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sanitary
post 5th March 2020 10:02
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from the BBC news website

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51731757

it seems as our Alfas are older models built before 2002 they won't be able to use the E10 fuel that the government is planning to bring in 2021

how many classics will be scrapped?




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dante giacosa
post 6th March 2020 06:57
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W'hoa!

Thanks for this, San- I'm a bit out of touch on this story; so it's a shock to read.

It does say 'could' regarding the introduction of the new fuel, but let's say it goes ahead; I would imagine that the older stuff will still be available; but be made more expensive, in order to force people to change their vehicles...

Certainly a worrying (& encouraging, I suppose) time...

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post 7th March 2020 10:32
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Unless I'm mistaken, I think they've already started labelling the pumps as per Ethanol value which suggests there will be 2 types to choose from. I remember the switch from leaded to unleaded and how some cars could be modified and others not. Back to my old Uno from previous posts, I remember feeling quite smug when I found out it would run on unleaded without modification whereas my mum's renault 5 needed some sort of tweak.
I can't imagine they're going to force millions of people off the road (classics and just standard old cars) without offering some alternative.

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post 7th March 2020 21:48
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The classic car scene - not that I see my car as a classic car, is worth millions. My argument would be about diesel. Why are they not doing anyhing about diesel fuel? Simple. There are too many trucks and vans delivering good that feed a whole ecomony. Government won't touch that. How many battery powered 44 toners are planned to be manufactured? Don't worry boys we will keep our Alfas on the road.


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