E10 fuel

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  1. bradt

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  2. SimonRR

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    I use Shell V-power where available, thats still E5 and Esso super has no Bioethanol they say?
     
  3. bonjo

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    Esso super used to be zero ethanol but now contains 5%.
    In fact I believe all supers now have 5% and regular 10%
     
  4. Iain

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    Not according to Esso - unless you in Devon.
     
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    Yes Esso say they put E5 on the pump but infact it's E0 :D
     
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  6. bonjo

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    thanks Iain very welcome news (to me at least).
    would you happen to know about the super unleaded from other big suppliers? shell, BP, texaco?
     
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    My local Esso has the supreme 99 stuff. I filled up before I found it was £1 59 ltr they were screwing out of me.
     
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    I use v-power from Shell, on my average yearly mileage it only works out at 94p per week more, so will keep with that until they use E10 too
     
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    I just plan to fill up with Esso 99 before I park the bike up for winter.
     
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    I ran the first half of the track day on Monday on super as it was already full of that. It used all that in 75 miles and I refilled with e10 for the rest of the morning and the afternoon. I noticed no difference in performance in any way. I'm just going to use the stuff.

    In terms of laying it up before next season I may chuck some super in it but it's survived 14 years with 5% ethanol in it, I'm pretty sure it will handle 10%.
     
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  11. Iain

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    Except E5 was only introduced a couple of years ago, so no it has not survived with it.
     
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    Easy tiger. So it's lasted two years laid up with e5. Good to know.
     
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  13. bonjo

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    super used to be about 10~11p more than regular but over the past year that has gone up to 15~20p! Shocking.
    Last month filled up with super, the price made my eyes water.
    Although the gov has a database of Exx compatible vehicles, is this what the manufacturers have passed on and have they studied the long term effect (if any)?
    Remember what a screw up they made by promoting diesel cars and now we are suffering from diesel pollution and health hazard.
    There are too many real life varialbles to make an informed conclusion but I am of the opinion hat E10 will (most probably) not cause significant or serious damage to my engine over the next 10 years.
    Beyong that, nobody knows including the so called experts
     
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  14. Jez

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    I do not use my bike over winter so would prefer super in the tank and system over winter as it will do less damage, I use the same alcohol they put in fuel to clean parts and you have to have a special sprayer due to it killing seals
     
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    I leave mine empty over winter, If someone steals it they aint getting a full tank as well, :D
     
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    stabiliser for garden equipment may not be good for motorvehiches with lamda sensors & CAT. I have used sta-bil in the past (18moths storage) with success and motorex although I think the latter is not as good as the former.

    jez, after you empty the tank, do you spray the inside with fogging oil or like?
     
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    I always keep my bike in an insulated sealed bag with 2 dehumidifiers inside, It does not suffer from the tank condensation issues and keeps it like new. low cost and easy to do
     

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