Additives in the fuel in the U.K.?

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Additives in the fuel in the U.K.?

Unread post by rikard454 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:26 pm

Hello all!

Here in Sweden we get 5% alcohol/ethanol in the fuel plus that some stations has started to add "friction reducing additives" as well - I guess they have no clue what happens if you run that fuel in a bike from the 30'ies or so :(

The same has started to happen in the U.S. as well but many companies are keeping pure/100% gasoline as well since many customers are arguing that it either does harm older vehicles or that we do not know the long-term affects on older vehicles...

How is it in the U.K. - do the oil companies mix in these type of stuff in the fuel?

Cheers!
/Rikard up by the Arctic Circle

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Re: Additives in the fuel in the U.K.?

Unread post by Hooli » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:20 pm

Yup we're getting that Ethanol shite too, not only does it kill old seals but it gives lower MPG so you have to buy more of the bloody stuff.
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Re: Additives in the fuel in the U.K.?

Unread post by scotduke » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:42 pm

And it rots out old fuel lines, plus it is linked to internal corrosion as well.

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Re: Additives in the fuel in the U.K.?

Unread post by Detour Rd. » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:16 am

older engines run hotter as well. Our lame brains in DC want to make it 15% ethanol and the manufacturers are screaming. Destructive to small engines and major auto makers will void any warrenties if engine damage related to that product. Still, they are lame brains.

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Re: Additives in the fuel in the U.K.?

Unread post by Greenbat » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:14 pm

In addition, the supposed eco benefits are none existent, and growing crops for fuel has pushed up grain prices. Fill your tank, starve an African.

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Re: Additives in the fuel in the U.K.?

Unread post by Hooli » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:31 pm

Greenbat wrote: Fill your tank, starve an African.

That'd make an amusing slogan :lol: :lol:

How many seconds till the do-gooder 'tards where protesting outside the HQ of anyone using it?
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Re: Additives in the fuel in the U.K.?

Unread post by DAVE M2 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:57 pm

Loads of Americans on the Triumph Rat site seem to have problems getting non ethanol fuel.
So they buy "av gas" which is ethanol free, but to me it seems like going back in time when a user had to have a garage of highly flammable fuel stashed away at home.
I suppose it restricts your motoring as you have to get back home to top up?

I use shell V power as it supposedly is ethanol free,

My T140's taps and carbs have been replaced and the new bits are supposedly ok with ethanol

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Re: Additives in the fuel in the U.K.?

Unread post by Detour Rd. » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:43 am

only ethanol fuel allowed in NJ. Avgas is $10 a gallon and you have to buy 10 gallons.

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