ok to use unleaded gas in 1960 volvo 544? which octane to use

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Asked by Aug 13, 2017 at 02:37 PM

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newly purchased 1960 volvo 544 wondering what type of gas to use and
octane

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A 1960 model will likely not have hardened valve seats. Unleaded fuel is really hard on the old style valve seats. I would either have it converted or run a lead substitute with the fuel.

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thanks. i thought so. have any idea which octane i should use?

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Unknown, but I would think just plain old regular unleaded available in your area would be the best place to start. If you hear any pinging step up to premium.

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