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Shindles
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New ethanol fuel

Post by Shindles » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:01 am

Will I need to use additives to my fuel once the new Ethanol-based fuel arrives in filling stations?

pruyter
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Location: The Netherlands

Re: New ethanol fuel

Post by pruyter » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:00 pm

Here in the Netherlands we already have this terrible fuel (10% Ethanol) since july 2019. You certainly must not use this fuel in your Tiger!
One possibility is using additives, but another posibility is using BP Ultimate which has at least overhere 0% Ethanol. The same regards Shell V-power.
The octane rate of this both fuels is higher than normal (98!).

Regards,

Peter

garyf
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Re: New ethanol fuel

Post by garyf » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:52 pm

Most Fuel sold in the UK is stated as containing up to 5% Ethanol now, even some of the 97/98 Octane rated ones?

I was told last year that ESSO Synergy Supreme + fuel sold in my area (The Midlands) contains no Ethanol and is 97 rated, I try and use this when ever I can.

I also add Millers VSP Additive to my car, it's not got Unleaded heads so I was told by the PO, so the additive helps with preservation of the Valve seats.

There is no doubt Ethanol can cause problems with old cars (I had no end of trouble with my last Classic due to, I believe Ethanol degrading rubber components in the Fuel injection Metering Unit)

So make sure you have upgraded all you Fuel Hoses to resist the ethanol in the Fuel, R14 Grade I believe is OK currently for up to 10% Ethanol.

A Link to a supplier of suitable hose

https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/ethanol-p ... gates.html

Gary

Shindles
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Re: New ethanol fuel

Post by Shindles » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:00 pm

Thanks to all for the help. I'm using Miller's additive and Shell V-Power and will continue to use these.

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