E10 Fuel Update for Honda Marine
With E10 petrol moving towards becoming the standard fuel used in the UK market, we want to assure you on the safety and compatibility of your Honda Marine outboard engines.
E10 Petrol and your Honda Power Equipment
Honda Marine outboard engines
All Honda Marine engines, produced for the EU market since 1996 YM (year model), are compatible with E10 petrol.
If your marine engine is aged pre 1996 YM, or you are unsure of the year your engine was made and whether it may be compatible with E10 petrol, please contact Honda Customer Service with details of your product’s full serial number, on 0845 200 8000.
What is E10 fuel?
In brief: Petrol that has up to 10% ethanol content.
E10 petrol is a new fuel specification for petrol powered vehicles and equipment. The E10 fuel specification has the same quality standards as the current regular unleaded 95 petrol but allows for the inclusion of up to 10% ethanol, where as the current regular unleaded 95 petrol allows for the inclusion of only up to 5% ethanol.
What’s the difference between E10 and current unleaded petrol?
E10 petrol meets the same quality standards as current unleaded petrol 95, but a greater volume of renewable fuels may be blended in to it.
Why are some petrol powered vehicles and equipment not compatible with E10?
Some petrol engines, especially older ones, may face some issues of material compatibility when using E10 petrol which may affect the vehicle/device’s fuel system and/or engine. Diesel powered vehicles and products cannot use E10.
Where can I find the serial number of my product and what does it look like?
Serial numbers are usually in the form of a 4 digit letter code followed by a 7 digit number code (eg ABCD 1234467).
For more information on E10 petrol, visit E10 petrol explained - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)