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    Default Does anyone add Bio-ethanol to their petrol? 5-10%!

    As the title suggests, I have sourced some ethanol and I'm thinking of adding between 5 & 10% to my petrol after fill ups. Whats your thoughts on this.

    I believe this will increase the RON of the super unleaded I fill up with. It should reduce emissions reduce the risk of engine knock maybe reduce engine temps also.

    So what do people think?

    Ps I have already tested it on my petrol mower and it does seem to run smoother @ a 5% mix!

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    Unleaded already has 10% Ethanol(now called E10 petrol) in it Steve, Super Unleaded still at 5% until next year iirc.
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    You can still get E0 fuels. E5 is the max a producer can go without informing the consumer. Super unleaded type fuel does not have any ethanol. E10 fuels need to be labeled as such. Or so I'm lead to believe!

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    Naw mate. Normal unleaded moved up to 10% this year, that's why you cant use it on the 2.2's, you need to stick to super unleaded in the 2.2 directs. The E10 is too strong and eats the injector seals apparently. Filling stations dont have the tank space to offer the normal E5 anymore. Google it.

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    Has it just changed this year?
    I'll do a little research...Cheers

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    Yea mate, this year. We are apparently well behind, America is already on E15! From what ive read it actually has less power than normal petrol. Shells new V+ Nitro seems to be getting some cracking reviews though, someone said its equivalent to 105 ron. m8internet will fill us in properly, he runs/owns a BP filling station.

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    Yeah It has a higher RON but less calorific output so more fuel is needed. It burns a lot cleaner with more efficiency though. It eats rubber and corrodes other components too!

    Just read this...Holy cow!

    http://www.groups.tr-register.co.uk/...ol-update.html

    I'm going to try and find some V+ Nitro. do all shell outlets sell it?

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    Noticed my local Shell is selling it, thinks its a replacement for normal V+ but not 100% sure.

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    Yeah it is by all accounts priced the same as v power too. There's a garage just up the road from me that sold v power so happy days. I think I'll just use this from now on :0)

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    Fil noticed a huge difference in his VXR Insignia. Noticed its 9p a lt more expensive than unleaded, about 2p lt more expensive than V+.

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