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1948 Custom 8 fuel
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Hi, I just purchased a 1948 Packard Custom 8 and my knowledge about classic cars is limited. I read previous posts on the what fuel to use and it seems each year is different. I wondering what is fuel that best suit my car from gas stations? The previous owner told me only leaded fuel.

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Posted on: 2020/10/26 11:31
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Good Morning...We have a 1949 Packard Deluxe, with the 288 engine. We use the normal unleaded 87 octane fuel in her and have for over eight years...the old girl runs just fine on it...We also keep Marvel Mystery Oil in the fuel, mixed to the instructions on the bottle. We do drive our Packard at least once a week, year around here in the Arizona Desert. It means she is running on fresh fuel and all her gaskets stay nice and moist. Your 1948 will be really happy if you drive her weekly. Ernie in Arizona

Posted on: 2020/10/26 11:52
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Re: 1948 Custom 8 fuel
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Agree with Ernie--just regular pump gas will be fine. Marvel is not a bad idea but I don't bother. You will only need leaded fuel if you plan on towing a heavy trailer in the mountains. Ernie is also correct that driving the car regularly is the cheapest and most effective maintenance.

Posted on: 2020/10/26 16:53
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G'day Haider,
to PackardInfo, and I invite you to include your '48 Custom Eight in the Packard Owner's Registry.

Posted on: 2020/10/26 18:04
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[url=http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/registry/View.php?ID=49 ]'38 Eight Sed
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Thank you all for providing me with the information I need, fulfilling my inquiries, and welcoming me.
It is a great car and I will be working on exploring it more.

Posted on: 2020/10/27 17:34
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for including your '48 Custom Eight Touring Sedan in the Packard Owner's Registry. Looking good!

Posted on: 2020/10/27 20:37
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