'No major issues!' Car damage caused by E10 can be prevented by following simple steps


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Gary Wilson, Head of the Historic and Classic Vehicle Alliance (HCVA) said historic vehicles would likely be fine as long as drivers were “sensible”. He warned, however, that drivers needed to understand the “likely implications” of the new petrol but simple precautions would prevent most damage.

Previously speaking to Express.co.uk, he said: “I’m not hearing any major issues.

“My son works at a local garage and he’s not feeding anything back.

“Years ago I used to be responsible for engine management systems at Land Rover.

“We did a programme I think it was a 93 Model Year Range Rover… we had to put vehicles in the Middle East.

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“They are running on the E10, occasionally drop a tank of E5 in it if you are doing a lot of mileage.

“But if you are just using it during the summer, just be sensible, keep it topped up.”

There are fears that the new E10 fuel could damage older and incompatible vehicles.

Experts at classic car firm Hagerty Insurance warned that doubling the amount of ethanol in fuel can cause a “variety of issues” in older cars.

They claimed tests conducted by the Department for Transport have found a range of issues associated with the fuel.

These included blocked fuel filters, damaged fuel pumps and degradation to hoses and seals.

They have also reported blocked injectors and corroded carburetors as a result of the new compound.

The RAC has previously warned up to 600,000 cars will be incompatible with the new fuel.

The experts warned that generally speaking, cars built before 2002 will not be able to use E10.



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