this today, you tried diesel as 4-stroke oil. You should try it as 2-stroke oil! Really curious how it would do. Love your videos!

                                        • BRIAN THOMPSON
                                          BRIAN THOMPSON  16 hours back

                                          How about unleaded versus premium

                                          • Randal Armfield
                                            Randal Armfield  16 hours back

                                            Any way you could test indexing spark plugs?

                                          • mandolinman2006
                                            mandolinman2006  16 hours back

                                            What would be interesting would be to try testing wood hardeners. They claim to make the wood harder and that they restore strength to rotten wood. I'm curious if that's true.

                                          • Armiantonio Marquez
                                            Armiantonio Marquez  16 hours back

                                            I'd used it on my 98 mercury grand maquis and it gave me more mpg then regular gas
                                            Also naver happened nothing to any sensor or cats converters

                                            • Project Farm
                                              Project Farm   13 hours back

                                              Thanks for the constructive feedback

                                          • Ellenor Malik
                                            Ellenor Malik  17 hours back

                                            ketogenic vs high carb diet for a month - blood glucose results et al

                                          • Dan Parden
                                            Dan Parden  17 hours back

                                            With winter fast approaching it would be awesome to see a video on diesel anti-gel

                                          • Ellenor Malik
                                            Ellenor Malik  17 hours back

                                            Supercharge an engine to make it need ethyl

                                          • Andrew Armstrong
                                            Andrew Armstrong  17 hours back

                                            Go borrow someones 454 Chevelle or Plymouth Roadrunner and run 100LL in it compared to 93 pump gas. The lead was added so automobile manufactures could increase the compression ratios of there engines without combustion knock. I am old enough that at one time all my mowers ran on lead fuels and cleaning the spark plugs on both that and my cars were a monthly task. So redo this test by milling the cylinder heads then test the different fuels, you will be surprised by the results. I actually did the same test in 1965.

                                            • Zachary Henning
                                              Zachary Henning  17 hours back

                                              I've always wondered if those Octane fuel additives really do work and improve engine performance compared to 89/91/93 octane fuel - like the little bottles you see at a gas station or the ones sold at an Auto Parts store.

                                            • Chris Paveglio
                                              Chris Paveglio  18 hours back

                                              Lead is super bad for humans. It should be banned. Even this guys exposure is probably too much. There is no safe level of lead exposure. It never leaves your body and creates havoc at the cellular level.

                                              • Project Farm
                                                Project Farm   13 hours back

                                                Thanks for the constructive feedback! I try to be as cautious as possible.

                                            • vondeliusc
                                              vondeliusc  18 hours back

                                              100LL 'Low Lead' is lower in lead than previous aviation fuels, but it has MUCH more lead than automotive fuels. This is because the engineering of the aviation engines from the '50's, which we still use today, require the additional lubrication in the form of lead due to the continuous high power ratio that they are subjected to. Automotive engines run at peak HP infrequently, are cooler, and cruise at a partial power setting, where aircraft are generally full throttle, hotter with less cooling almost continuously. Like you said the high lead of 100 'low lead' will destroy (plug up) a catalytic automotive exhaust element. Even though the current aviation engines are fundamentally from the '50's, they are fairly bullet-proof for their mission and difficult to improve on.

                                              • vondeliusc
                                                vondeliusc  18 hours back

                                                Off topic: Someone drilled a hole in a Cessna door post installing a windshield, where a pissing stream of 100LL was shooting out about a foot onto the floor (hidden fuel line), and by the time we got it plugged there was about 3 gallons of fuel on the floor of the hangar. So the boss comes out smoking a cigarette, standing in the puddle, saying "why the hell does it smell like fuel in here" :-)

                                            • Gurdev Dhijan
                                              Gurdev Dhijan  18 hours back

                                              Run an engine on some whiskey

                                            • Tom Ocean
                                              Tom Ocean  19 hours back

                                              can it run on whisky?

                                            • Jamie Dodd
                                              Jamie Dodd  19 hours back

                                              I don't know much about it, but would 100LL Avgas work in an older car, like say from the 1950's. I don't have one, but I was told to make them run properly and for better lubrication, some people actually go out and buy "lead substitute" and add it to the gas tank. Would using the fuel that you used in this video work just as well?

                                              • Julio Gonzo
                                                Julio Gonzo  19 hours back

                                                My former boss used to run 50/50 prem/avgas in his boat. He said it picked up 5mph. Chainsaws like 100ll, he tried it in his fi Harley and it didn't like it.

                                              • mighty Benz
                                                mighty Benz  20 hours back

                                                Would you ever consider doing a drill bit comparison? We all know the suffering of sub-par drill bits with undersharpened heads and soft metal

                                              • Oscar Thorpe
                                                Oscar Thorpe  20 hours back

                                                when my sister from alabama slobs on my knob 2:36

                                              • Mandark Man
                                                Mandark Man  20 hours back

                                                Will a engine run on bug spray?

                                              • Paul
                                                Paul  20 hours back

                                                Nice haircut Man gretings from Romania !

                                              • Karthigeshan
                                                Karthigeshan  21 hours back

                                                Can you test with coolent as an engine oil...

                                              • roni 80
                                                roni 80  21 hours back

                                                Can you test which cleaner and lube is best for a motorcycle chain?

                                              • Felonious Fisherman
                                                Felonious Fisherman  21 hours back

                                                Could you compare old square nails, machined square nails and modern nails? Force to pull out the nail, force to break the nail and strength of nailed wood. Basically the same tests as your " nail and screw strength test". Like the comment if you agree!

                                              • Artistic Art
                                                Artistic Art  21 hours back

                                                Have you heard of cleaning carbon build up inside engine with water mist? The idea is you get the engine hot and while running mist water into intake. My grandfather said he did that back in the day, added a mist injector to intake post carb and drive when engine was at running temp he would turn the mist on on the highway while engine under load and sais it cleaned the engine well. I had an accidental discovery of the same thing when my head gasket blew and antifreeze got in the cylinder, when I took the engine apart that cylinder was the cleanest. I'd love to see this experiment with a see through head.

                                              • Darus_
                                                Darus_  21 hours back

                                                Awesomeness! Wish I had the time to do all these fun projects!

                                              • Andrew Lofthouse
                                                Andrew Lofthouse  22 hours back

                                                That’s amazing

                                              • Kevin Smith
                                                Kevin Smith  22 hours back

                                                Why does AVGAS still have lead?