I hope it is not too late to announce some good news that Malaysia new petrol RON95 will be fully introduced this 1st of September, and it will cost about RM1.75 per liter, which is 5 cent cheaper than RON97 (RM1.80 per liter recently) but also 5 cent more expensive than RON92 (RM1.70 per liter recently).
But there is another bad news; RON97 petrol price will be increased to RM2.00 per liter. Anyway, thanks to my fellow blogger Lai Ke Po for providing me such kind of useful information.
Do You Know What Is RON?
RON means research octane number and it refers to the ability of gasoline to auto burn inside the engine. Simply say, RON97 is harder to burn compared to RON95.
Higher octane number oil is basically designed for higher performance cars such as sport cars and racing cars. This is to avoid premature burning of oil inside the engine.
A lot of people said that RON92 petrol is the older oil and it is only suitable for older cars only. And, there are also some said that RON92 petrol would make the engine dirty. As comparison, RON92 petrol is less powerful than RON95 and RON97. What do you think?
RON95 could be used for all types of cars including imported luxury cars. This is good opportunity for citizen to switch to cheaper RON95 if previously they used RON97. This is because RON95 offers about the same quality and performance as RON97.
Once RON95 is out, I am sure there will be pretty much consumers trying the new RON95 petrol to see which one feels the best with their car’s engine. However, you have to remember one thing though. Check it out your vehicle fuel requirement. This is because it may cause some side effect, which is known as knocking (poor performance of your vehicle)
How To Check Your Vehicle Minimum Requirement For RON?
1. From your vehicle guidebook.
2. Minimum octane number rating at the back of your fuel lid cover
Based on what I have known, all models from Honda Malaysia are RON95 compatible. But, it is recommended to use RON97 for Honda Civic Type R because of its high performance engine and it was tested in Japan with RON100 for optimum engine performance.
What Types of Fuel Should I Use?
As long as the fuel used is not below the minimum RON requirement (RON91), then it will be appropriate for all cars.