Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Petrol RON 95 vs 97 Price is Cheaper but Under Power for Most of the Cars

RON 95

A lot of people already tried to use the Petrol RON 95 since Malaysia implemented it from 1st of September 2009, but after compare the Petrol RON 95 vs 97, the price is cheaper than RON 97, but a lot of cars performance is under power. In another word, you may get the same price vs mileage if you are using the RON 95 now versus you used the RON 97 previously.

Existing price for Petrol RON below:-
RON 95 = RM1.80/litre
RON 97 = RM2.05/litre

RON = Research Octane Number. RON is a rating number and a way to rate the petrol in a test engine with condition, then get the rating number after compare the results for mixtures of iso-octane & n-heptane. If you see the higher RON number, mean the petrol have higher resistance toward pre-ignition or detonation. Most of the F1 racing cars or Airplane are using the RON 100 or greater RON / MON / AKI.

So, it means that
RON 95 = MON 85-86 = AKI 90-91

Today, I had lunch with my friends and we talked about this Petrol RON 95. All of us already tried the RON 95, but our conclusion is the price for RON 95 is cheaper, but we all agreed the car performance really underpowered. They also share the experience from his / her friends or family, and so far most of them not really like the RON 95. If you are using below car models, then you may need to monitor it as most of the people (friends or friend of friends) complain the car is under power after use the RON 95. If you compare the price (full tank / mileage) for RON 95 vs RON 97  after few tries and the result is not much different, then propose you to use back the RON 97, as is good for your car engine for long run and better performance.

Car Models (especially Car with Automatic Transmission):-
Proton Savvy, Perodua Myvi, Proton Wira, Honda Civic, Honda City, KIA Optima, NAZA RIA, Nissan SENTRA, Perodua Kelisa, Proton Waja, Toyota Vios, Proton Saga, Proton Persona, Perodua Kenari, Nissan Cefiro, Naza Suria, Kia Spectra

Replace the RON 92 to RON 95, although provide a better Petrol quality for most of the transportation, but if most of the cars consume the Petrol RON 95 fuel more than RON 97 fuel, then means that it put the burden back to us and help the Petrol companies gain more profit. I think this is the strategies from Petrol companies and government, as if government try to control them not to increase the petrol price, then I believe this is another way to help the Petrol companies. We use it, we pay it, they gain it! :)

Below is the list of Malaysia Petroleum Companies:-
Shell (Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd) ~ http://www.shell.com.my/
Bangunan Shell Malaysia, Off Jalan Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 1 300 88 1808 (Customer Service Centre), 1 800 88 3899 (Emergency), 03 2095 9144, Fax: 03 2091 2957

Petronas ~ http://www.petronas.com.my/
Tower 1, Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2026 5000, Fax: 03 2026 5050

Exxon Mobil Corporation (Esso, Mobil) ~ http://www.esso.com.my/
Level 16, Menara ExxonMobil, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2053 3000, 1 300 88 0323 (Smiles Customer Service Hotline)

Caltex (Caltex Oil Malaysia Limited) ~ http://www.caltex.com.my/
Level 3, Tower & Annex, Menara Millennium, 8, Jalan Damanlela, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 1 800 88 3188 (Hotline), 03 2289 6688, 03 2730 6988, Fax: 03 2289 6608

Castrol (Premier Lubricants (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd) ~ http://www.castrol.com/
Level 35, Menara Maxis, Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2059 5555, Fax: 03 2059 5560

BHP (Bousted Petroleum Marketing) ~ http://www.bhpetrol.com.my/
Level 31, Menara Maxis, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 1 800 18 8888

Petrol RON 95! You Need More Power! You Pay More!