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Fuel additives and modern classics

Could you please offer some advice on what to do if I am thinking of buying a modern classic car from the 80s or 90s?

I have been reading that the increasing use of Bioethanol in fuels will damage the engine as well as the rubber/plastic connectors and pipes.

Nobody I ask seems to have an answer, surely there must be an additive or great cars such as the Peugeot 205 GTI, BMW M3 and similar will be consigned to the scrap heap, quite literally!

Asked on 19 January 2012 by lukedent1

Answered by Honest John
I doubt it will damage the engine. But it has been known to react with older plastic and rubber compounds, which then feeds through to the injection pump filter, potentially blocking it.
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