Refueling Challenges in the Rural Settlement

In addition to very bad roads taking a toll on the White Horse (2003 4.2L TLC), fueling with diesel contaminated with water moisture caused rusting of the fuel tank and damaged the fuel filter etc resulting in the need for an expensive maintenance overhaul. The base of the operation is a rural settlement, Gunotsoga, which does not have a proper diesel/petrol filling station. The station stores the diesel in containers in a shed. It is syphoned from the container into a bucket and then poured through a funnel into a cut out plastic bottle and into the vehicle. Moisture easily contaminates the diesel during its storage and during the fueling process, particularly during the rainy season. See the next log for Tebogo's solution!

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