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Valve seats don't see engine oil. Also, the valve seats on a NG vehicle are carbon hardened, not stock. NG will blow out stock valves in a heartbeat.
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: D8Tee
Land Rover is a great example. The Series 1 engine required lead substitute to be added to every fill up or you'd blow the engine slicker than snot. Even now in the later series engines, 100,000 miles is your "watch closely" flag to start expecting your seals and rings to go bye bye. I think the American and Japanese manufacturers have improved, and I don't know how much of the engine problems seen are actually the result of the incredibly stupid and mechanically damaging policy of adding ethanol to gas, but the old engines designed to run on gas with lead were tough old birds to kill.
originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: D8Tee
True enough..you understand my point though? to me the big problem is shotgun pellets, fishing sinkers is another problem but I don't see it to the same degree.
originally posted by: ANNED
this is anti hunter BS.
Very very few hunters leave dead carcasses with bullets still in them.
If hunter were required to bury or remove dead carcasses it would work better then banning lead bullets.
Eagles are more likely to get lead from fish that have lead weighed hooks in them.
When i hunted i would recover my bullets to see how well they expanded.
Bald Eagles Life History and Conservation Success
The Bald Eagle's recovery is an American success story. It no longer needs the protection of the Endangered Species Act because its population is protected, healthy, and growing. Here are some facts about the bald eagle and its journey to recovery.
Between the early 1980's and 2000, most States conducted annual bald eagle surveys. Since then, many states recognized that annual surveys were no longer necessary. That is why you will not see annual data after 2000.
Chart and Table of Bald Eagle Breeding Pairs in Lower 48 States
Why the Bald Eagle almost went extinct in this country
Habitat was lost when virgin forests were cleared
Animals that eagles eat (like shorebirds and ducks) also declined because of overhunting
Eagles were shot because they were thought to threaten livestock
DDT, an insecticide with widespread use, built up in adult eagles and caused them to lay thin-shelled eggs that cracked before the chicks could hatch.
What we did to bring the Bald Eagle back
We banned DDT
We prohibited killing of eagles
We improved water quality in many of our lakes and rivers
We protected nest sites
We restored eagles back to areas where they had been eliminated
What do you gun owners and hunters think?
Is there any situation which any type of regulation on bullets or guns would you be on board with? For example, if the bold eagle, the symbol of the U.S., would be in in jeopardy of extinction by being killed by proxy?
Do alternative bullets that are safe for other scanvengers cost too much?
...how is that unreasonable or 2nd amendment right to bear arms means no condition exists for any regulations to any degree?
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Natas0114
If the lead was that big a problem, then we'd be getting it from the fish we eat out of those systems in amounts big enough that we wouldn't be allowed to eat the fish out of those waters which is not the case in most waterways in the country. There are few rivers and such where you can't eat what you catch and that's mostly only fish over a certain size and of a certain types.