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Bio Petrol? Is your car too old?


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#1 stonekeeper

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Posted 07 March 2020 - 09:16 AM

A consultation that could see the greener E10 petrol replace the current standard unleaded at UK fuel pumps from next year is currently underway.

 

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Posted 07 March 2020 - 09:39 AM

Boo.

 

While my Mondeo just about gets away with it, I'll still be avoiding it. I'd even avoid E5 if I could find E0 anywhere. Ethanol in the tank absorbs water. That water sinks to the bottom, which can't be good for the fuel pump. If you leave the car for a while so the bottom of the tank is full of water, that isn't going to help starting either.

 

If you have an older car with a metal fuel tank and/or carburettors (like I also have), then you've got even more problems. The bottom of the tank rusts, then you get rust particles jamming up the fuel system, as well as Ethanol not burning as well as petrol causing poor running, meaning carb jets have to be resized. Some older seals might not like it as well and could begin to leak.



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Posted 07 March 2020 - 09:56 AM

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If it actually does what it says in the article I am all for it.
Who wouldn't be?
It also states E5 will still be available, so why the concern.
Time these old vehs were dumped anyway.
We are way overdue on moving forward, time to actually do something meaningful
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#4 stonekeeper

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Posted 07 March 2020 - 10:19 AM

If it actually does what it says in the article I am all for it.
Who wouldn't be?
It also states E5 will still be available, so why the concern.
Time these old vehs were dumped anyway.
We are way overdue on moving forward, time to actually do something meaningful

I agree on the environment angle.

 

But have in mind that although I am now in a position to run a newer vehicle i remember as my children grew up i was running whatever i could buy at auction with a 12 mth mot for £300.

 

So it;s like a Tax on the less affluent?

 

So as long as help is available for young families to upgrade?



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Posted 07 March 2020 - 10:40 AM

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I know this doesn't mention diesel, but according to the handbook, my Mondeo is already incompatible with the current B7 standard.

 

I'm doing my bit for the environment my making my car last as long as it possibly can.


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Posted 07 March 2020 - 02:40 PM

Most of the younger generation have already got late model cars - these days they just dive into a main dealer and get a new, or near new, vaux Corsa, Peugeot or similar on a no deposit 5 year stitch up deal or even even a low monthly payment 2 year Jobby and then hand the car back and walk away with nothing!
Stone keeper, help is already available to young families - it is called The Bank of Grandad and Grandma, ha ha

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