Motorists have been told that they can protect their cars from E10 damage by following “sensible” winter precautions. The warning applies especially to classic car owners, as their vehicles are more likely to have incompatible fuel compound.
Gary Wilson, head of the Historic and Classic Vehicle Alliance (HCVA), previously told Express.co.uk that he had not yet received negative feedback on the new petrol compound.
However, it has urged classic car owners to take fuel precautions when storing their vehicles and fill up with older gasoline instead.
He said cars “will be fine” if drivers start using Super Unleaded before the winter months.
It has urged drivers to fill their tanks to full as this will provide little chance of condensation building up, something that can lead to corrosion.
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The warnings were backed up by North Coast Workshop YouTube creators who specialize in auto mechanics.
They warned that ethanol can “absorb corrosive water in the fuel tank” that could “damage a car that is not used for a long period of time.”
However, other motoring experts have warned drivers never to fully recharge a classic car before putting it away for the winter.
Nigel Elliott, fuel specialist for the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC), said it was “useful to leave a bit of room in the tank”.
He previously said: “The danger is on a full tank, by the time you get to start the vehicle you have lost some of the lighter ends of the fuel.
“They have evaporated and you will have some trouble getting the vehicle to run.
“It’s always helpful to leave a little room in the tank so you can add some new fuel to increase volatility.”
Guy Lachlan, MD of Classic Oils, previously said drivers should make sure they don’t give the ethanol a chance to absorb water.
This can be accomplished by filling the tank completely, sealing it, or emptying it completely before putting it away for the winter.
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