[ROVERNET - UK] More on Fuel

Mike Shaddick mikshdik at ozemail.com.au
Thu Sep 22 06:38:51 BST 2005

This to Answer Ray Wilkins question -

As I have said before, I have run my P6B with ethanol levels of 85% 
before performance becomes a serious issue.

With Optimax, you don't really need an additive but I think BP 
Ultimate is a tad sexier.

>Dear Rovernetters,
>I have just heard that the Australian Government has
>opened up the possibility of using (more?) ethanol in
>petrol. There was a bit of a 'hoo ha' (is that spelt
>correctly?) here about the use of more than the
>prescribed amount of ethanol in petrol (I think the
>limit is 10%) and the risk of damage to engines. Now
>most petrol (gas) pumps (bowsers) have a sign stating
>that there is no ethanol in the petrol they sell. I
>would be interested to hear other points of view as to
>whether ethanol is good, bad or just doesn't matter.
>Do other countries have ethanol in their fuel and if
>so how much?
>This leads me on to my car, a 1976 P6B which I
>currently run on Shell Optimax (98 octane) plus a lead
>additive. If ethanol is introduced in significant
>amounts to our fuel, what effect is it likely to have
>on an older engine? Again, I would love to get some
>other points of view.
>Ray Wilkins
>Melbourne Australia
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