Wild Bill's Corvette & Hi-Performance Center
59.4 grams of Tetraethyllead (TEL) or 21.97 grams of LEAD (Pb) per gallon
No matter how you look at it, Octane Supreme is the answer to today's high performance leaded fuel needs. The following are a few perspectives on how OS excels over the competition in every area. Don't settle for inferior octane boosters or lead substitutes when you can use OS for less money.
OCTANE / BLEND CHART
RECOMMENDED STARTING AMOUNT USING 93 OCTANE UNLEADED FUEL
APPROXIMATE MEASURES R+M/2 METHOD
Independent testing results supplied by Kemco
Muscle Cars - Classic Cars
Light Trucks - Race Cars
Heavy Duty Trucks Prior to 1985
Marine Inboard - Outboard Gas Engines
Farm, Lawn and Garden Equipment
If you own one of the above,
Thank you for choosing the
ONLY Gasoline Lead Additive
on the Market Today !
Do Not Settle For Substitutes
Give Your Engine A Future
Guaranteed Valve Protection
Add Back Tetraethyl Lead
� High Octane
� Engine Life
Accept NO Substitutes!
In 1919, C.F. Kettering and T. Midgley, Jr. began a systematic search into the cause and prevention of engine knock. They determined that knock could be suppressed by chemical additives to motor fuel. Some 143 knock suppressers were tested. The most remarkable and effective antiknock compound was tetraethyl lead (TEL). Even to this date, after thousands of preparations have been tested, extensive research has failed to turn up any other antiknock compound with the effectiveness of tetraethyl lead for its one-two punch of antiknock or octane boost, and lubrication of valve seats and valve stems.
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency conducted a joint research project that cost nearly a million dollars to determine the "Effect of Low Levels of Lead and Alternative Additives on Engines Designed to Operate on Leaded Gasoline." The summary report was sent to the President and Congress in 1987. It stated that "...no additives have been identified that are perfect substitutes for lead" There are over 70 years of unmatched research, experience and performance with lead in gasoline NOTHING WORKS LIKE LEAD!
The octane number assigned to a motor fuel is a measure of its resistance to premature detonation. The higher the number the less it will "knock" or self detonate. Two reference fuels are used to determine the "knock" or octane number. One is isooctane and is very "knock" resistant. In testing it is given the octane number "100". N-heptane is the other reference fuel because it "knocks" excessively. It is given the test number of "O". When you purchase a motor fuel that has an octane number of "90", it performs like a blend of 90% isooctane and 10% N-heptane.
There are two kinds of "knock" tests commonly used. One is when a test engine is at "rest" and is called "Research" octane number and is referred to as "R". The other is when a test engine is under stress as though you were driving with a load or "motoring" down a highway. It is referred to as "M/2". To satisfy "rest" and "motoring" conditions you simply average or add both together and divide by 2, hence the reference of R+M/2. This averaged number the buyer sees when he pulls into the service station.
Gasoline is a varying blend of, among other things, motor alkylate, naphthalenes or reformate, and aromatics. One gasoline may have a blend stock of up to 50% alkylate whereas another gasoline may have only 10% alkylate. There can even be a difference in batches from the same manufacturer. In general, the higher the alkylate content of the base gas, the better effect TEL has as an antiknock agent or octane booster. Because of these differences, the antiknock or octane response of a particular gasoline to tetraethyl lead may vary.
Even though the octane response may vary, what may be as or more important but is much less obvious or well known to the general public is that the lubricating effect of TEL on the valve seats and stems remains the same. The same EPA report mentioned earlier indicates that the minimum amount of lead required to provide enough lubrication to prevent damage to valve seats in the operation of engines designed for leaded gasoline is 0.1 grams per gallon. In this same report one of the EPA's test engines running on unleaded fuel had to be shut down because of engine damage after only 71 hours of operation. Some experts testified to the EPA that there should be two to three times more lead to provide needed protection. Some gasoline's in the 60's and 70's had as much as 4 full grams of lead per gallon. The maximum amount of lead now allowed by the EPA to be dispensed out of a nozzle to a consumer is 0.1 grams of lead per gallon. There is 40 times less lead now in gasoline than was present in some gasoline's in the past. Rich Koziowski, EPA enforcement chief was quoted in "Oil Week" (November 7, 1988) stating that "No Federal Law prevents consumers from adding after-market lead to gasoline in any concentration." Individuals are free to add as much lead as necessary to meet their individual needs. Even if there were no octane increase from the use of tetraethyl lead, there is significant need for its internal engine lubrication. In the Federal Register, Vol. 53, No. 195, Friday, October 7, 1988, the availability of the above EPA report Published. As a part of the summary of the report it states that, "The USDA commented the EPA should (1) not ban lead gasoline; (2) take steps necessary to assure that companies continue to sell leaded gasoline�..; (3) require a range of 0.10 - 0.15 grams of lead in each gallon of leaded gasoline.�."
HAZARDOUS INGREDIENT INFORMATION
Proprietary mixture that may contain any or all of the following:
with comments about this web site.