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Petrol changes 6 days 4 hours ago #42107

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I see the petrol standards are changing this summer, standart 4* changes from E5 to E10. The UK Govt site says all pre 2001 Fiats should use E5, ie super grade when the changes occur. Is the X19 an exception?

I assume X19 owners will need to use 'super' grade but I'm wondering what if you have changed fuel hoses to the latest standards, does that mean standard 4* could be used? I see E10 is also said to increase corrosion and may impact cold starting. . Unfortunately not all garages sell super grade.

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Petrol changes 6 days 4 hours ago #42108

I am pretty sure that Ethanol absorbs water. I will use unleaded but add good old Redex. its oil really but should help coat the alloy parts against corrosion.
Eurosport sell the proper hose.
Fuel tanks may need draining as the water will collect at the bottom, and rust, so no more running on empty.
good old Greta.

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Petrol changes 5 days 5 hours ago #42112

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Good info here: www.hagerty.co.uk/articles/maintenance-a...th-your-classic-car/

Unfortunately I doubt Redex will do anything to prevent corrosion in carbs, fuel tanks etc.

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