Pistonheads said:Alfa Romeo:
E10 petrol is cleared for use in the following Alfa Romeo models with petrol engines:
159: 1.8 16V, 1.8 TBi 16V, 3.2 JTS V6
Brera: 1.8 TBi 16V, 3.2 JTS V6
Spider: 1.8 TBi 16V, 3.2 JTS V6
8C: 4.7 32V
It's not really related to age or development it's all about the components and fitting used in the whole fuel system from tank, to fuel lines to injectors and rails.So the 3.2JTS is okay but the 2.2 JTS isn't? That makes no sense, they were developed and released at more or less the same time. Methinks the list is far from complete.
That's correct. I remember thinking about driving my Brera to France, but on reading an article by the AA, they said the 2.2 engine wouldn't perform well with French unleaded because of the ethanol content.So the 3.2JTS is okay but the 2.2 JTS isn't? That makes no sense, they were developed and released at more or less the same time.
Ethanol is a very good octane booster. Might be that higher octane fuels will be the ones where it would be most wantedHmm interesting. I suppose I won't be able to avoid this issue simply by continuing to buy Vpower, as imagine the rule will apply to all fuel types.
tfft!the document referenced in a previous post is official, and it's service news 00.02.11. They forgot to quote the part about the giulietta, though.
The complete list of e10 compatible alfa vehicles:
Mito: All petrol engines
giulietta: All petrol engines
159/sportwagon: 1.8 16v, 1750 tbi, 3.2 v6 jts
brera/spider: 1750 tbi, 3.2 v6 jts
8c competizione/spider: 4.7 v8 32v