Fuel in France

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  1. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Article on BBC news this morning says to be very careful re the fuel you put in your vehicle as the "green" stuff they are selling will damage your engine? Anyone know any more? :Eeek:
     
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    Are you talking Biodiesel ???

    Plenty of normal make-an-arab-rich diesel.
     
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    Don't know just caught the tail end of the report but apparently people are buying it in error and damaging engines. Report said several people caught out leading to expensive recovery and engine damage. They did say cars. :cry:
     
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    :wub: Bio diesel do not exist in France ! May be you speak about E10 ?? for use it your car is necessary be constructed after 2000 (according manufacturer, in reality all cars after 1996 can run work it), and if you find more than 10 pumps with E10 phone to me :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Apparently it's for petrol engine vehicles so most of us motorhomers SHOULD be OK!! unless you want to try petrol in a diesel engine ....not recommended!!:Doh:
     
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    nothing wrong with sticking a gallon or so of petrol in your diesel tank.cleans it up nicely n helps when you have smoke test. good in winter if your going some where cold . best not fill it up though .
     
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    :thumb: Your are right, it clean the injectors :thumb:
     
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    I always thought that kerosene/parrafin did a better job, thats what we used in Germany when it was a bit chilly!!
     
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    think that works anytime. even heard of some using veg oil .we wouldnt do that would we.
     
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    Green Petrol

    More info on the Green Petrol

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    :Angry: it is a motorized lie of the constructors. I rolled jaguar with a xj40 of 1995 during 50 000 km with E85 (85 % of ethanol!) without any breakdown!
    Logical, they want to sell theirs new engine with "specificities bio-ethanol "! they lie !
     
  12. david1234

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    you are right on older engines, i wouldn't try it on a common rail engine though? also petrol burns the plastic, rubber, filters 0 rings etc in the pump, there,s over 3000 psi in the rail and the way the injectors spray is critical, it will also blow your arm of if you try opening an injetor pipe when running to check its feeding fuel.:Eeek:
     
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    Ethanol has less energy than petrol so it is reckoned that an increase in fuel of 3% may occur with 10% ethanol (SP95 E10).

    Ethanol removes gum deposits so the crud floating around the system may block filters.

    Ethanol is hygroscopic, i.e it absorbs water and this, due to other substances in the fuel, can make it acidic. Damage to "rubber" seals has been reported and fuel stored long time may cause corrosion to the fuel tank.

    It is reckoned that a 10% mix has little effect on modern (!) engines.

    Ethanol in petrol
     
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