Update on Bio-ethanol fuels:-
All fuel sold in the Europe Union (including the UK) now has to contain at least 5% ethanol. The compulsory introduction of 10% ethanol in UK fuel has been postponed and, as yet, no date for its compulsory introduction has been agreed, but fuel suppliers can now introduce E10 fuel into the UK.
It is estimated that there are 2.5 million cars (12%) which are non-compatible with E10 so until 2017
E5 is expected to remain widely available. It has been introduced on the continent of Europe and is marked on the fuel nozzle as E10 so beware when driving abroad and need to refuel.
The FBHVC is in the process of investigating fuel additives to counteract the acidic nature of the
bio-ethanol fuel and so prevent the destruction of certain plastics used in glass reinforced plastic (our repaired fuel tanks!), certain types of plastic fuel lines or copper / brass in the fuel line.
Fuel additives are now available at appropriate retail outlets.
The 1999 Regulations (as amended) state that super-unleaded petrol sold at filling stations before 1st January 2014 must be no more that 5% ethanol by volume. This has now expired so beware when you fill up with super grade.
Further information is available on: www.fbhvc.co.uk/legislation-and-fuels/fuel-information
FBHVC Fuel News
British Motor Heritage (BMH) has now launched a petrol free of ethanol.
There are 2 grades of 100 Octane fuel - one with lead additive and one without.
It is supplied in 19 litres (4 Gallons) or 205 litres (45 Gallons).
The latter can be stored under a licence with the Local Authority.
The FBHVC can be contacted either on line at:- email@example.com by phone:- 01865 400845
or write to the Secretary:- Rosy Pugh, FBHVC, Stonewold, Berrick Salome, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 6JR
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