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Can I run my classic Mercedes-Benz W123 E-Class on unleaded fuel with an additive?

I am buying a 1982 Mercedes-Benz W123 200E. It is in superb condition, having only covered 99,000 miles. Would it be better to run it with unleaded fuel and add lead-type additive, or is normal unleaded okay?

Asked on 11 June 2010 by silverdemon

Answered by Dan Harrison
Everything you need to know about leaded fuel is covered here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/faq/leaded-petrol

If it hasn't been converted, you'll need to use LRP or an additive to be on the safe side.
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