Gain extra benefits by becoming a Supporting Member Click here find out how!

Classic Performance Products Nu-Relics Power Windows
American Auto Wire Hellwig Products IncPerformance Rod & Custom
Danchuk Catalog



Username Post: Exporting car to Europe - 95 Octane        (Topic#369078)
shawn82 
Newbie
Posts: 31

Reg: 01-26-21
07-30-22 10:51 AM - Post#2845153    

Hi all. I have a 62 Impala with a sbc 305 and Edelbrock 1406 carb. I want to transfer my car with me to Europe and they use 95 octane. What do I need to change to be able to run this thing peacefully without a complete overhaul? I heard Holley carbs are better? Advance the timing? EFI carb and in-tank fuel pump or aeromotive fuel pump? Thanks!



 


impala62 
Poster
Posts: 95

Age: 53
Loc: The Netherlands
Reg: 04-02-07
07-30-22 11:41 PM - Post#2845191    
    In response to shawn82

No worries,just use the 98 octane, common on every fuel station.
Some even sell 102 octane.

USA vs EURO octane ratings are different, so no easy comparison.

I drive my 62 -327/300 with AFB carburator on 98, no problems after 18 years of owning it.

So no need to change your engine / fuel system.

Ronald


1962 327 4 door hardtop
1967 opel kadett 1.2ltr


Edited by impala62 on 07-30-22 11:48 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
dcairns 
Frequent Contributor
Posts: 2316
dcairns
Loc: Orange CA
Reg: 11-07-03
07-31-22 07:09 AM - Post#2845201    
    In response to impala62

Keep in mind that Octane is measured differently in Euroland.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf-OYXlhJis


- Dave
1964 Impala 4-door sedan



 
shawn82 
Newbie
Posts: 31

Reg: 01-26-21
07-31-22 02:08 PM - Post#2845236    
    In response to dcairns

thanks. i found this to explain it better.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb5VfiFy0kY&a mp;ab...

seems like 95 europe is like 89 here. so i guess im ok.



 
junky 
Valued Contributor
Posts: 3873

Loc: Northeast CT
Reg: 06-27-10
07-31-22 02:11 PM - Post#2845237    
    In response to shawn82

Just hope that they don't use ethanol in the gasoline. It is very bad for rubber components and also the carburetor unless you drive it regularly. There are products that neutralize the effects of the ethanol in the gasoline, or petrol as you refer to it on your side of the pond.

Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level, then beat you with experience.


 
shawn82 
Newbie
Posts: 31

Reg: 01-26-21
07-31-22 09:26 PM - Post#2845263    
    In response to junky

well i don't think they don't use it. I heard E10 is 10% ethanol so not sure how that's going to work out.



 
impala62 
Poster
Posts: 95

Age: 53
Loc: The Netherlands
Reg: 04-02-07
07-31-22 11:16 PM - Post#2845267    
    In response to shawn82

E10 (95) is up to 10% ethanol.
E5(98) is up to 5% ethanol.

This is in the Netherlands, in Germany you can also buy 95 E5 at most gas stations.

Most companies say E5 is 0% ethanol.
After 18 jears of driving my 62 still no problems.

Just check your fuel lines regularly ,just like normal practice.

If you drive very little just use "stabil" to stop detoriating of modern gas.

Ronald


1962 327 4 door hardtop
1967 opel kadett 1.2ltr


 
shawn82 
Newbie
Posts: 31

Reg: 01-26-21
08-01-22 08:53 AM - Post#2845274    
    In response to impala62

I'm so glad to hear. Thank you!



 
shawn82 
Newbie
Posts: 31

Reg: 01-26-21
08-01-22 06:53 PM - Post#2845313    
    In response to impala62

  • impala62 Said:
E10 (95) is up to 10% ethanol.
E5(98) is up to 5% ethanol.

This is in the Netherlands, in Germany you can also buy 95 E5 at most gas stations.

Most companies say E5 is 0% ethanol.
After 18 jears of driving my 62 still no problems.

Just check your fuel lines regularly ,just like normal practice.

If you drive very little just use "stabil" to stop detoriating of modern gas.

Ronald




hope you are doing ok with the food shortage issue going on there.



Edited by shawn82 on 08-01-22 06:53 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
impala62 
Poster
Posts: 95

Age: 53
Loc: The Netherlands
Reg: 04-02-07
08-01-22 11:31 PM - Post#2845337    
    In response to shawn82

I`m OK.
No food shortage here, just farmers protesting because of NOx and NH3 restrictions from the government (EU) based on sketchy figures.

(please no further political discussion)

1962 327 4 door hardtop
1967 opel kadett 1.2ltr


 
Eddy_Finn 
Newbie
Posts: 23
Eddy_Finn
Age: 57
Loc: Finland
Reg: 07-19-21
08-03-22 03:39 AM - Post#2845377    
    In response to shawn82

I use E98 my self on -62 Biscayne (283), works just fine. But if you want, you can use some fuel additives, but not necessary, that just adds more price to gasoline/litre.

Someone mentioned Euroland, there is no such land.
Take out the world map and countries shown there.



 
dcairns 
Frequent Contributor
Posts: 2316
dcairns
Loc: Orange CA
Reg: 11-07-03
08-03-22 06:28 AM - Post#2845382    
    In response to Eddy_Finn

  • Eddy_Finn Said:
Someone mentioned Euroland, there is no such land.
Take out the world map and countries shown there.



"Euroland" was intended as a bit of humor.

- Dave
1964 Impala 4-door sedan



Edited by dcairns on 08-03-22 06:28 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
junky 
Valued Contributor
Posts: 3873

Loc: Northeast CT
Reg: 06-27-10
08-03-22 08:47 AM - Post#2845383    
    In response to dcairns

Humor has been banned on these forums!

Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level, then beat you with experience.


 


Icon Legend Permissions Topic Options
Report Post

Quote Post

Quick Reply

Print Topic

Email Topic

401 Views
FusionBB
FusionBB™ Version 2.1
©2003-2006 InteractivePHP, Inc.
Execution time: 0.165 seconds.   Total Queries: 18   Zlib Compression is on.
All times are (GMT -0800) Pacific. Current time is 07:33 AM
Top