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New fuel .. how much ethanol can an older Alfa take?

As topic..Right now in sweden we're running on 95% gasoline and 5% ethanol

Soon, will that be removed and it will be 90% gas and 10% Ethanol..

98 will still be avaible ( 98% gaso-.... )

Must i start using 98 or will it be possible to run on 10% Ethanol and shorter the service period to 1000 miles? Only oil and filter for every 2th time..

Anyone tried it or will i be the first? EuroSpec2 btw
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You can make a google search about "safe ethanol percentage in fuel". I just quickly scanned through some websites and it seems that 10 percent is about the limit for the cars on road today. Higher percentages are already causing problems.

Understanding Fuel Alcohol Percentages - 10 % and higher.
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Its an issue for older motorbikes in the USA as ethanol is rotting some non-steel tanks. Also, bikes run fine on ethanol containing fuel but if the fuel is left standing it gums up carbs etc much quicker. If you are using the car regularly then you should be fine!

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Thanks, ill just serivce my car more then!

Those who work with flexifuel cars know how the oil get after already 1000 miles/10000km ..yuck
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