E10 Fuel

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Re: E10 Fuel

Post by Ian » Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:06 am

E10 causes less emissions and is cheaper than E5. But the production of Ethanol is not environmentally friendly as it a derivative of maize, a crop grown on land that could have been used for other purposes. Indeed in Indonesia and other places it is grown on land cleared from rain forest and then shipped round the world for processing.
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Re: E10 Fuel

Post by Harv » Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:00 pm

From a Classic Car mag. " Replace any SAE 'R6' rubber components with SAE 'R9' which is ethanol safe. "

If someone has access to an pre 2002 van, perhaps the fuel line will say which grade is used. I see the shop now supplies Ethanol Guard additive, maybe it'll be a possibility to get together a kit of safe parts to renew the petrol line?
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Re: E10 Fuel

Post by @tombell » Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:13 pm

Sorry I’m a novice to this site so forgive me if I posted this in the wrong place ! To add to the E10 fuel debate I have a 2005 2ltr petrol bongo that since using E10 fuel has been running as rough as a dog and was after some information. Basically, whilst driving/accelerating it seems to be fine but when I’m idling at a set of traffic lights or at very slow speed it struggles to idle then coughs and splutters when I pull away. Could these symptoms be associated with the use of E10 fuel ? Many thanks Cumbrianaught.
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Re: E10 Fuel

Post by Harv » Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:49 pm

It's very unlikely to be related. Those aren't the symptoms that E10 induced problems would manifest, and so soon after it's introduction seems not. It's worth reading earlier in this thread and the articles referred to to get a better picture if you are interested given that your van should be unaffected given its age.
There are many better qualified mechanics on the forum than me, so I'll leave them to make suggestions as to possible causes of your rough running, but for their info, is it right that the problem manifested itself only after an E10 fill up?
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