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Author Topic: E10 petrol consultation - less carbon, more ethanol than fuels currently on sale  (Read 495 times)
Tony oily bike
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« on: March 15, 2020, 12:06:17 PM »

Prob worth a read for those who run 'older' / 'historic' vehicles.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51731757

https://fbhvc.co.uk/news/article/e10-fuels-consultation-fbhvc-position-statement
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2020, 12:27:51 PM »

I know you can buy PTFE lined fuel hose, which is Ethanol proof, but carb needles & plastic floats could be a problem
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2020, 08:51:22 PM »

Yup, ethanol causes plastic to expand - a lot of people whose bikes tanks were plastic had problems with it some years ago.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2020, 09:01:58 PM »

I think the Holly carb on my truck has plastic floats & possibly rubber or nylon tipped needles. I guess if I'm keeping it permanently & not building anything else, I could swap the carb for something Ethanol safe, but it's going to put a lot of people off the road
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