Millers Oils’ fuel additives range wins FBHVC approval

Classic vehicle additives receive ‘A’ rating for ethanol corrosion protection

Specialist oil developer and producer Millers Oils has received an ‘A’ rating by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) for its range of classic vehicle fuel additives. The products protect all types of classic vehicles against potential fuel system corrosion caused by the ethanol found in modern petrol blends.

“The issues surrounding increasing levels of ethanol in modern fuel are a cause for concern throughout the classic vehicle world,” said Millers Oils’ technical director Martyn Mann. “Petrol has contained up to 5% ethanol for some time, but recent changes in legislation permit up to 10% ethanol concentration.  This is well beyond the level easily tolerated by classic vehicle fuel systems.  Our additives are tailored to the various vehicle types that could be affected. To have them all endorsed by the FBHVC provides customers with a peace of mind through independent test results that prove the product works.”

The three products endorsed are Millers EPS, VSPe and VSPe Power Plus:

  • EPS provides ethanol protection;
  • VSPe provides ethanol protection and lead replacement;
  • VSPe Power Plus provides both these qualities plus an octane booster.

The range covers the differing requirements of classic cars, motorcycles and other vehicles or even engines, for example lawnmowers and static engines from different eras. 

The tests by the FBHVC were carried out over a 12 month period to evaluate the corrosion protection provided to complete fuel systems including the tank, pipework and metering system (carburettor or injectors). The products were developed at Millers Oils’ state of the art R+D laboratories at the company’s Yorkshire headquarters.

“We are continually developing new products for vehicles of all ages, to help them run better and keep them on the road for longer,” said Mann. “These additives will become increasingly important as ethanol levels in fuel rise further. As the calorific value of fuel decreases due to the rising ethanol content, the power boost provided by the octane uplift helps to keep classic machines running as they should.”


Millers Oils
Millers Oils was founded in 1887 by John Watson Miller, since then the company has displayed a talent for innovation and industry firsts.  It was the first to offer diesel specific engine oil for cars and continues to push boundaries to earn its place as a world leader in the technology of low friction.  Millers Oils uses the expertise gained in motorsport and performance car development to ensure it remains a leader in commercial vehicle oils, classic vehicle oils and Industrial lubricants.