So referring to the previous post a few weeks ago, I planned a fuel experiment where I will fill the tank with about RM15 of RON 97 petrol, use it up and then fill up with RON 95 and see the results. I’m happy to announce the results of the RON 95 petrol test in this post.
Actually I filled RM20 of RON 97 petrol and drove around until the fuel gauge was at its final mark. I then filled the tank full with RON 95 petrol. This time I had a trail run in Ulu Kinta, so I drove there with that full tank of RON 95 petrol, thus beginning the RON 95 fuel test.
So the trip consists of an almost 200km journey to Ulu Kinta, Perak, a day of travelling within Ulu Kinta, a trip tu Ipoh to eat Nasi Ganja, then back to KL. Even with that there was still 2 marks of fuel left. So the rest of it was spent driving around urban roads in KL as usual.
The results was again, not as what I expected.
535.6km. That was the furthest I dared to drive until the final fuel gauge mark. Looks like my hypothesis that RON 97 somehow cleaned the engine to make it more efficient was totally wrong. So, now I have excepted that there is no difference in range when one uses RON 97 or RON95.
But I did find something interesting though, look at the table below from beritaterkini.my. Although it’s for September 2013, but I guess it’s not much different from the current prices of RON 95.
Did you know, unsubsidised RON 97 petrol prices had recently gone down 10 sen from RM2.85 per litre to RM2.75 per litre? Judging from the table above, wouldn’t you rather the government put its subsidies on RON 97 since the real price of RON 95 has only a 2 sen difference? Think about it.
iMyn is the Co-Founder and some say Chief Content Officer of RinggitKini.com. Has a craze in travel, writing and current issues.