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BANGKOK 25 April 2019 23:10
cheeryble

Should I change back to 91 from 95?

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I would learn to say diesel in Thai. "'Solah"

 

 

 

"Solah" I've never heard it called that.

 

"Dee-sen" is widely understood by Thais to mean "Diesel"

 

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3 minutes ago, johng said:

 

 

 

 

 

"Solah" I've never heard it called that.

 

"Dee-sen" is widely understood by Thais to mean "Diesel"

 

Fink he got confused with the free electric thingy....😊

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29 minutes ago, marin said:

I would learn to say diesel in Thai. "'Solah"

 

Especially as the pump attendants are hired without a university education and without speaking English. Could save a lot of time and trouble..

yeah! excepting that for the past week I had been in a Fortuner; surronded by a car full of Thais, all saying 'you pay the desal'

 

who am I to contradict them? for that means I am rejecting them...

 

 

 

anyhows my point was that having 'Diesel' written in the flap was a waste of time

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On 4/16/2019 at 2:21 PM, marin said:

I would learn to say diesel in Thai. "'Solah"

 

Especially as the pump attendants are hired without a university education and without speaking English. Could save a lot of time and trouble..

No idea what your "Solah" is supposed to mean, i think you got something wrong (or maybe it's Laos, Khmer or Lanna and not Thai)

Thais say/write ดีเซล, which is just Diesel written with Thai alphabet. Because of how Thai works they read it "Diesen" (they pronounce it about like "decent" without the t).

When standing at the gas pump and you say anything like Diesel, the Thai person should understand it.

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On 4/15/2019 at 11:04 AM, cheeryble said:

 


Vitara 16v 1600 1999
Hi Transam
If I answer you I answer all I used 91 for years.
As the price diff was small I tried 95 gasohol.
It seemed to have a bit more power But given the NYT article and answers here I wonder if it was the placebo effect.
I started looking up specs online......no manual handy......but given the variety of names this model can have and also reading octane ratings can be different in different countries and people speaking of 87 on Suzuki forums I thought I’d present the article locally for comment.
Kinda interested why there’s such a saving in the US but just a baht here.......do they use gasohol?
BTW yesterday checked car no octane rating on door rim but discovered that someone’s put a Nissan fuel cap on my Suzuki Vitara with nothing written.
If we think there’s no difference in power I’ll change back and buy myself a treat now and again.


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That should be able to run on paraffin ... just add a little drop of the local whisky to help it along ...

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