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Everything you ever wanted to know about petrol.....

Post by scimjim » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:17 pm

.....but were too afraid to ask :D

found this site whilst looking for something else - may be worth a sticky Phil?


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Post by lozzzzzz » Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:15 pm

Ah... burgerman, he seems to know his stuff. I'll be using his jetting chart when I finally get round to fitting the NOS I've got waiting.


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Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about petrol.....

Post by agoldfish » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:17 pm

Shame there is nothing in there (that i found in my quick look) about E10 fuel.

As i understand it, in Germany form 2012 all petrol willbe E10 (10% Ethanol), which on older cars can react quite badly with rubber hoses, seals, diaphargms and carb components.

I imagine the same will come to pass in the UK too.

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Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about petrol.....

Post by scimjim » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:42 pm

yep - Europe goes to 10% this year (although other grades eg E15 have been available for a while). I think UK has to follow too.


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Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about petrol.....

Post by andrewcollins » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:53 pm

There's a piece about this in the latest FBHVC newsletter ... which I'll scan when I remember where I've put it !



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Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about petrol.....

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Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about petrol.....

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Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about petrol.....

Post by agoldfish » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:32 pm

Sounds like a nightmare.

this means my car, my bike and my classic Vespas will all need re-plumbing and carb rebuilds at best and at worst i'll have to go out of my way to find compatible fuel (at what price) as long as it is still availiable.

Is there an Additive one can use "against" ethanol?

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Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about petrol.....

Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:19 pm

agoldfish wrote:Is there an Additive one can use "against" ethanol?
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Tonic water and a slice of lemon?....... :roll:

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Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about petrol.....

Post by philhoward » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:08 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:
agoldfish wrote:Is there an Additive one can use "against" ethanol?
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Tonic water and a slice of lemon?....... :roll:

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Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about petrol.....

Post by Akuchanny » Mon May 23, 2011 2:36 am

I know miller are working against this problem, as ethanol can basically ruin our engines, they will corrode as well as hoses and other failures.

Here is thie link

http://millersoils-online.co.uk/1_Mille ... -press.htm

Haven't bought any yet but it's high on my list of things for the future.


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Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about petrol.....

Post by philhoward » Mon May 23, 2011 5:51 am

I think its the Millers additive that disappears off the shelves as soon as they make it?


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Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about petrol.....

Post by ScimmyMike » Mon May 23, 2011 8:53 am

Phil, also the same for the Frost equivalent, though that needs to be added with the valve seat stuff as well, the Millers stuff does both, currently waiting for KC Autofactors to get some Millers in so I can assess which is the cheaper route to take at their prices not Frost's, 2 bottles at £12-£13 a pop can get quite expensive even though they treat 250 litres it's adding about 10p per litre for the Ethomix & Castrol valvemaster (I use the octane boosting version) whereas the Millers treting 40 litres at £7.50 a pop works out at 19p per litre additional cost, makes you think, perhaps there may be a group buy here to get some discount on those figures
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Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about petrol.....

Post by EamonSE6 » Mon May 23, 2011 8:59 am

I'd be interested in joining a bulk purchase for either solution, cheers,


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