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Stored a couple of gallons during our recent petrol panic..I never did supposedly buy E10 ?..always super..got sold some crap ! that made my old girl run like a absolute dog..was running sweet until I topped up a low tank with it..The other is going for degreaser hand cleaner after playing mechanics..If I did get sold E10..The stuff should be banned..not fit for anything..Topped tank right up with normal Esso super and done naff all else to her, and he presto !! All good again and a lovely ride out on sunny winter's day...
 

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a Transalp Xl600v 1999 V reg model vx...normally runs lovely except when stone cold..needs a tiny bit of choke for the first mile..Now sorted itself with fresh petrol..Very similar to when leaded disappeared with an old triumph Dolomite that would never run properly again after the first tankfull of unleaded..but both cortina's were not affected as badly..
 

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i have noticed that lots of garages do not sell E5 petrol anymore. i imagine it is quietly being dropped from the forecourts
 

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There will be tailbacks of vehicles queuing for the solitary E5 pump soon when their EML lights start flashing and their cars are running rough as hell..watch this space.
 

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From the Esso website.....

What’s in our Synergy Supreme+ 99 premium petrol

Our Synergy Supreme+ 99 petrol has more cleaning power than our regular petrol – and includes molecules whose job it is to reduce the friction in your engine helping the moving parts work more efficiently.*
Although our pumps have E5 labels on them, our Synergy Supreme+ 99 is actually ethanol free (except, due to technical supply reasons, in Devon, Cornwall, North Wales, North England and Scotland). Legislation requires us to place these E5 labels on pumps that dispense unleaded petrol with ‘up to 5% ethanol’, including those that contain no ethanol, which is why we display them on our Synergy Supreme+ 99 pumps.
There’s currently no requirement for renewable fuel, like ethanol, to be present in super unleaded petrol although this could change in the future, in which case we would comply with any new legislation.


I always go for Esso when I can for the older bikes and never buy more fuel than I think I need. It is a nuisance though when you have an old bike you want to ride occasionally.

cheers,
Chris.
 
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