RON97 and RON95 Facts
Over the past few years, we have heard plenty about the differences between RON97 and RON95 fuels that were introduced in Malaysia and other countries for some reasons. There have been a number of debates on benefits and drawbacks of each type of fuel, especially in regards to fuel efficiency and the amount of distance that would be obtained through the use of these fuels.
Some reports that claim that RON95 fuel is better for short distance traveling while RON97 fuel is a better choice for longer distance traveling.
While other claims that RON97 fuel offers better performance compared to RON95 fuel.
But how such legitimate are claims? Is RON97 fuel really more efficient for long distance journeys or is just another assumption made by people?
Let’s find out what the difference between these fuels before we draw any conclusion.
RON, or Research Octane Number, is a number that is awarded to different grades of fuel with regards to its capability to resist auto-ignition aka. knocking. Thus with higher grade RON fuels in your ride, your engine would find it more difficult to auto-ignite as resistance is higher.
Higher compression ratio engine (supercar or luxury car engine) would naturally require fuel with elevated RON figures as they deal with higher temperatures and compression, and thus are more prone to knocking issues. Putting lower grade of fuel (lesser than RON97) into the high compression ratio engine car will cause the car to burn the fuel less efficient, thus the car will under power and damaging the engine as well.
To make this simple, drivers are recommended to use fuel with higher RON numbers, such RON97 or RON98 if the drivers are driving a high compression ratio engine car such as Type-R Honda Civic 2.0. If the driver is driving a car with lower compression ratio engine car such as Toyota Vios like me, then putting RON95 fuel would be sufficient.
In another way, by putting RON97 fuel into the car does not give the driver more mileages than RON95 fuel if the car does not require RON 97 fuel.
The fact that RON95 fuel is sold at cheaper prices does not mean that RON95 fuel is of lesser quality, instead, it is a type of fuel that caters for specific engine requirements, just like how the RON97 caters for higher performance car’s engine.
If the car does not require RON97 fuel, it is best that the driver sticks back to RON95 fuel as there are no proven statistics that prove that RON97 fuel performs better than RON95 fuel for a vehicle that carries on the same engine.
The amount of distance that you travel would definitely depend on the habit of the drivers rather than the type of fuel put into the petrol tank. In other words, the more passive the driver is, the higher the chances are of obtaining greater distances with the vehicle.
My Toyota Vios gave me great fuel efficiency even though I just filled up RON95 all these years into my car’s petrol tank.
See my RON95 fuel consumption efficiency stats at below:
Every driver has the chance to achieve good mileages with their vehicles if they driving it in the right way and habits.
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