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Hello I have a 08 reg Astra 1.8 petrol and they only sell E10 petrol where I live now, I was using E5 petrol previously. I have just filled up and noticed the change, will this cause any problems or harm to the engine. Will it run on E10 Petrol without any problems, thank you.
 

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i'm sure it will be ok,have you checked in the owners handbook ?
 

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The only Vauxhall petrol engine that will be affected by E10 petrol is the 2.2 direct injection engine as it will destroy the rubber diaphragms inside the high pressure fuel pump.

This engine isn't used in the J model btw. You can double check though at Check if your vehicle can run on E10 petrol

You can use super unleaded instead of E10 fuel though.
 

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i'm sure it will be ok,have you checked in the owners handbook ?
is new petrol E10 its replacing E5


checks if the vehicle runs on E10>


this is what i found....

What is E10 fuel?

E10 petrol contains up to 10% renewable ethanol, compared to 5% currently, which is added to help reduce CO2 emissions1 , according to the Department for Transport. E10 petrol is compatible with almost all (95%)1 petrol-powered vehicles on the road today, including all cars built since 2011.
 

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Hello I have a 08 reg Astra 1.8 petrol and they only sell E10 petrol where I live now, I was using E5 petrol previously. I have just filled up and noticed the change, will this cause any problems or harm to the engine. Will it run on E10 Petrol without any problems, thank you.
already selling?? i thought starts in september

 

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read here..


old cars fuel line and filter

fuel problems with fuel lines and filters being eaten through by E10
 

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E10 also only has a short shelf life. Les than 3 months I've heard.

No good for lawn mowers, and other petrol driven gardening equipment that gets stored over winter.

No good for classic vehicles either.

Typically trying to save the planet is going to cost the motorist yet again by having to buy more expensive super unleaded, or additives.
 

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Hello I have a 08 reg Astra 1.8 petrol and they only sell E10 petrol where I live now, I was using E5 petrol previously. I have just filled up and noticed the change, will this cause any problems or harm to the engine. Will it run on E10 Petrol without any problems, thank you.
Just been using E10 for 3 weeks in my Astra H and the car won’t start.
 

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What engine has your H got in it? If it's the 2.2, then E10 is unsuitable for it as it destroys the high pressure fuel pump.
It’s the 1.8 automatic transmission.

I don’t think they should be telling owners with engines over 100k to use this stuff. It’s like saying the transmission fluid never needs changing because it’s a lifetime fluid. Yet the transmission warranty is only 70,000 miles! Just a scam.
 

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The govt website says we can't use E10 if we have a "2.2 litre direct injection petrol engine". But how to find out about this '2.2'? I've got a piece of paper saying my "cylinder capacity" is 1796 cc - is that the same thing? The govt website also says "motor code: Z22YH (Vectra, Signum, Zafira)" should continue to use E5 petrol. I don't know what this means either - are these other types of Vauxhall? Is there such a thing as an Astra Vectra for example? How would we find out what our 'motor code' is?
 

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As my car (2014 Vauxhall GTC 1.4 turbo automatic) sits idle for days on end, sometimes weeks ... E10 (or E5 for that matter) is not something I want absorbing water in my tank from the atmosphere or condensation.
Top tip here, I use ESSO Synergy +99 because it is (AFAIK) the ONLY petrol that has ZERO ethanol.
Yes, ZERO. There is a loophole that allows ESSO to dispense it.
The law states that E10 petrol must contain 10% ethanol but that E5 should contain "UP TO" 5% ethanol.
Only ESSO claims ZERO ethanol but other brands (including supermarkets) don't specify the percentage.
Okay, it costs me about 20p per litre (90p per gallon) more than E10 BUT, as E10 gives nearly 10% less mpg than pure petrol, some of that extra outlay can be clawed back.
Since I looked into the pros and cons of E10 and started using E-ZERO, my car computer has updated its figures from 26mpg to 30mpg and (probably my imagination) but it also seems a nicer drive.
E10 has been introduced to reduce pollution BUT given that you will need more of it to travel a given distance surely negates some of the claims, and, also that I can travel further on a lesser quantity of E-ZERO.
But, don't take my word for it ... the ZERO claim is on the ESSO website ....
Synergy Petrol | Esso
Scroll down to the Synergy +99 paragraph.
 

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It’s the 1.8 automatic transmission.

I don’t think they should be telling owners with engines over 100k to use this stuff. It’s like saying the transmission fluid never needs changing because it’s a lifetime fluid. Yet the transmission warranty is only 70,000 miles! Just a scam.

HI, did you ever resolve this, I have the same model and transmission and now I'm having similar issues, just wondering on the best fix as I've replaced numerous parts and checked everything over and this seems to be my last option, thanks.
 

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HI, did you ever resolve this, I have the same model and transmission and now I'm having similar issues, just wondering on the best fix as I've replaced numerous parts and checked everything over and this seems to be my last option, thanks.
Hello never solved the problem, E10 did the damage at the start of using it I pay extra and use super unleaded now but don't get any where near the mpg as I used to, sorry can't help
 
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