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Coming to a garage near us ???

  • Unleaded petrol called E10 could add £80 to a family's annual driving costs
  • E10 may even cause engine problems in some older cars

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  • Unleaded petrol called E10 could add £80 to a family's annual driving costs
  • E10 may even cause engine problems in some older cars
My sympathies... E10 has been a fact of life here in most of the US for a number of years. We now have to contend with E15, which has been approved for cars 2001 and newer, but is not approved for motorcycles or other small engines. This is quite controversial, especially with many stations using "blender" pumps that dispense multiple grades through a single hose. Fill a motorcycle from one of these pumps and you can get 1/2 gallon or more of whatever was sold to the previous customer, and with a small motorcycle tank, that's a significant portion.
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The UK Government are telling the oil companies to hold off at the moment
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It is available here in France. Replaced the 95 in some petrol stations (mainly supermarkets) since 2009. As a rule of thumb if your car is produced before 2000 you need to fill with 98.

For the French authorities for the Mercs the official list is has follow:
All MB vehicles produced after 1993 are compatible with E10 except:
- V12 ;
- Engine 271 942 produced from beg. 2002 to end 2005
- A Class Turbo ;
- B Class Turbo ;
- C 200 CGI (type 203) engine 203 743 ;
- CLK 200 CGI (type 209) engine 209 343 or 209 443;
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This is all down the the EU grrrrrrrrrr
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This is the eco-nazis forcing ethanol into the fuel chain (pun intended). Apparently the ethanol is unkind to some alloys used in engines including aluminum. This was to help the US shift from overseas oil.

Well done. Let's take a big chunk of the corn/maize production and turn it into ethanol, which in itself takes a lot more energy than cracking oil, and mix it with fuel, making an inefficient fuel.

Side benefit?! You bet! When you have a drought, corn production falls, but the mandated ratio for ethanol in fuel remains. Result, the price of corn rises significantly affecting just about everything in the food chain (feed, food products, various non-food products). Anybody think the poor, who this impacts the most, give a fig about the US reliance on overseas oil??
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My engine doesn't seem to be compatible with anything other than 98 or better...


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