Monthly Archives: November 2015

Valve Seat Replacement for Unleaded Conversion

It’s time for major works again, and this time it’s all about giving up the additives. By replacing the valve seats with hardened metal, Murphy can at last run on unleaded fuel without the need for additives. Whilst I still favour higher octane fuel, e.g. Shell VPower, as this seems to run not only smoother, but also more efficiently, it does bring me a saving on running costs too.

The local company commissioned by Church Garage did a sterling job on this for a very reasonable cost, and I was very happy indeed with the results.

Whilst at it, the engine internals had a thorough clean out, and also gave the opportunity to really inspect things, which once cleaned up, was in fine shape. I hope this engine will give me many more years of good running!