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The end of Super unleaded - Please help!
« on: August 27, 2018, 10:36:27 AM »

Talk of removing Super unleaded from sale ! A lot of older cars, mine included, need this higher octane to run without pinking.

Rest of the blurb from the FBHVC


Help the Federation respond to Government consultation on the introduction of increased levels of ethanol in petrol.

The Department of Transport has issued a consultation document on the subject of introducing higher levels of ethanol in petrol.

Many older vehicles are likely to suffer damage and possibly dangerous fuel leaks if the E10 grade of petrol is used without modification to their fuel systems.

For the purposes of this consultation the Government is focussing on vehicles more than 25 years old.

Whilst wishing to introduce the higher ethanol level E10 grade of fuel, the Government are guaranteeing a 'protection grade' of petrol at the E5 grade that is equivalent to the currently available 95 RON petrol.  However this guarantee will only last until 2020 when further consultation will take place.

It is likely that on the introduction of E10 at the 95 RON level, the currently available 'Super' grades with an octane level of 97 RON or higher, will cease to be available.

The Federation has designed a survey on petrol useage in older vehicles which will provide valuable evidence in the consultation response.

Please complete the survey and help the Federation preserve our right to use 'Yesterday's Vehicles on Tomorrow's Roads'.


The survey can be accessed by clicking this link:

FBHVC Ethanol Survey. -->  https://paulc1.typeform.com/to/Bt7HKS


If you wish to read the consultation document it can be found by following this link Department for Transport consultation. --> https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fconsultations%2Fe10-petrol-consumer-protection-and-fuel-pump-labelling&data=02%7C01%7C%7C8b7ed49929cb4bd90da408d6022fe97a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636698802131441420&sdata=3%2Bi0hMBLLSJIB4PDW9qg5or0XCIpILrDbcJexdw0swU%3D&reserved=0

The survey will close on 31 August 2018 in order to collate the results for the Federation's response to the consultation. A copy of the response will be made available on the Federation's website.


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Re: The end of Super unleaded - Please help!
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 05:17:38 PM »
Survey completed.....how many of your one vehicles needs 97+ octane.... err, one.
Sorry Craig, I did complete it properly,honest.Cheers,JD.

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Re: The end of Super unleaded - Please help!
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2018, 08:29:46 AM »
Survey completed.....how many of your one vehicles needs 97+ octane.... err, one.
Sorry Craig, I did complete it properly,honest.Cheers,JD.

I know, the survey questions are a bit clunky, thanks for taking the time to complete it  :)

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Re: The end of Super unleaded - Please help!
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2018, 10:51:16 AM »
Hi Craig
What next??????  >:(  I have completed as well Craig albeit like JD for ...just the one vehicle, but it all helps  :)
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Re: The end of Super unleaded - Please help!
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2018, 04:45:20 PM »
I can't open the link.....

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Re: The end of Super unleaded - Please help!
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2018, 05:39:44 PM »
submitted for 5 classics cheers Iain & Aaron

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Re: The end of Super unleaded - Please help!
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2018, 08:55:49 PM »
Hi Craig submitted for 1x vehicle Ian.

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Re: The end of Super unleaded - Please help!
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2018, 09:43:42 PM »
Must be because it is a Kindle Fire........

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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2018, 08:26:25 AM »
Must be because it is a Kindle Fire........

It's a tablet  ;D

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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2018, 10:30:19 AM »
Try using a Computer or Lap Top instead Fraser, as Tablet is bad for your teeth  ::)
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Re: The end of Super unleaded - Please help!
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2018, 12:01:03 PM »
I can't open the link.....

Hi Fraser, it's the little link.....  https://paulc1.typeform.com/to/Bt7HKS
not the big one,cheers,\jd.

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Re: The end of Super unleaded - Please help!
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2018, 03:19:25 PM »
Has anyone used momentum fuel from tesco yet, i dont like using supermarket fuel but this is 99ron and was going to use it in the mk2 escort

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Re: The end of Super unleaded - Please help!
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2018, 03:52:24 PM »
Has anyone used momentum fuel from tesco yet, i dont like using supermarket fuel but this is 99ron and was going to use it in the mk2 escort

I use Tesco super unleaded in my Anglia and it goes fine, i've also tried Shell Optimax, BP's higher octane unleaded etc, all the same in my opinion. My car doesn't run well on normal unleaded, most obviously because it's running 10:1 compression.