E10 fuel on its way

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E10 fuel on its way

Post by mjknight71 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:02 am

Should we be worried?

Will it be 'just' more fuel hose issues or are the head and valve implications too?

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Re: E10 fuel on its way

Post by JonnyCJ » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:54 pm

E10 contains up to 10% ethanol. A lot of peeps on here use this stuff which is 100% ethanol friendly. https://m.vwaircooledworks.co.uk/Fuel-H ... tails.html

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Re: E10 fuel on its way

Post by DOUGAL » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:34 pm

I don't know but when I used E10 in France earlier this year the bus didn't seem to like it that much. However it could have been another problem as I broke down on the way back which turned out to be a spark problem.

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Post by vwJim » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:47 pm

I don't know about the implications for the heads, but as the % increases they'll be more carb issues as the ethanol isn't friendly to carb internals.
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Re: E10 fuel on its way

Post by Dougie » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:00 pm

I know it's more expensive, but isn't the super unleaded a bit more carb and fuel line friendly?
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Re: E10 fuel on its way

Post by splitscreensteve » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:22 pm

The super unleaded burns at a higher temperature, so I`m unsure of the implications for our cylinder heads long term.
Supermarket fuels tend to have a different mix of additives to the big companies and we have lots of issues with this.
What the long term effects of the higher ethanol content will have, especially on the fuel line internals, only time will tell.
If we believe the fuel companies hype, then there won`t be any issues. Don`t believe it for a second!
As Jim says, carb internals will probably suffer first.
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Re: E10 fuel on its way

Post by JonnyCJ » Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:08 pm

Google ethanol free fuel stations near me and you’ll get a list of petrol stations that have a no ethanol option.

Apparently there are also additives available to reduce ethanol separation http://www.fuelsystemguide.com/what-is- ... treatment/


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Re: E10 fuel on its way

Post by mjknight71 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:18 pm

Looks like we may have to wait and see

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