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E10 is OK

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To counter recent statements in the German press that BMW owners's could not use the European spec petrol to E10 standards, BMW have issued their own press announcement stating that all BMW petrol passenger cars (including the MINI range) can use this fuel.

E10 petrol contains up to 10% ethanol and is part of a European initiative to reduce pollution levels.

The German paper claimed that condensation from the burning of E10 contaminated the oil and also caused increased wear in the engine. BMW state that both of these claims are false.

On the subject of fuel, we noticed that the instructions for the diesel on our Clubman state that biofuel should not be used.

Members Updates

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Ron Jernigan from Greenwood, Deleware, USA

'The traveller came back from sandblasting the other day, and now the subframes are back as well. Parts to rebuild the subbys will soon be here. The woody will go on the spit soon to repair all the rust, and the Bodge job that the previous owners did!'

Simon Spibey from Warrington, Cheshire, UK has given his 1991 Mini that Mk I look with a Mk I Austin Cooper S grill and Mk I moustache.

Peter Rule from Bolton, Lancs, UK has sent in some photos of his very smart Paul Smith

WRC rounds confirmed

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After the Sardinian round on 5th to 8th of May, the WRC Minis will then tackle:



31st July



21st August



2nd October



23rd October


Great Britain

13th November

This Month

E10 is OK
Members Updates
WRC rounds confirmed



UK - Sunday March 27th - Brooklands Mini Day

UK - Sunday 17th April - Suffolk Run, organised by the Bury Mini Club

France - Weekend 30th April/1st May - Classic Days, Magny-Cours. A classic event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this classic race circuit including the option to drive your car on the track.

UK - Sunday May 22nd - Mega Mini Meet - organised by Lancashire Mini Register at Lytham Hall.

UK - Sunday June 5th - Classic Car Show - oganised by East Lothian Mini Owners Club.

Switzerland - 10th to 12th June - IMM - Hosted by the Berner Mini Club at St Stephen, about 50 miles south of Bern

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