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I'm going to France in August and I've discovered that their petrol stations sell a form of Ethanol fuel called E10, it's 10% Ethanol and 90% unleaded I think. The web sites say any car made after 1982 (?) can fill up with E5 but that Alfa's should avoid E10, does anyone have experience with this and does filling with E10 do damage to the engine if done accidentally?
 

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I'm going to France in August and I've discovered that their petrol stations sell a form of Ethanol fuel called E10, it's 10% Ethanol and 90% unleaded I think. The web sites say any car made after 1982 (?) can fill up with E5 but that Alfa's should avoid E10, does anyone have experience with this and does filling with E10 do damage to the engine if done accidentally?
Some interesting reading here : Ethanol and Methanol as Bio-fuels, Information on
 

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As far as I know only the GM-based 2.2 JTS (and maybe the 3.2 JTS) have no offical clearance for E10. So with the new Mito engines I see no problem.

But for moral and ecological reasons you should avoid E10, of course.
 
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