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E10 fuel warning

Postby Rambo » Tue 23.11.2021, 17:27

I don't use E10 in either of my M100's or the Evora but, for those that do and are considering SORN'ing their cars over
the winter months, be warned.......

E10 fuel changes: Drivers issued winter warning when storing their vehicles | Express.co.uk
https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/ca ... amage-risk

NB the same will apply to your petrol engined lawn mowers, compressors and petrol power tools so fill up with E5
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Re: E10 fuel warning

Postby exeterjeep » Tue 23.11.2021, 18:32

Rambo wrote:I don't use E10 in either of my M100's or the Evora but, for those that do and are considering SORN'ing their cars over
the winter months, be warned.......

E10 fuel changes: Drivers issued winter warning when storing their vehicles | Express.co.uk
https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/ca ... amage-risk

NB the same will apply to your petrol engined lawn mowers, compressors and petrol power tools so fill up with E5



One of my quad bikes is not used much, have only used E5 in it, but have had starting/running problems, spoke to the dealer who says that E5 can also go bad if not used for some time. Having drained it out, put fresh super E5 in plus a Lucas additive, it seems better. All our other garden stuff uses super E5 now.
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Re: E10 fuel warning

Postby Rambo » Tue 23.11.2021, 18:45

I agree. Any petrol can go off with age. If you smell 2 year old petrol in an old jerry can it always smells funny ie oily/rancid...

I always brim my garden machinery before winter hibernation as there is less chance of any air in contact causing oxidation. And adding an additive always helps
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Re: E10 fuel warning

Postby dapinky » Tue 23.11.2021, 18:59

Now, this may seem like a stupid question, but would there be any advantage in adding CO2 to the fuel tank before layup??

My theory being, that as CO2 is heavier than air it will sit on top of the fuel and thus oxygen can't get at the fuel to oxidise it, but as water vapour is attracted to CO2 due to the elemental charge of the compound would it be counter productive???

My chemistry knowledge is so rusty that I ought to dip it in Phosphoric Acid :lol: :lol:
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Re: E10 fuel warning

Postby Rambo » Tue 23.11.2021, 19:37

From one of our learned LEC friends...

"M100 turbo has CR of 8.5 with OE boost at + 0.65 bar so on full throttle we'll looking at around 14:1 or slightly less allowing for induction inefficiency. Everest Chip boosting to + 1.0 bar means CR is approaching 17:1 ... no place for E10 95 s**t anywhere near M100 Elan, won't do the engine any good and probably eat the fuel tank and plastic fuel connectors. Lotus said "Do Not Use' years ago"
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Re: E10 fuel warning

Postby exeterjeep » Tue 23.11.2021, 19:45

I bought some of this - it has some good reviews. Lucas Safe Guard Ethanol Petrol Additive Conditioner Stabiliser £9 on ebay.
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Re: E10 fuel warning

Postby Tuga2112 » Wed 24.11.2021, 15:53

Rambo wrote:From one of our learned LEC friends...

"M100 turbo has CR of 8.5 with OE boost at + 0.65 bar so on full throttle we'll looking at around 14:1 or slightly less allowing for induction inefficiency. Everest Chip boosting to + 1.0 bar means CR is approaching 17:1 ... no place for E10 95 s**t anywhere near M100 Elan, won't do the engine any good and probably eat the fuel tank and plastic fuel connectors. Lotus said "Do Not Use' years ago"


i thought the US cars have been running on E10 for decades now ? am i mistaking that with something else ?
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