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Old 2nd July 2021, 06:12 PM
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Since regular motion lotion is going to E10 and based on the fact that the government car checker stops giving a monkeys pre 2011 (because no one drives a car older than that ) what are the expectations for all that lovely ethanol possibly ruining the fuel system? Baring in mind the fuel line crimp fittings have been known to spring a leak using real life none ethanol fuel are we heading for a shredding? I’m already looking forward to convincing the Capri that it’ll be fine. I’ve swapped its rubber hoses for “safe” alternatives but the main plastic line on that is anyone’s guess. It already doesn’t like it’s timing retarding and no lead in its fuel so 10% vegetable water should push it right over the edge. I really don’t want to have to start faffing about with Audi pipe work as well anyone know if the injectors/rubber/seals will take it?
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Old 2nd July 2021, 06:41 PM
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Just put 99RON in it, like most of us do anyway....
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Old 2nd July 2021, 07:02 PM
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I agree - 99 gets around the issues on older cars but at a fair cost if you do a fair few miles. Always ran my s8 on shell v-power as the power delivery was noticeable compared to shell 95

My BX16V also runs on 99 as it pre-dates cats never mind e10! It’s probably closer to 88 now given it’s not been fuelled for over a year…..
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Old 2nd July 2021, 07:08 PM
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That is an expensive option. And for the 2.8, wildly pointless for extra oooomph. But if it’s that or it plays sprinkler system that might be the only choice. Unless anyone knows that the fuel system will sneer at the vegetable water they insist on adding to the go juice and all will be fine? Anyone would think they don’t want old cars around anymore….
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That is an expensive option.
Not if you can get to Tesco, their Momentum is sold at a relatively small (To Shell) premium and works fine. I find fuel consumption is lower with 99 anyway (and E10 will be much worse in that respect) so the cost is minimal.
There's a lot more 99RON around these days and with E10 arriving expect availability to improve further.
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VPower FTW, increased economy almost pays for the extra cost. Plus you get a little bit more power, cleaner fuel system, cleaner combustion chamber, cleaner O2 sensors and cats and longer life for them, cleaner emmissions. Even in the old days of Optimax instead of VPower when I had 1990 1.8 Passat I was using premium Shell juice.

That being said I don't see much difference with premium fuels on diesels.
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