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Will Carina E run on E10 fuel?

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Will the Carina E run well on E10 ethanol fuel? And also run without engine damage in the long run, engine wear, corrosion of the fuel lines and rubber seals, or high fuel consumption.

I have checked various sources, including the E10check websites and the Toyota dealer, but none are conclusive. The websites say Toyotas from '98 up will be fine, but mine is a '94. The dealer said he wasn't sure, his manuals don't mention alcohol.

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In the UK, advice is that cars built before 2002 may incur engine damage through using E10 - for example: https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/emissions/what-is-e10-fuel-and-how-could-it-affect-you/

i would say, if in doubt don't.

 

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^^^ If in doubt = Swap it out....

for E10 proof hose

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Don't use E10, It rots seals and o-rings and it turns old rubber to mush on older vehicles, if your car has a distributor e10 will cause pre detonation (pinging/pinking) as its not able to adjust the timing enough to compensate.

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Alright, thanks for the replies. I will try to use non-E10 for as long as possible. Too bad Euro95 is no longer available here at all now, which means we will have to use the premium fuels like V-Power from now on, which is 20 cents per litre more than regular fuel 😞

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