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Somebody must have the answer! I live in N.Ireland and the dreaded E10 has just been rolled out here so I’ve asked the question from my local Audi agent, “can I run my 1997 2.8 Audi Cabriolet on E10 fuel?”.
They weren’t sure and referred me to the government website which does mention a few Audi’s but not mine. I want someone to say that my specific car can run on E10, this is one of the problems of driving a class is car in that new rules and regulations tend to ignore older cars partly in the belief that they’ve all gone to that big garage in the sky by now. I then called Audi UK and had an interesting conversation with an android who eventually suggested I go to and have an online chat, I did this but because my Cabriolet is 25 years old it didn’t come up on their pre-scripted computer programme and so the query has now gone to their technical department who apparently wouldn’t answer their phone, I’m now awaiting an email that will hopefully answer the question.
In the mean time is there anyone out there how knows the answer, Can I run my 1997 2.8 V6 Cabriolet on E10 petrol without causing damage to the engine?
Thank you.
The 1996 A6 is able to run on leaded and unleaded petrol. I have often put in either and it is mixed in the tank until the next fill when more of one or the other is added. I usually put in the super unleaded.
nsw gov au - What is E10? E10 is regular unleaded petrol blended with between 9% and 10% ethanol. E10 is a safe and reliable fuel, compatible with the majority of petrol-powered cars on the road today.
Old cars are not in the majority.
Typical uk gov - E10 petrol contains up to 10% renewable ethanol, which will help to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with petrol vehicles and tackle climate change. About as much use as a live gnat or a static garden gnome.
wicki - Ethanol is a volatile, flammable, colorless liquid with a characteristic wine-like odor and pungent taste.[11][12] It is a psychoactive recreational drug, the active ingredient in alcoholic drinks.
So your car could happily float along without a care in the world being tickled by all those extra little bangs within its combustion spaces.
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