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XU engine - E10 fuel compatability?
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Does anybody know if a 2000 reg Peugeot 306 with an XU7 JP4 engine is compatible with the new E10 fuel or not, before I shell out on a new radiator, exhaust etc.?

Peugeot customer services can't tell me...

2x Peugeot dealers can't tell me...

Here says they are:
https://www.acea.auto/files/ACEA_E10_compatibility.pdf

Here says they aren't:
https://www.carsguide.com.au/.../can-my-car-use-e10...


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In think 95RON (E5) will be around for a good while, so don't worry about it too much. Your car may last long enough to see the day when E10 is the only fuel you can buy. Read this from the RAC What is E10 fuel and how will it affect you? | RAC Drive

Peugeot indicate all petrol vehicles made after 2000 are compatible.  I suspect most of the fuel system on Ph2 306's would be able to handle it. The lines that run to the fuel tank in a 306 are nylon and would probably be ok. I would have thought the fuel rail & tank (plastic) would be fine too.  Same for nitrile o-rings used for the injectors as they're pretty standard across more recent vehicles too. It's easy to upgrade any fuel lines that aren't nylon. (There are some bits near the fuel rail but they're very short runs).

My main concern would be with some of the rubber components in the in-tank sender unit. (There's a non-return valve in there). Tbh, if that's the only thing that gets trashed I'd call it a win, but this is all academic ....as I say, it looks like E5 will still be available, if not more expensive.
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(15-06-2021, 08:11 AM)Wriggle1 Wrote: Does anybody know if a 2000 reg Peugeot 306 with an XU7 JP4 engine is compatible with the new E10 fuel or not, before I shell out on a new radiator, exhaust etc.?

Peugeot customer services can't tell me...

2x Peugeot dealers can't tell me...

Here says they are:
https://www.acea.auto/files/ACEA_E10_compatibility.pdf

Here says they aren't:
https://www.carsguide.com.au/.../can-my-car-use-e10...


Help!!

is yours a 1.8 LFY engine? thats what I have and want to confirm if its E10 compatible. some people saying phase 2 and 3's should be ok, others saying only phase 1's compatible due to the materials in the fuel system? no idea what is correct

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There's an article about it on the BBC today. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57585105

It mentions that Brazil has been selling pure ethanol fuel for years. There were loads of 306's produced in Argentina. I guess plenty found their way to Brazil. Would be interesting to know if they had to be adapted in any way or were produced with the same parts as Euro vehicles. That would help answer the question.
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It'll be absolutely fine, my 40 year old Jimny can handle it on its original fuel lines. They're not even SAE or JIS or any kind of standard rubber hoses.

These cars are getting old, E10 might accelerate the rubber breaking down but it's not going to suddenly render your car undriveable. They just have to say that it could affect your car to save their ass getting bit. It's a disclaimer.

Brazil sells E85, I don't think it's 100% ethanol. It would be ridiculously hard to ignite on its own.
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Mines currently running around 70-80% ethanol if that helps. Big Grin
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