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    E10

    G'day.
    I read on the news yesterday that unleaded petrol will be taken of the market and replaced by E10 as of next month.
    Old vehicles including my 1991 3.5 Disco ( Me Daily ) and yours will not be compatible with E10.
    Oldies will use E5 but it wont be available at all garages.
    Seems like a good way to get us oldies off the road.
    What can we do to our old thingies to make them compatible to E10 ?
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    Run higher spec fuel.
    IIRC it’s only 91Ron that’s being changed
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    Got a link to the article by any chance? I think NSW already use E10 for all ULP sold there - (it's what I've heard and happy to stand corrected). From what I understand, it's older rubber fuel lines, etc that suffer from E10, but not 100% sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    Got a link to the article by any chance? I think NSW already use E10 for all ULP sold there - (it's what I've heard and happy to stand corrected). From what I understand, it's older rubber fuel lines, etc that suffer from E10, but not 100% sure.
    anything other than std 91ron is full of crap additives

    try running it in a dual fuel stove and you'll soon see what i mean

    it gums them up rather quickly
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    E10

    I am looking for the thread that I read yesterday.
    It did say that with a 60 litre tank it would cost $7 more to fill up with E5.
    There were go to's to check what cars will be compatible with E10
    but both of mine are old so I did not check it out.
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    When the mandatory change was made to low sulpher diesel, the fuel companies paid for any issues caused.
    The various seals were the major issues, but anything to do with lift and/or injector pumps is expensive.
    I was very fortunate that the only problem I had was a single washer on a fitting, coming from one of the tanks.
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    I read an article yesterday and it was about the UK.

    Could you please reference the article which refers to Australia.
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    I just Googled it and there are no recent posts by NSW gov or news media .

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    E10

    There is quite a bit on Google NSW and Qld about which cars will be compatible etc.
    I cant find any more about a cutoff date tho.
    We will just have to wait and see.
    Old diesel prices will skyrocket.
    I wish I could trade in and afford one.
    Any one friendly with garage owners who might have info ?

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    Its terrible for motorcycles. Have a look at any American site. We will need to invest in seafoam and the like to keep the fuel from breaking down and destroying the plastic components in the fuel system.
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    I've been running my XT ute on E10 for about 15 years, the only issues I had were the seals on the fuel gauge senders failing, quickly and easily fixed, and that was nearly 20 years ago when ethanol fuel was really crap. Aside from that everything else that uses standard fuel also uses it, Ive had a few Briggs and Stratton fuel pipes need replacement but once done they don't fail again.

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