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    Re: E10 (Ethanol 10) Petrol is coming

    Or use Millers VSPe which is a tad more convenient, I have used it for several years to keep my Guy Croft twin cam happy.

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    Re: E10 (Ethanol 10) Petrol is coming

    If I was regularly driving my car (or going on a long distance) I doubt i would be worried about ethanol. It is only long term mon use that is the problem. Keeping an empty tank creates other problems of condensation corrosion. VSP seems the solution when only 10% super is available.

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    Re: E10 (Ethanol 10) Petrol is coming

    Sadly I only did A level chemistry so the list of ingredients in the VSP means little to me, but I can’t help being curious about how a product at a 100:1 ratio can render the ethanol content inactive. (50ml of VSP to 50l fuel, assuming a 10% ethanol content). Interesting to see they say the product “combats the adverse effects of ethanol”, not “prevents”. No indication of efficacy at all.

    For a more modern engine like an Alfa V6, the Millers EPS would be adequate to protect any at-risk fuel system components I imagine. No need for the lead substitute or octane booster etc.


    Everything you never wanted to know about ethanol in petrol, as applied to lawnmowers.....

    https://youtu.be/UvS_D4_lF5U
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    Re: E10 (Ethanol 10) Petrol is coming

    There is an impressively detailed view of E10 and its implications here.

    Get yourself a cup of tea for the read......

    Mark
    "a theory should be as simple as possible, but not simpler"

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    Re: E10 (Ethanol 10) Petrol is coming

    My Busso engined cars have logged hundreds of thousands of miles on E10 fuel. At one time there were four Busso engined Euro 2 and Euro 3 cars in the family fleet doing daily driver work. No issues with E10. I dislike any type of mandate, esp the ethanol mandate. In the USA, non ethanol fuel has not been available in the cities. E10 burns leaner due to the different air/fuel ratio. Fuel economy falls off with E10, ethanol has less BTU than petrol.

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