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Lead is basically a lubricant with additional octane boosting properties for gasoline powered internal combustion engines. Engines intended to run with leaded gasoline that are provided with with unleaded gasoline instead are subject to overheating and failure. Read more about lead here:

Why Lead Used to Be Added To Gasoline

Your best bet would be to use leaded gasoline - or in the absence of a leaded gasoline source, a lead additive or substitute. Most autoparts stores sell this - and if you're not near one that does - Amazon has it:

Amazon com lead additive for gas

Good luck!

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