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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    I didn't think there was any petrol sold at UK pumps that was guaranteed to be ethanol free
    In theory Esso should be as long as you don't live somewhere backwards

    "The majority of unleaded 95 Octane petrol sold in the UK contains up to 5% ethanol as required under the Government’s Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO).

    There is currently no requirement for renewable fuel (such as ethanol) to be present in super unleaded (97 grade petrol).

    Esso super unleaded petrol (Synergy Supreme+ Unleaded 97) is ethanol free (except in Devon, Cornwall, the Teesside area and Scotland). We would therefore advise anyone who has concerns about the presence of ethanol in petrol to use Synergy Supreme+ – providing they do not fill up in Devon or Cornwall, the Teesside area or Scotland."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    I didn't think there was any petrol sold at UK pumps that was guaranteed to be ethanol free

    According to Esso themselves, Esso Synergy Supreme+ is ethanol free (except in Devon, Cornwall, the Teesside area and Scotland), and BP Ultimate is also ethanol free in most places, (certainly in Southampton). If you're unsure, there's an easy way to check here:

    http://www.ukmonster.co.uk/monster/s...ad.php?t=54542

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAFU View Post
    BP reckon on 1.75 trillion barrels left, which according to them is 50 years of production.
    You can panic buy now, its only going to get more expensive!
    Back in about 1970 everyone, including BP, was predicting we would run out of oil in less than 50 years.

    It hasn't happened because


    • We use it more sensibly (because it is more expensive)
    • Technology means we can get more of out
    • Technology means we can access places we couldn't reach.
    • Technology means we can use sources that were known, but were considered too difficult to process
    • As long as they have 50 years supply, oil companies are not inclined to search too hard for more.


    In 2070 BP will still be saying we have about 50 years production left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    It is, but the body processes it reasonably well, it's the stuff in alcoholic drinks. You may be confusing it with methanol, which is more toxic, less intoxicating and it's metabolites destroy the optic nerve, leading to blindness.
    CH3OH versus C2H5OH therefore: extra C and a few H = pure wobble juice 😀

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    I spoke to Honda UK last week who recommended that I didn't use E10 in either my 94 Honda CB400SF or my 2003 Honda CBR600F apart from on very infrequent occasions.

    I'm still waiting for Suzuki UK to reply regarding my 96 Bandit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knee_boarder View Post
    I spoke to Honda UK last week who recommended that I didn't use E10 in either my 94 Honda CB400SF or my 2003 Honda CBR600F apart from on very infrequent occasions.

    I'm still waiting for Suzuki UK to reply regarding my 96 Bandit.
    If it's carbs, then e10 isnt recommended full stop.
    Fairly soon anything non injected will have had its o rings/diaphragms/fuel pipes turned to an ethanol induced goo.

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    ASDA is still selling E5, clearly labelled on the pump, at 1.147/litre at the moment. Filled up yesterday, 62mpg for the NC700.

    Local stations are 1.21 and higher. There should be a blanket single price for fuel across the country, some places just take the piss on prices.

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    Tesco in Hatfield have been 1.16 for over a week. Esso in Hertford are still 1.26

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    Cluanie is still 154.9 whether it's petrol or diesel. At least they are consistent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAFU View Post
    If it's carbs, then e10 isnt recommended full stop.
    Fairly soon anything non injected will have had its o rings/diaphragms/fuel pipes turned to an ethanol induced goo.
    Do injectors have different O rings and seals then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Dazzle View Post
    Do injectors have different O rings and seals then
    I don't know, but back in the 1930s when they were selling Cleveland Discol they still used carbs. And they carried on selling the stuff until at least the 1950s. The O rings in those days were made of sterner stuff.


    https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/n...served-1185125

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAFU View Post
    If it's carbs, then e10 isnt recommended full stop.
    Fairly soon anything non injected will have had its o rings/diaphragms/fuel pipes turned to an ethanol induced goo.
    They got back to me:

    Thank you for your recent email to Suzuki Customer Services.


    I have spoken with our Technical Team here at Suzuki GB who advise me that your vehicle would run safely on E10 fuel.

    I do hope that this information is of use to you, if there is anything else I can assist with, please do give me a call on 08085 011959.

    Kind regards

    Adam

    Customer Service Executive 

    Suzuki GB PLC

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    Quote Originally Posted by knee_boarder View Post
    They got back to me:

    Thank you for your recent email to Suzuki Customer Services.


    I have spoken with our Technical Team here at Suzuki GB who advise me that your vehicle would run safely on E10 fuel.

    I do hope that this information is of use to you, if there is anything else I can assist with, please do give me a call on 08085 011959.

    Kind regards

    Adam

    Customer Service Executive 

    Suzuki GB PLC
    Bikesocial have an article about this which includes a list of bikes compatable with E10
    https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocia...and-is-it-safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Dazzle View Post
    Do injectors have different O rings and seals then
    Probably not, but they don't sit submersed in petrol for years.

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