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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Olds on October 13, 2021, 07:36:24 AM



Title: e10 fuel warning.
Post by: Olds on October 13, 2021, 07:36:24 AM
No, this is not about the corrosive effects of Ethanol in petrol. I think we all know about that by now.
I recently bought a fairly new bike (2016) and before it was delivered the dealer kindly filled the tank with fuel.
Damn that bike ran hot ! Too hot ! Luckily I realised this after just a couple of miles.
Seems he 'may' have filled it with e10. This can make some modern bikes run very lean. They run fairly lean anyway to get through modern emission requirements and e10 can tip them over the edge fuelling wise, especially with fuel injection.
Tank was drained and refilled with e5 and all is well. Runs better and much cooler.


Title: Re: e10 fuel warning.
Post by: morrag on October 13, 2021, 07:42:51 PM
A timely warning though! and what happens when only E10 is eventually, available?......can't be doin' with all these changes at my age! ??? and I am aware that fuelling can be "trimmed" to suit, but hey, if it's not broke and all that...chunter, chunter, chunter... :'(Morrag.


Title: Re: e10 fuel warning.
Post by: merv on October 21, 2021, 06:30:23 PM
Will my Pan European ST1100 be ok on e10 fuel ?


Title: Re: e10 fuel warning.
Post by: Tony oily bike on October 22, 2021, 08:30:54 AM
The gov has a website for checking vehicle compatibility.

https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-e10-petrol



Some earlier MMM ethanol (E10) bits

http://www.mankymonkeymotors.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=16904.0

http://www.mankymonkeymotors.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=17320.0


Title: Re: e10 fuel warning.
Post by: Olds on October 22, 2021, 03:03:19 PM
Merv. Probably safest to run it on E5


Title: Re: e10 fuel warning.
Post by: merv on October 26, 2021, 04:41:14 PM
Thanks Dave
How long will they keep producing E5 for


Title: Re: e10 fuel warning.
Post by: Tony oily bike on October 27, 2021, 10:58:11 AM
This may be of interest....

https://fbhvc.co.uk/fuels

https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/news/article/super-e5-protection-grade-suppliers

https://www.classicandsportscar.com/news/new-fuel-warning-fbhvc

http://www.vhra.co.uk/VHRA/News/Entries/2021/2/27_FBHVC_Press_Release_-_E5_E10_Petrol.html