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Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:58 pm

E10 fuel coming in September, I take it classic scooters can’t use it, what do we do now ?

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Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:09 pm

Premium fuel is to remain at E5 I believe.

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Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:38 pm

E10 already here in Surrey.
win or lose have a booze

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Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:46 pm

Yep we have it in Newbury

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Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:43 am

Lambretta67 wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:46 pm
Yep we have it in Newbury
we have it in Yorkshire

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Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:07 pm

Good article in Scooter Nova.
E5 has 0% to 5%.
E10 should have between 5.5% and 10% but may have none, depending where you are.

As I understand it, the ethanol causes problems with rubber bits, which are minimal on a 2 stroke scooter and easily replaced with ethanol proof ones. It also absorbs water over time, which can be solved by making sure your tank is either very full, or very empty when stored. Or you ride it so the fuel isn't in there very long.

The last issue is the actual running of it, which can be a problem for a highly tuned scooter. It's a slight loss of power from timing or mixture adjustments as far as I can see.

My scoot s not highly tuned, and it rides fine no matter what fuel I put in it. To be honest, I'm just glad you can still buy petrol at all, no matter what's in it.

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