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LEAD REPLACEMENT PETROL GUIDE

Pre-1986 cars that can use Unleaded or Premium Unleaded Petrol

Audi  |  BMW  |  Chrysler  |  Daihatsu  |  Daimler  |  Datsun  |  Ford  |  Holden  
Jaguar  |  Mazda  |  Mercedes-Benz  |  Mitsubishi  |  Nissan  |  Peugot   
Renault  |  Rover  |  Subaru  |  Suzuki  |  Toyota  |  Volvo

The following pre-1986 cars can use Unleaded or Premium Unleaded Petrol.  Other pre-1986 cars should use Premium petrol plus a Lead Replacement additive available from most service stations.


Make and Model Production Dates Series/Engine Comments
(Engine Capacity)
       
Audi
Passat/Audi-80   FS 1.6L
Passat/Audi-80   YN 1.6L
Passat/Audi-80   YP 1.6L
Audi-80 5+5/Audi-100   WE 2.1L
       
BMW
Premium Unleaded      
320 Sept 1975-Aug 1977 4 Cylinder  
320i Oct 1975-March 1978 4 Cylinder  
       
Chrysler (see Mitsubishi/Chrysler)
       
Daihatsu
Charade G10, G11 - CB20, CB22  
Delta Truck V67, V68 1985 onwards 3Y  
Handi L55 August 1980 onwards AB30  
Handivan L55V January 1981 onwards AB30  
Handivan L60V 1982 onwards AD10  
Hi-Jet S60, S65, S70 1978 onwards -  
Hi-Jet S76 1984 onwards -  
Rocky F80, F85 1984 onwards 3YE, 3Y  
F10 Soft Top 4WD September 1974 onwards FE  
F10 Van 4WD February 1977 onwards FE  
L38 Sedan March 1970 onwards ZM  
S38 Van February 1972 onwards ZM  
S40 Van May 1976 onwards AB20  
       
Daimler (see Jaguar/Daimler)
       
Datsun (see Nissan)
       
Ford
Courier June 1983 onwards - 2.0 L
Econovan March 1984 onwards   1.0 L
Laser/Meteor June 1984 onwards Except Laser Sport and Meteor with high performance engines -  
Spectron March 1984 onwards - 1.0 L
Telstar June 1984 onwards TX5 -
       
Holden
Astra 1984 onwards LB 1.5 L
Drover 1985 onwards QB (manual) 1.3 L
Gemini 1975-1985 TX, TC, TD, TE, TF, TG 1.6 L
Gemini 1985 onwards RB 1.5 L
Jackaroo 1981 onwards UBS (manual) 2.0 L, 2.3 L
Rodeo 1980 onwards KB (manual) 1.6 L
Rodeo 1982 onwards KB (manual) 1.8 L
Rodeo 1983 onwards KB (manual) 2.0 L
Rodeo 1985 onwards KB (manual) 2.3 L
Scurry 1985 onwards NB 1.0 L
Shuttle 1982 onwards WFR (manual) 1.8 L
       
Jaguar & Daimler
Premium Unleaded      
XJS, Sovereign & Daimler 1968-1986 6 cylinder 4.2 L
  1975-1981 V12 5.3 L
  1981-1989 V12 HE 5.3 L
XJS HE 1975-1981 V12 5.3 L
  1981-1989 V12 HE 5.3 L
If required, timing modifications within manufacturer's specifications are to be carried out by Jaguar franchised dealers only.
       
Mazda
RX -2, RX-3, RX-4, RX-5 All vehicles - -
RX-7 1979 onwards - -
929 1983 onwards Exept fuel injection -
929 Wagon 1982 onwards - -
626 1983 onwards - -
323 1983 onwards Except SS series -
323 Wagon 1983 onwards - -
B2000 1982 onwards - -
E1800/E2000 1984 onwards - -
       
Mercedes-Benz
For Australian specification vehicles only, imported through Mercedes-Benz Australia.
Note: Mercedes-Benz cars manufactured before July 1976 will NOT operate on unleaded petrol
380 September 1981 onwards SE/SEL saloon 3.8 L
    SEC coupe  
    SL roadster  
230 February 1984 onwards E saloon 2.3 L
    TE station wagon  
280 May 1978 to March 1982 SE/SEL saloon W116 2.8 L
    SE/SEL saloon W126  
    E saloon W123  
    CE coupe W123  
    TE station wagon W123  
450 July 1976 onwards SE/SEL saloon W116 4.5 L
    SL/SLC Coupe W107 4.5 L
    SEL 6.9 W116 6.9 L
       
Mitsubishi/Chrysler
Mitsubishi      
Canter 1972-1974 - 2.4 L
Canter 1979-1983 FC 2.6 L
Canter 1984-1985 FC 2.6 L
Colt 1979-1981 RA 1.4 L
Colt 1982-1983 RB 1.4 L, 1.6 L
Colt 1984-1985 RC 1.4 L, 1.6 L
Cordia 1983 - 1.6 L
Cordia 1984 AA 1.6 L
Scorpion 1979-1983 - 2.6 L
Scorpion 1984-1985 - 2.6 L
Sigma 1980-1981 GH 1.6 L, 2.6 L
Sigma 1982-1983 CJ 1.6 L, 2.6 L
Signma 1984 CK 1.6 L, 2.6 L
Express 1979-1983 L200 1.6 L
Express 1980-1983 L300 1.6 L
Express 1983 L300 1.8 L
Express 1984 L300 SD 1.8 L
Express 1984-1985 L200, L300 1.6 L
Pajero 1983 - 2.6 L
Pajero 1984-1985 - 2.6 L
Pajero LWB 1984-1985 - 2.6 L
       
Chrysler
Galant 1970-1971 GA, A51 1.3 L
Galant 1972-1976 GB, GC, GD 1.4 L
Galant 1971 GA 1.5L
Galant 1972-1976 GB, GC, GD 1.6 L
Lancer 1974-1979 - 1.2 L, 1.4 L, 1.6 L
Scorpion 1978-1980 - 2.6 L
Sigma 1977-1980 GE 1.6 L, 1.8 L
Sigma 1979-1980 GE 2.6 L
       
Nissan/Datsun
Bluebird 1981-Sept 1983 L20B (no EAI) 2.0 L
Cabstar   Z20, Z22 2.0 L, 2.2 L
Gazelle   CA20E 2.0 L
Half Tonne Ute   A12 1.2 L
Patrol   L28 2.8 L
Prairie   E15 1.5 L
Pulsar Van   E13 1.3 L
Pulsar Sedan   E15 1.5 L
Pulsar Hatch   E13, E15 1.3 L, 1.5 L
Pulsar ET Hatchback   E15 ET 1.5 L
Skyline   L24E 2.4 L
Stanza   L16 1.6 L
Sunny   A12 1.2 L
Urvan   Z20 2.0 L
Vanette   A15 1.5 L
120Y   A12 1.2 L
200B   L20B 2.0 L
280C   L28E fuel injection 2.8 L
280ZX   L28E fuel injection 2.8 L
300C   VG30E 3.0 L
300ZX   VG30E 3.0 L
720   L18, Z22 1.8 L, 2.2 L
       
Peugot
Premium Unleaded      
604   -  
505   GR/SR  
505   STI  
505   GTI  
505   Executive  
       
Renault
Premium Unleaded      
Fuego all models    
       
Rover
3500   SDI -
Quintet   - -
Range Rover   8.13:1 compression ratio -
Land Rover   V8 series 3, 8.12:1 compression ration -
       
Subaru
1800 Sedan & S/Wagon 1980-1984 EA81  
1800 L Series 1985 EA82 with carburettor  
MV Brumby 1985 EA81  
Sherpa 700 1982-1985 EK42  
Premium Unleaded      
1800 1985 EA82 XT Vortex, Turbo, fuel-injected  
       
Suzuki
Alto 1985-1988 CA71V, CA91V -
Carry 1973-1985 L50, L60, ST10, ST20, ST80, ST90  
Hatch 1980-1984 SS40V, SS80V 540cc, 800cc
LJ Series 4WD 1972-1981 LJ20, LJ50, LJ80, LJ81 -
Mighty Boy 1985-1987 SS40T -
Sierra 1981-1986 SJ40, SJ41, SJ40T 1.0 L
Sierra 1984-1986 SJ50, SJ51, SJ51T -
Stockman 4WD 1972-1981 LJ20, LJ50, LJ80, LJ81 -
Swift 1984-1986 AA41V, AA41S 1.0L
    AA51V, AA51S, AB51S 1.3 L
       
Toyota
Caution - some listed Toyota vehicles may require engine adjustment to enable operation on regular unleaded petrol. Any queries should be directed to Toyota or an authorised Toyota dealer.
Celica TA20 Series 1972-1977 2T Jan. 1972 build onwards
Celica RA60 1981-1983 21R-C -
Corolla KE1#/2# 1966-1974 K, 3K, 2K-H -
Corolla KE38/55 1974-1981 3K-C -
Corolla KE 70 1981-1984 4K-C -
Corona RT133 1979-1983 21R-C -
Corona MK2, MX13, MX23 1976-1977 4M -
Cressida MX32, MX36 1977-1980 4M -
Cressida MX62 1980-1983 5M-E (Up to Engine Number - 5M-3429546) -
Crown MS65 1971-1976 4M -
Crown MS83, MS85 1977-1980 4M -
Crown MS111, MS112 1977-1983 5M-E (Up to Engine Number - 5M-3429546)  
T18 Liftback TE 72 1979-1983 3T-C -
       
Commercials      
Hiace YH50/60/70 1982-1985 2Y-C, 3Y-C -
Liteace KM20 1979-1985 4K, 4K-C -
Liteace KM36 1985 5K-C -
Coaster Bus RB11 1977-1982 20R -
Coaster Bus RB20 1982 onwards 22R -
Hilux YN57/60/65 1982-1985 3Y, 3Y-C -
Hilux YN55 1982-1985 1Y-C, 2Y-C -
Hilux YN57/60/65 1982-1985 4Y, 4Y-C -
Tarago YR20 1982-1984 2Y-C -
Tarago YR21 1984-1985 3Y-C -
Land Cruiser FJ62/70/73/75 1980-1985 3F -
Land Cruiser RJ70 1984-1985 22R-C -
Land Cruiser FJ40/45/55 1977 onwards if first sold in NSW 2F -
  1979 onwards elsewhere    
Dyna YU60 1984 onwards 3Y -
       
Premium Unleaded      
Celica SA63 1983-1985 2S-C -
Celica RA65 1984-1985 22R-C -
Corolla AE71/80/82 and Sprinter AE86 1981-1985 2A-C/4A-C Manual/Trans Premium ULP: Standard timing 5° at 900 rpm
      Regular ULP: Modified timing 0° at 900 rpm
    Auto/Trans Regular ULP: Standard timing 0°
Corona ST141 1983-1985 2S-C -
Corona RT142 1983-1985 22R-E -
Camry SV11 1983-1985 2S-E -
Cressida MX62 1983-1985 5M-E (from Engine Number 5M-3429547) Premium ULP: Standard timing 16° Regular ULP: Modified timing 14° at 950 rpm
Crown MS123 1983-1985 5M-E (from Engine Number 5M-3429547) Premium ULP: Standard timing 16° Regular ULP: Modified timing 14° at 950 rpm
Liteace YM21 1979-1985 2Y-C Premium ULP: Standard timing 8° Regular ULP: Modified timing 4° at 850 rpm
Supra MA61 1983-1985 5M-E Premium ULP: Standard timing 16° Regular ULP: Modified timing 14° at 950 rpm
Tercel AL25 1983-1985 3A-C Premium ULP: Standard timing 7° Regular ULP: Modified timing 2° at 900 rpm
       
Volvo
Premium Unleaded      
244/245 1975-1979 carburettor  
244/245 1975-1979 fuel injected  
264/265 1975-1978 fuel injected  

 
 

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