From what I’ve read and understand with the possible introduction of E10 fuel into the UK later this year, and on every forecourt by 2020... this will eventually effect us R owners as I see it with the removal of super unleaded to make way for the E10 fuel. The talk is larger stations that pump super will use the tanks for e10 in the switch over and keep e5 (95ron) as normal till 2020.
Further research into e10, performance figures and mpg decrease is shocking not to mention how much more it will cost to run a petrol car, although the gov will be happy with the extra cash made from increasing petrol sales!!
So for us to potentially run the R on E10, not as if I will, I’m under the impression as it’s a lower octane rating than current unleaded it would be a new ecu to be able to map the engine to a lower octane, replacement of rubber fuel hoses, fuel pump and any other seals that may be incompatible with E10.
I’ve always used super unleaded (98/99ron) so if they keep 95ron for the classic world then octane booster companies going to make a killing!
Correct me if I’m totally off track with this