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Diesel And Unleaded

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Lorenz, Sep 23, 2021.

  1. Lorenz

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    What games are they playing here, trying to start a panic?
     
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    All right you got me Lorenz. What's happening with diesel and unleaded..
     
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    Prices I assume.
     
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    They're banning them....
     
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    Another fine mess their going to get us into.
     
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    BP closed some filling stations, first it said lack of fuel, now they are blaming it on a lack of drivers!
     
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    Not exactly "After 2035, the only new cars and vans that can be sold will be pure electric ones plus cars powered by hydrogen that may exist at that point. Second-hand cars will be unaffected by the ban, however, allowing petrol and diesel cars to change hands on the used market after 2030."
    It is strange that whenever electric cars are discussed in the media nobody ever seems to consider what it will cost to 'fill up' . They are happy to quote current :)rolleyes:) figures for recharging the things at your own home using cheaper overnight electricity but the huge amount of fuel duty which will be lost will have to come from somewhere. They have already lost billions due to persuading people to stop smoking. It is IMO all BS, if every car, van, truck and bus in the UK was full electric it would make no difference whatsoever to World pollution but I bet it will make a massive difference to your household electricity bills.
     
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    Same thing mate, lack of LGV drivers to deliver it
    I've noticed over the last couple of weeks some stations have had some of the pumps closed
     
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    Also around my way seem like people scared of using newer E10 normal octane have been buying up all of the E5 97-99 RON super unleaded through fear of ethanol related engine problems. Which is an arse if your car only runs on super :facepalm:

    Did also see something about one station’s pumps needed to be changed out in order to be used with E10. No idea as to validity but assume some aged pumps may have issues with the greater ethanol content and their components / seals / something?
     
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    Big brother eco crap. Get on ya bike
     
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    Conspiracy theorists will say it a sinister plot to get us to buy electric cars. :laff:
     
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    I am not sure I believe this about drivers. I know 2 Latvian HGV drivers and they went to work in Norway some years ago, others who were here would only have gone if the wages were better, they will not have gone back to work in their home countries.
    It is like the farmers wanting workers, what they mean is they want new young workers as the ones from last year etc will have moved onto other jobs. The only ones who stick at it I know of have somehow found a way to work in the very lucrative specialised picking areas which pay a great deal.
     
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    As long as they don't divert the drivers from beer deliveries to fuel deliveries. :D I hope they understand the symbiotic relationship between beer and fuel - even if my car is brim full I'm not going to work if I can't have a beer when I get back home. :eek::D
     
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    Most cars from the early to mid 2000's should be ok and all cars 2011 on are compatible. There's a list here: https://check-vehicle-compatibility-e10-petrol.service.gov.uk/manufacturer/
    The problem as you rightly assume with E10 petrol is that seals etc in older cars and some fuel station pumps can be degraded by the new fuel. Using a mixture of the new E10 and the more expensive 97+ 'super' grade should be enough to protect the seals and keep costs down a little.
    Thankfully they haven't seen fit to mess with the diesel yet:)
     
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    …all cars that are able to run on 95 octane, but yes, I appreciate that the majority of cars that ran on e5 95 Unleaded will be fine on e10. However, panic muppets seem to be just buying all the e5 regardless of the fact they will gain no benefit from the additional octane as they spend too much time on daily mail click bait ads and think e10 will give them low mpg and snapped camshafts :D

    Cars that are made to run on 98+, regardless of ethanol content, will not run well on 95 if they are forced to do that through irrational consumption of all the super unleaded.
     
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    Apparently there is no CO2 to make beer and no fuel to deliver the beer that can’t be made.
    Apart from that everything is fine…
     
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    Driver shortage has been getting worse over the last 6 months since we came out of the last lockdown and everyone back to work.

    It'll be a while before it gets better
     
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    No problem for home brewers!
    All mine is bottle conditioned so just a bit of sugar when bottling.
     
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    But why?
     
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