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Old 26-09-2012, 04:00 PM   #1
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Difference between different grade of Petrol

Hi all,

I am currently driving a Toyota Corolla, 2006 make.
I purchased it recently and have been pumping Esso 2000 ever since.

I was just wondering, is this petrol a suitable one for my car, given that it is already 6++ years old.

Also, can I ask what is the difference between Esso 2000 and Shell 92?

Secondly, what is the difference between Esso 5000 and Esso 2000?

Can any expert enlighten me on the above?
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Old 26-09-2012, 06:10 PM   #2
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Difference between the Esso 5000 and Esso 2000 is probably the amount of additives in it.
I drive a Swift 1.5A and used to pumped Shell V power all the time. so when the price of V power was too high for my liking, i switched to Shell 98. Could definitely feel the power difference when I put the pedal down but it wasnt that bad.. still worth the savings to me
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Old 26-09-2012, 07:50 PM   #3
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Hi all,

I am currently driving a Toyota Corolla, 2006 make.
I purchased it recently and have been pumping Esso 2000 ever since.

I was just wondering, is this petrol a suitable one for my car, given that it is already 6++ years old.

Also, can I ask what is the difference between Esso 2000 and Shell 92?

Secondly, what is the difference between Esso 5000 and Esso 2000?

Can any expert enlighten me on the above?
I drive the same car as you but 2005. Used to put ESSO 5000 as regular basis and tested other series and found no significant difference. Dun see the reason to put in top grade fuel as the car don't appreciate the better grade. Now testing other brands these few mths for better mileage but seems ESSO is the best mileage for our car or my car only but Shell fuel is quite responsive.
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Old 27-09-2012, 11:25 AM   #4
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my take will be depend on your car..
last time i drive swift...min 95..try 98 no diff..but try vpower or my vpower racing more power confirm

now driving vios...min 91...pump 92...in singapore ...now no choice wife want lego toy so go pump 95 @ shell...now diff....

but tried vpower racing MY ...got different BUT petrol goes out faster
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Old 27-09-2012, 03:32 PM   #5
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esso 2000 and shell 92 are both RON92 petrol grades, they will have similar performance on your car. the only difference would probably be that shell and esso use different types/brands of additives.

quoted from wiki: "The higher the octane number, the more compression the fuel can withstand before detonating."
thus you should be able to guess what is the difference between 92, 95, 98, etc. petrol grades.

imo, if you have been pumping RON92 for 6years, and the car is not giving you problems, then continue to do so.
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Old 27-09-2012, 03:37 PM   #6
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i can not count how many times i posted this vid before.. -.-

Facts about high octane petrol - YouTube
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Old 27-09-2012, 10:17 PM   #7
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good video

that improved engine performance.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:33 PM   #8
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just pump the minimum ron tat advise by the car manual can already. why waste extra money when after 10years it will be "scrapped" or exported out to other countries?

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The only different I can feel is my enginer much quieter on 98 then 95. Mileage wise, not sure why do make a diff of 20-30km for my case.

Consider that's 2liter of petrol = $4 so its worth for me pumping 98 then 95. Btw I have unichip also tune for 98. Maybe thats why?
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just pump the minimum ron tat advise by the car manual can already. why waste extra money when after 10years it will be "scrapped" or exported out to other countries?

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discussed to death topic already le.

If people have money to burn, then let them burn lor... anyway one tank of 50l only difference by a few dollars.

No need dwell too much over it.
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The only different I can feel is my enginer much quieter on 98 then 95. Mileage wise, not sure why do make a diff of 20-30km for my case.

Consider that's 2liter of petrol = $4 so its worth for me pumping 98 then 95. Btw I have unichip also tune for 98. Maybe thats why?
If your ride is tune for 98 then better pump 98.
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If your ride is tune for 98 then better pump 98.
Correct advice-
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Pump according to what the car manual says or states.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:25 PM   #14
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Mine says 95

But it drives like a total pig on 95, so i always pump 98
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This is always a personal thing. Try it out loh.
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