Thursday 7 December 2023

Is it true that using high octane fuel makes the car engine heat up quickly?


Fuel oil (BBM) for vehicles is known to have several types of octane. However, is it true that using a higher octane type than recommended can make the car engine hotter?

Quoting the Hyundai Indonesia page, Friday (8/12/2023), it turns out that using fuel with a higher octane can make the engine heat up quickly, which is not entirely true.

The reason is that engine temperature is often correlated with engine compression, not entirely with fuel. For example, in the Hyundai Creta and Hyundai Stargazer, the 1,500 cc engine used has an engine compression of 10.5:1.

With this compression, it is recommended that the two cars from Hyundai use fuel with 92 octane.

However, this does not mean that if you fill it with fuel with a higher octane, for example 95 octane, the engine will get hotter.

A hotter engine is seen based on engine compression. Higher engine compression will produce higher heat. However, this is of course offset by a more capable cooling system.

In other words, when compared to a lower compression engine, for example 9.5:1, an engine like the Hyundai Creta will probably produce more temperatures.

However, this higher temperature and compression produces an engine that is more efficient, fuel efficient and environmentally friendly.

So if you want to fill in fuel with higher octane, it will make the car engine heat up faster, which is not entirely true.

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