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Chris if it's any help, I have a 2003 alphard and have been using E10 fuel for 1k miles now and all OK so far. This without doing anything to the van. Fingers crossed it stays that way :) Ian y

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So this new fuel roll out on the 2002 - 2008 3L models will actually burn your piston rings and cause clogs.  This came from a mechanic who actually contacted Toyota Japan and asked them directly. The only option for us is to use super unleaded.

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21 hours ago, Rojie said:

Difficult to argue with this !

 

I need to reread all that NREL info I published before as one of the engines tested was the 1MZ FE engine with no degradation at all.

Yeah I agree. But i'd rather air on the side of caution rather than an expensive bill for redoing the piston and seals.

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