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IRAN Petrol Urgent! 600xt

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I am driving from france to cambodia with a 600XT (2003)who works with unleaded petrol. In Iran they only offer benzin. My english and my mecanic khnowledge is not good enough to know if I can put it in my motorbike without any damages> Do you think I can put Benzin or leaded petrol? What should I ask for??
Thank you for your help. I am waiting in Tabriz with an empty tank...

Henri From france


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Normally you can drive most of fuel with normal compressed carburator XT engine.
leaded occasinally if you want, but stick to unleaded mostly.
Try one litre or two and see what the engine thinks.

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Hi the leaded petrol should be ok but it will kill you cataylast if you still have one in the pipe. Assuming your XT is not injected

The leaded may cause pinking though which is fuel detonation not fuel burn. If it pinks (you will notice then dont use it as it can blow a hole in the piston. I would try benzine the lower quqlity stuff and see how it runs. XTs have a reputation of coping with bad gas,

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Put petrol/benzine in it! what good is a bike with no petrol. You can see all the tiz taz, tic tac filling at the pump go there. Dont put diesel like the trucks use! Leaded fuel works fine, it just finishes the catalytic converter in the exhaust if you have it.
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THANK you all very much for your help and kindness. I am now in Theheran with a tank full of benzin and my moto seems to accept it pretty well.

see you next time for the next question: i am definitely bad in mecanic...
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