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Question to the group has anyone looked into the implications of the change to E10 fuel. I live in a household of scientists so I totally understand the climate crisis, how serious it is and the need to act but I am just wondering what I will have to do to my Esprit to keep it running on E10. I think valve seats will be fine but I believe the rubber fuel lines will need checking to ensure they are compatible? Has anyone checked?

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In our smog-encrusted locale of New Jersey, USA (NYC metro area), we have run E10 since the late 1990s.  The key is to drive your car regularly so that the fuel circulates and does not cause issues from sitting in one place. (It's a tough job, but a task that is worthwhile!) 😇

 

Whenever you do a repair, replace all the fuel lines you can reach with modern rubber lines.

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Who puts regular 95 octane in a sports car, given a choice? 

I always use 98, 99, 100 or 102 if available. These will remain E5. 

I remember the hysteria around the banning of 4 star leaded fuel. It had very little impact (if any) on classics, as they are used so little. I ran a 1977 Fiat 128 from 92 to 97 as an every day car covering 15,000 per annum - unleaded was fine.

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10 hours ago, naasaa said:

NO!

And dont ask how I know that 😞

Ooh. I'll bite.

How do you know? :getmecoat: 

(please note: the above was asked with all the love I could muster)

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All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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Its not just the fuel lines.   I wonder about the non-metallic bits of the fuel pump, the diaphragm in the regulator and the non-metallic seals in the carbs.    I also have a couple of carburated motorbikes and even E5 causes these ongoing problems at the moment, possibly as the jet drillings are smaller and they are used more infrequently.   IE ethanol fuels seem to leave a sticky residue when they evaporate, I assume this will get worse with E10.

 

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3 hours ago, ramjet said:

Ooh. I'll bite.

How do you know? :getmecoat: 

(please note: the above was asked with all the love I could muster)

 

13 hours ago, naasaa said:

NO!

And dont ask how I know that 😞

Was supposed to be a reply to "Can I use diesel in the Esprit then? :lol:"

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