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Old 15-09-2021   #16
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I'd suggest that anyone in any doubt try there rather than being the 1000th thread starter on the subject.
I did this right at the beginning so I knew ages ago that my GDI was at risk and that my Panda was able to take the fuel. While under covid restrictions I was unable to get to a fuel station but still needed to drive to the supermarket to get food.

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for the few people still trundling about in 20+ year old cars, give them a little push to update to something that is compatible with E10 but is also likely a lot more clean to run.
I often hear this argument and find it a little disparaging. There are reasons for keeping with an older motor and I confess I keep mine and have done for up to 26 years. I will never be able to afford an electric car for example.
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It's more about the rubber and the fact the ethanol will rot the older rubber and cause condensation (Therefore corrosion in the fuel system) as its more hygroscopic. Older cars can be manually tweeked if they run roughly on it but I bet this will be minorand rare. People need to stop moaning about how it's ruining their lives (You read some threads and it's like some people have had all their skittles stolen) and deal with it.

There is no reason an older car cannot stay on the road with the new fuel. Either use the super which is staying e5, change out the old rubber parts (As I recently had to do with an MGB) or use a stabiliser fluid like you would have with a lead supplement 25 years ago when they got rid of 4 star. That was much more of a change and yet seemed to cause far less fuss.
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Either use the super which is staying e5, change out the old rubber parts (As I recently had to do with an MGB) or use a stabiliser fluid like you would have with a lead supplement 25 years ago when they got rid of 4 star. That was much more of a change and yet seemed to cause far less fuss.
Changing the rubbers is the problem. I was aware of that solution.
My point was I can't access super unleaded easily.
Which fuel stabiliser would you suggest.
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Never used one myself. Apparently Sta-bil available from frost is regarded as adequate. Seems that its not that widely available as you would think.... Hmmmm

Trick will be to not keep e10 round too long. It goes off really quick
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If you have a classic which needs a stable E0 petrol, you can buy it in drums - the shelf life is measured in years, not weeks. But at somewhere in the region of 4-5 per litre, it isn't cheap.

There are also a small number of garages which still sell 4 star leaded petrol. Once again, this isn't a cheap option.
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