E10 biofuel: Department for Transport explains why it’s ‘better'

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He said there was no need for “immediate panic” about the petrol changes despite experts warning of possible damage risks for incompatible vehicles and classic cars. He said cars that showed immediate signs of damage would likely have already been suffering from some corrosion.

Instead, he has urged owners to remove their steel fuel tank and get it “fully cleaned out” to minimise the risks.

He said: “I would suggest if you put some E10 fuel into your fuel tank and then six weeks later the fuel runs out of the fuel tank, I would suggest the fuel tank was already at an advanced stage of corrosion.

“I don’t think there is any need for immediate panic.

“There is nothing wrong with taking a steel fuel tank out and getting it fully cleaned out.

“Properly cleaned out by a professional outfit rather than at home.

“Properly cleaned out and then lined with a proprietary product.”

Catered Engineering said a dirty fuel tank could lead to ”fuel pump failures”.

They have confirmed the single most important way to prevent the damage is to clean out a fuel tank.

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To do this, they recommend drivers remove the fuel pump and insert a hose into the fuel tank.

Begin putting clean, hot water into the tank and spray a mild detergent inside.

Drivers could also use a brush to loosen debris from the sides of the tank.

Mr Townshend added: “That’s a good winter project but don’t go messing about with fuel in a confined space.

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