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E10 Petrol

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I had a news article pop up on my phone stating that the current petrol sold at the moment (E5), will in a few years change to a type named E10.

Apparently current petrol grades in the UK contain up to 5% bioethanol, known as E5. The proposed E10 fuel increases the share of the renewable energy made using crops, to 10%.

Problem being it stated, that some older vehicles cannot run on it, so my first thoughts were, how will my 1.9 1990 DG cope with that, i'm guessing it wont?

I thought there might be a few posts on here about it but can't see anything. I guess, assuming petrol T25s cannot run on this fuel, that modified replacement engines will start to materialise over the course of time. I guess the topic will gradually be mentioned on here by owners who are worried.

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Here I was thinking the government where trying to turn us away from Diesel engines :?

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There was an article in the GEM breakdown cover mag covering E10 and it's effects on engines and not just in classic's.
They seemed think there would be quite a few adverse effects not just fuel lines breaking down as we know happens in our VW's with E5. But E10 attacking fuel tanks, carbs and engine seals in general. There were other parts of the engine mentioned but I can't remember them all.
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Hello,

Replace your old rubber petrol hoses everywhere, including above the petrol tank
with silicone type from Brickwerks or similar.

We have been running E10 at 95 RON or 98 RON in Europe since 2002,

Never been a problem... :wink:

Cordialement,

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Re: E10 Petrol

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sarran1955 wrote:Hello,

Replace your old rubber petrol hoses everywhere, including above the petrol tank
with silicone type from Brickwerks or similar.

We have been running E10 at 95 RON or 98 RON in Europe since 2002,

Never been a problem... :wink:

Cordialement,

:ok
Hi thankfully did them all when I bought the old girl 2 years ago

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Post by Elsaetka »

Thanks Sarran, that's good info and reassuring.
Mine has new up to date fuel lines however not right on top of the tank. That said, the tank on mine needs replacing so will sort everything in one fix. :ok :D

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