1. Gromyko

    Gromyko Newbie

    Hello guys :)

    I have been doing some research on the maintinence of a Trabant, as I'm beginning to close in on finally importing one to the states myself. I have heard from somewhere that one should use a lead additive for a Trabant - the fuel from when it was produced having lead - but can anyone here actually confirm that they use lead additive in their Trabant 601's fuel? Does it actually make any difference? Is it even necessary?

    Thanks,
  2. mbeamish

    mbeamish Loyal Comrade

    It is unnecessary a trabant is two stroke and the engine has no valves so no lead/additives needed
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  3. RogerDerSchrauber

    RogerDerSchrauber Premium Member Forum Donor

    The Trabant is about as simple and uncomplicated a car as you can get. Follow the owner's manual and the maintenance schedule religiously, and your car will run great, esp. with no lead.
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  4. A Spooky Ghost

    A Spooky Ghost Loyal Comrade

    Yep, since no valves- no need for some squishy lead. The 2 cycle oil does more than enough. I imagine lead gas would make some weird deposits too....
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