E10 Fuel Clarification

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Jenuall
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E10 Fuel Clarification

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Apologies if this is already covered somewhere but I did a quick search and couldn't spot anything!

I've just been reading up on the introduction of E10 fuel in the UK and the possibility that it can cause problems for certain older cars and have become worries that this is going to be an issue for my MK4 Polo

The gov.uk website says the following:
With the exception to those models listed below, which used the first generation FSI engines, E10 is cleared for use in all Volkswagen petrol engine vehicles.

Bora - 1.6 litre (81kW) FSI Saloon and Estate made from October 2001 to September 2005
Golf mark 4 - 1.6 litre (81kW) FSI made from November 2001 to May 2004
Golf mark 4 Estate - 1.6 litre (81kW) FSI made from October 2001 to October 2006
Golf mark 5 - 1.4 litre (66kW) FSI made from November 2003 to November 2004
Golf mark 5 - 1.6 litre (85kw) FSI made from August 2003 to May 2004
Golf mark 5 2.0 litre (110 kW) FSI made from January 2004 to May 2004
Lupo – 1.4 litre (77kW) FSI made from August 200 to November 2003
Polo – 1.4 litre (63kW) FSI made from February 2002 to June 2006
Touran – 1.6 litre (85kW) FSI made from November 2002 to May 2004
Touran – 2.0 litre (110kW) FSI made from October 2003 to May 2004
As the MK4 is not listed as one of the exceptions all should be fine? I'm probably just being paranoid but I'm just worried they aren't listing older models because there are not that many of them left on the road!
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Re: E10 Fuel Clarification

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Nobody else worried about this then? :lol:
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Re: E10 Fuel Clarification

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The mk4 uses FPM lined fuel hoses where rubber is concerned and nylon everywhere else

It will play nice with e10 so nothing to worry about.
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Re: E10 Fuel Clarification

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I was wondering this as mine isn’t on the list 98 open air 1.4 cl is it to do with detonation and emissions or does it affect the fuel lines or injection systems if newer engines hmmm 🤔
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Re: E10 Fuel Clarification

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It’s to do with the rubber fuel lines and the seals on the injectors mainly

It can also corrode other components that aren’t ethanol proof of left for longer periods
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Re: E10 Fuel Clarification

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Does this list apply to my little 1.2l petrol mk4 Polo from 2003?
It's my first car which I've had for about 3 years and at the moment can't justify getting a new car just because of this new fuel.

Thanks!
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