Gary Wilson, head of the Historic and Classic Vehicles Alliance (HCVA) warned that “time will tell” if vehicles have been affected in any way by the new gasoline-powered compound. He warned that classic car owners likely knew the true extent of the effects of E10 by “spring” in a blow to motorists concerned about their vehicle’s safety.
“Obviously there is more humidity in the air.
“There might be times over Christmas when we don’t use our cars as much.
“Most definitely, without a shadow of a doubt, give it six months to a year, we’re going to see bigger problems come along.
“Most problems can be fixed in a department, but some will not.
“I imagine some of them will probably kill a car in terms of cost.”
North West Workshop, the YouTube creators specializing in car modifications and mechanics, also warned that cars could be damaged right after winter.
This is because cars will do nothing, which could cause “corrosive water” to build up in the fuel tank.
They said: “Ethanol, if not used for a long time, can absorb corrosive water in the fuel tank.
“This means that it could damage a car that is not used for a long time and that contains this fuel.
“Like a car that is going to be stored during the winter months and used only in the summer. “
Auto experts at Hagerty Insurance Company have warned that incompatible vehicles could be damaged if drivers use E10 fuel incorrectly.
They warned that ethanol can cause “condensation in fuel tanks, fuel lines and carburetors.”
In some situations, it can also lead to “corrosion of brass, copper, lead, tin and zinc”.
Department of Transportation tests identified a series of issues such as degraded fuel hoses and clogged fuel filters.
Cars can also suffer from damaged fuel pumps, corroded carburetors, and blocked injectors.