E10 biofuel: Department for Transport explains why it’s ‘better'
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He has urged drovers to “look at the side of their fuel hoses” to see what type of rubber is installed in their classic cars. Drivers have also been urged to check their petrol fuel hoses after “two or three years” to check for any signs of damage.
He has warned some modern petrol can corrode the rubber on some fuel hoses which can lead to car breakdowns.
He said: “I think the places I have seen on a regular basis that have been affected by modern-day petrol tend to be rubber hoses.
“What I suggest is, I put new rubber hoses into my Jensen 541R less than four years ago.
“Recently, I noticed a crack in the exterior of one, it’s an E6 hose.
“So I thought I’d better replace that and then when I took it off it was all starting to fur up on the inside as well.
“That’s largely been using E5 fuel.
“I know E9 grade fuel hoses is what we are up to now for ethanol protection.
“So I suggest looking at the side of your fuel hoses, there should be a bit of writing on there.
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“If there’s not, replace them anyway but if there is a bit if writing on there it should say E6 or E9 or something like that.
“If you’ve got E9 you should be ok.
“But it’s worth checking after maybe two or three years of the line being on there to see if you have any breakdown.”
Experts at Manor Park Classics who were speaking to Fuzz Townshend said prevention was always better than curing any possible damage.
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