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Offline SFIE11800

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E10 unleded fuel
« on: 30 August 2018, 11:41 »
There is a lot in the media about E10 eco fuel , will my 2002 1.8 Turbo GTI run OK on it or do I need to use E5 ??
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Re: E10 unleded fuel
« Reply #1 on: 03 September 2018, 16:02 »
Hello - I do not have an answer for you but here is an article with a reasonable write-up on the subject of E10:

Choice snippets include:
"However, more than 800,000 UK petrol vehicles - including family favourites like the Volkswagen Golf and Nissan Micra - can't run on it, according to a new report from the RAC Foundation."

"The Government is proposing to guarantee the availability of E5 petrol only until 2020 and the introduction of E10 would also likely spell the end for super-unleaded, or 97 unleaded - fuel."

"Recent laws have dictated that all new petrol cars sold in the European Union from 2011 must able to run on E10."

"It said that 868,517 cars owned by Britons today won't be able to run on the new higher-ethanol fuel - include 10 per cent of petrol-powered Volkswagen Golfs."

Etc and so on...

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Re: E10 unleded fuel
« Reply #2 on: 12 September 2018, 18:34 »
Only very few early direct injection engines cannot use it.
A mk4 1.8t will be fine.

Even though E10 can contain up to 10% Ethanol, usually it's only around 6-7%. It has been in use in most of Europe with no issues.
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