Classic car owners can protect from E10 damage by taking ‘sensible’ winter precautions

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Gary Wilson, head of the Historic and Classic Vehicle Alliance (HCVA) said he had yet to get any negative feedback on the new petrol compound. However, he has urged classic car owners to take precautions with the fuel when storing their vehicles by instead topping up with an older petrol.

He said cars “will be fine” if drivers just started using Super Unleaded ahead of the winter months.

He has urged drivers to fill their tanks until they are full as this will provide little chance for condensation to build up, something which can lead to corrosion.

Speaking to, he said: “We stood talking to members of the public at the NEC show and haven’t really had any negative feedback.

“The majority of folks have said exactly what I’ve done with my BMW Z3.

“I’m running it on E10 and then this weekend I’m going to pump the tyres up to 60psi and fill it with Super Unleaded.

“Then I’ll drive around the block, reverse it into the garage, take the tanks off it and leave it until the Spring.

“It’s then got Super Unleaded E5 through the system and it will be fine.

“The fuel tanks will be full so there is not a lot of opportunity for condensation in there.

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“I’m not hearing any huge nervousness, we are not getting huge amounts of negative feedback at all.

“In fact, most people are just saying they will be sensible with what they do.”

The warnings were supported by North Coast Workshop YouTube creators specialising in car mechanics.

They warned ethanol can “absorb corrosive water in the fuel tank” which could “damage a car that is not used for a long period of time”.

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