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RON92: Leaded or Unleaded?

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 09:21 AM


    Fast & Furious

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I can see this is a very exhilarating topic for some..

There has been no Leaded Petrol in Malaysia for the past 7 years.


Can we move on now Wink



Posted 28 September 2005 - 09:34 AM


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HERE'S THE POSTING FROM http://www.adb.org/v...ns/MAL/fuel.asp

Malaysia: Fuels
Conventional fuels
Number of fuel refineries: 3
Lead phaseout: Yes (since 1998)

Lead Phased out Programme

Malaysia first started the fuel quality improvement by reducing the lead
content in gasoline fuel through the introduction of the Environmental
Quality (Control of Lead Concentration in Motor Gasoline) Regulations

1985 (1st Stage Reduction) - Reduction of lead content from the initial
0.84g/l to 0.5g/l.

1990 (2nd Stage Reduction) - Further reduction from 0.5 g/l to 0.15g/l.

1991 - Almost all of the oil companies started to voluntarily introduce
unleaded gasoline (ULG)

1997 - Unleaded gasoline accounted for about 82% of nationwide gasoline

August 1998 - Governement announces ban of leaded gasoline


Posted 29 September 2005 - 10:24 AM


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Why is everybody talking in absolute terms? RON 92 is not absolutely
leaded. RON 92 & 97 are unleaded. However, what I have heard is that
certain stations carry leaded fuel to cater for older vehicles, and the
octane rating for this fuel is also RON 92. Plesae take note that this is
what I've heard; am not claiming to be an expert.

I know a guy who owns a beautifully-restored VW Beattle. He uses leaded
fuel which he sources from 1 or 2 stations around his area.


Hey, dipsh*t, as I have mentioned before, that was NOT my contention, but,
another forummer, "thailand". Here it is, again. Hopefully, your miniscule
brain can absorb it, this time.

Posted 15 Sep by thailand:

"Unleaded vs Leaded issue very easily solved. The pump nozzle for unleaded
petrol (no matter what grade) is slightly smaller diameter than for leaded
fuel. On the other hand the petrol filler "hole" on cars which need
unleaded fuel (ie with cat)is slightly smaller diameter so that only the
pump nozzle for unleaded petrol can go into the "hole". The nozzle for
leaded fuel will be too big. This is a international safety precaution so
that u do not fill in leaded petrol and damage your cat."


Posted 30 September 2005 - 07:02 AM



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i think it's good that someone has raises some doubts about the issue
of 'bigger nozzles' so that v can discuss n clarify about this. IMO,
octane rating for this type of petrol should not be only 'ron 92' but i
could b wrong. i'm just curious, those who come across 'bigger nozzle'
did they actually see the word 'ron 92' written on the pump ? or just
judging it by the color of the pump ?

p/s : pls dont shoot me... i'm just a newbird here....ekekekeke


Posted 30 September 2005 - 10:27 AM


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Another way to confirm RON92 and RON97 is the price.
RON 92 is cheaper by I think 10 sen/litre.


Posted 30 September 2005 - 06:22 PM


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Ron92 - RM 1.58
RON97 - RM 1.62

Source - Caltex Sunway Pyramid


Posted 30 September 2005 - 08:39 PM



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just received some info. those pumps with 'bigger nozzzle' should NOT b
use by vehicle with 'Unleaded Petrol' requirement. eventhough it's
unleaded. pls correct me if i'm wrong.


Posted 01 October 2005 - 01:26 AM


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This is taken from my email i sent to Shell Malaysia.

"Thank you for contacting Shell

Please note that Shell Fuels sold at petrol station are unleaded.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at the Shell Customer Service Centre (
1-300-88-1808 ) should you require further assistance.

On behalf Technical Service Engineer.

Vanaja Doraisamy
Shell Customer Service Centre
Bangunan Shell Malaysia, Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel:1 300 88 1808"

So if anyone here encounters a bigger nozzle for RON92 take note the petrol
is UNLEADED, only thing is the station manager too stingy to have the
nozzles replaced.


Posted 01 October 2005 - 07:46 AM


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Just hate to see this topic raise and talk again and again non-stop.

OK. Freshoil, let me know the petrol station name, place and company. Let
me get our Government shut down their petrol station due to law violation
of selling leaded petrol in the market. Deal?

*Pissed off forum member for this topic*


Posted 01 October 2005 - 11:46 AM


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"Just hate to see this topic raise and talk again and again non-stop."

The solution is quite simple, actually; stop clicking into this topic. Or,
since u're so "pissed-off", maybe you should rebuke the thread author and
threaten anyone who is thinking of starting a similar thread. Deal?

"OK. Freshoil, let me know the petrol station name, place and company. Let
me get our Government shut down their petrol station due to law violation
of selling leaded petrol in the market. Deal?"

My, my, aren't we the little eager-beaver, civic-conscious,
Karam-Singh-Walia-wannabe citizen! I don't give a hoot if there is leaded
petrol in the market; I don't need it. If there is, all I want to know is
how it is differentiated from unleaded. If there isn't, my life will still
be the same.

Go on your little crusade, if u want. But, if u wanna 'enforce' the law, I
suggest you direct your anger and energy into more important issues. Refer
to Karam's reports for direction. Deal?

"*Pissed off forum member for this topic*"

I heard yoga helps. Deal?