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A new petition on Change.org has called for the petrol to be removed from pumps after drivers have suffered a range of issues. The petition founder claims E10 can “rot/rust fuel tanks” and destroy vital car parts.

They warned cars were often one of the “largest purchase someone may make” and owners should “have a say” in how long their items last.

They said: “This is a petition to stop the sale of E10 fuels in the UK.

“There is an [abundance] of studies which show that E10 fuel is a disaster waiting to happen to our hard-earned possessions, mainly our petrol cars.

“The fuel in question E10 absorbs more moisture than previous fuels and can rot/rust fuel tanks, fuel lines, seals, injector parts, valves and that’s only to name a few.”


They claimed: “Us as consumers should get a say in how long we want our possessions to last.

“In some circumstances, this could be the [second] largest purchase someone may make in their lives.

“The gov are destroying our vehicles.

“Let’s all stand up and say NO.

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“We never asked for the fuel. It was forced upon us.”

The petition was started by Mark McCarthy and has so far achieved a few dozen signatures.

Classic car insurance experts at Hagerty warn ethanol is a solvent and can “eat through rubber”.

They claim tests from the Department for Transport have identified a range of issues such as degradation to fuel seals and blocked filters.

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