Biggest Boost in the Littlest Bottle: This Octane Booster Proven Better Than The Rest
Us wee folks in the Southeast Asian region have not been shielded from the relentless surge in global fuel prices and drivers of cars that require high octane fuels especially have, despite their deeper pockets, been feeling the pain at the pump. If you have been impacted by the sky-high prices of high-octane fuel and have been considering the use of additives aka an octane booster, you’re on the right track. But not all octane boosters are created equal.
Our sponsor X-1R wanted to know how their product compared to others in the market and so got the prestigious, independent laboratory Intertek-Caleb Brett in Singapore to test 11 octane boosters available to consumers across Southeast Asia. (Read the original press release at X1Rasia.com.)
In the first test, Intertek added 60ml of each product to 1 litre of Petronas Primax 95, and tested it using the ASTM D2699 protocol. The results were remarkably distinct. The X-1R Octane Booster was able to deliver twice the amount of boost as the other products.
But more importantly, how did the Octane Boosters perform in real-world applications? In a second test, Intertek diluted the products according to the manufacturer’s recommended treat rate. For this test, Shell 95 RON was used. Once again, X-1R Octane Booster came out on top as shown in these numbers:
|X1R Octane Booster||60ml to 75 litres||98.4|
|GAT Oktanbooster||300ml to 60litres||97.0|
|Hardex||188ml to 50 litres||97.2|
|Voltronic G30||300ml to 45 litres||97.5|
|STP Jet Fuel||155ml to 94 litres||96.4|
|Wynns||325ml to 70 litres||96.9|
|Bluchem||250ml to 60 litres||96.0|
|Petronas Durance||250ml to 50 litres||96.4|
|Total||250ml to 50 litres||96.2|
|Abro||354ml to 80 litres||96.0|
|Johnsens||355ml to 80 litres||95.5|
- Test Fuel: Shell 95, which tested at 95.8 RON
- Protocol: ASTM D2699
- Laboratory: Intertek -Caleb Brett, Singapore
This little 60ml bottle of X-1R Octane Booster can boost a tankful of fuel by about 3 octane numbers, and that’s plenty enough. But that’s not all. Not only is the X-1R Octane Booster the most efficacious of them all, it also costs the least at RM23 per dose, which means you can save almost 50% on high-octane fuel.
And if you are lucky, you might get it at a promo price (which is available at the time of writing and from time to time) and save even more.