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Nissan patrol 1999 gy61 455 petrol engine,can l safely use

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nissan patrol 1999 gy61 455 petrol engine,can l safely use e10 unleaded petrol & if not can l modify to make it safe? [email protected]
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Gary replied 3 months ago.

Hi Doug,

You can use E10.

Any EFI car can tolerate ethanol based fuels up to 20%.

Hence why the fuel is limited to 10% Ethanol.

The tradeoff is higher fuel consumption, the engine management system strives for correct Air/fuel ratios, the engine then uses more on average.

If the fuel is 10% cheaper, but consumption is 15 % higher, then non-based ethanol fuels are still cheaper overall.

I have never used E10 myself, since my own testing has proved for many years that premium based fuels (98 octane) achieve lower cents per km.

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 3 months ago.

Hi Doug,

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 3 months ago.

Hi Doug,

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary

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