‘It makes you think’: Former Fifth Gear host shares concerns over damage risk of E10 fuel

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Mr Smith said the new petrol has “made him think” about the possible risks of leaving E10 in a petrol tank when the car is not being used. He is worried the new fuel may lead him to replace the car’s fuel lines “every year” or continually check his vehicle for possible damage.

He admitted he topped up his car with the new petrol after the first live show of his new tour, The Late Brake Show.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, he said: “I put my first tank of E10 in my Dodge Charger coming back from our first live event.

“It’s been sat in the garage ever since and I am thinking about it actually.

“It wasn’t that long ago I replaced all of the fuel lines.

“I am thinking ‘Have I got to do that every year?

“’Have I got to climb underneath it and inspect the fuel lines more often?’

“Maybe that’s not a bad thing, you can’t overcheck stuff.

“But it makes you think, it definitely makes you think.”

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The RAC has warned owners of classic cars should not “leave [E10] sat in the tank for long periods”.

They warn the new fuel could lead to damaged seals, plastics and metals in storage which could be expensive.

Last month, AA technical specialist Greg Carter warned leaving E10 inside the fuel tank was one of the biggest risks with the new fuel.

He told Express.co.uk: “But it’s more to do with leaving the fuel in the engine for a long period of time.

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