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My friends over in Club Lotus have confirmed, for the time being that Esso's regular unleaded does not contain any ethanol, despite being labelled at the pumps as E5.  I'm told this is because its add

I've used Tesco momentum at 99RON and never had an issue. Cost is usually between unleaded and vpower. I'll continue to use Momentum when I need fuel and am near a Tesco's. That way I can still a

Look at https://www.lotuscars.com/en-GB/fuel-compatibility/ Elan 1989 – 1994 No Esprit (4cyl. carburettor) 1987 – 1989

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Look at https://www.lotuscars.com/en-GB/fuel-compatibility/

Elan 1989 – 1994 No
Esprit (4cyl. carburettor) 1987 – 1989 No
Esprit (4cyl. fuel injection) 1989 – 1999 Yes
Esprit (V8) 1998 – 2004 Yes
Elise (Rover) 1996 – 2004 No
340R 2000 No
Exige (Rover) 2001 – 2002, 2004 No
Elise (Toyota) 2004 onwards Yes
Exige (Toyota) 2004 onwards Yes
Europa 2006 – 2010 No
Evora (Toyota) 2009 onwards Yes

Evora (Toyota)2009 onwardsYes

I have read also elsewhere about all K series engines cars like my ZR will need to run super unleaded that will stay as E5

So it all depends which engine you have.

I now run one of my ZR 1.8's on super as it had some issues on regular

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My friends over in Club Lotus have confirmed, for the time being that Esso's regular unleaded does not contain any ethanol, despite being labelled at the pumps as E5.  I'm told this is because its additives allow it to pass the regulations and don't require to be added.

There is no ethanol in super unleaded in any fuel station for the time being, not sure if that's set to change or not though.

E10 starts from September I believe??

Millers Oils provide an additive for non catalyzed engines (VSPe) and cars wih cats can use EPS (again from Millers Oils) - I've not looked at how much the additive is however as I suspect I'll just run on super when the time comes.

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Thanks @Techyd. That's good to know. I didn't realise Esso regular unleaded doesn't contain any Ethanol. Will be filling up at Esso now. I am currently using Shell V power. Expensive but nothing is too good for my old 'babies'! :thumbsup:

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Thanks all for the replies.  Mine is a K series so it looks like it's soon going to cost a bit more in petrol.  Still, well worth it nevertheless.

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Just to throw in a bit of extra confusion.

Rover K series is supposedly non E10 compatible, (Lotus state they haven't tested it) but on gov website all Landrovers are compliant, surely this includes the freelander with k-series???

 

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From https://blog.swanswaygarages.com/10-popular-family-cars-unable-to-use-new-fuel

These are the 10 models that will have the most registered E10-incompatible cars in 2020, according to the RAC Foundation (number of cars in brackets):

1. Volkswagen Golf (28,066)

2. MG MGB (20,890)

3. Mazda MX-5 (18,162)

4. Nissan Micra (15,785)

5. Morris Minor (12,796)

6. Rover 25 (9,879)

7. MG MGF (9,352)

8. Ford Escort (8,947)

9. Rover Mini (7,614)

10. MG TF (7,568)

It may be that landrover have written off all the k series engines from their mind?

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19 hours ago, exeterjeep said:

 

It may be that landrover have written off all the k series engines from their mind?

Could well be, especially with various capital owners.   Nothing to do with us guv, they were like that when we found it.

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1 minute ago, ADF said:

Could well be, especially with various capital owners.   Nothing to do with us guv, they were like that when we found it.

I can't imagine many of JLR dealers have seen a Freelander 1 with the K 1.8 or the KV6 (only available as auto in a LR)  in for a service for many years. My MG KV6 needs its belts changed - at JLR labour rates it would be close to £1500.

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On 22/04/2021 at 10:32, philcool said:

Just run on Shell V Power and stop buying beer 🍻 at £5 a pint 

Just my view 😁

Unfortunately I've already had to quit the beer to pay for rear shocks and the insurance premium 🥺

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On 22/04/2021 at 10:32, philcool said:

Just run on Shell V Power and stop buying beer 🍻 at £5 a pint 

Just my view 😁

I've used Tesco momentum at 99RON and never had an issue. Cost is usually between unleaded and vpower.

I'll continue to use Momentum when I need fuel and am near a Tesco's. That way I can still afford the beer!

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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