1. Hanno Labuschagne

    Eskom claps back at De Ruyter and DA over diesel-burning allegations

    Eskom claps back at De Ruyter and DA over diesel-burning allegations Eskom has hit back at speculation that it is burning diesel excessively to power its open-cycle gas turbines (OCGTs) and avoid load-shedding. In a statement on Friday evening, the power utility said that "contrary to media...
  2. C

    Total(Enegies) selling 10ppm diesel

    I stumbled across this today: https://totalenergies.co.za/excellium-diesel-d10 I thought that only Sasol marketed 10ppm in SA. Has anyone filled up with 10ppm diesel at a TotalEnergies forecourt? It looks like they only sell 10ppm in Gauteng and KZN. I don't see press releases on this.
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    Diesel vs Electric vs Petrol — greenest cars to drive in South Africa

    Diesel vs Electric vs Petrol — greenest cars to drive in South Africa Electric cars available in South Africa with comparable petrol or diesel equivalents generally have similar or lower carbon emissions, a recent MyBroadband comparison has shown. The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is...
  4. Hanno Labuschagne

    Most fuel-efficient diesel vehicles selling for less than R500,000 in SA

    Most fuel-efficient diesel vehicles selling for less than R500,000 in SA There are only a handful of highly fuel-efficient passenger diesel cars available in South Africa for less than R500,000. Diesel vehicles are significantly less thirsty than their petrol-powered counterparts — at least...
  5. Sapphiron

    High end Petrol vs Entry level Diesel

    We are currently considering getting a new generator for our small business. We pull about 4KW of load from a Ryobi 7900K. its about 5 years old now and has served us well. For the most part we are happy with it, but with having to run it around 2 hours a day, we have seen some power supplies...
  6. Jan

    South Africa's power lifeline frays as Eskom scrambles for diesel

    Eskom diesel emergency Eskom is living hand-to-mouth in its efforts to obtain the diesel needed to continue running its open-cycle gas turbines (OCGTs), which, in the face of prolonged power generation outages, is the only way the utility can stave off severe and ongoing curtailment of South...
  7. The_Librarian

    "No more money for diesel" - Eskom.

  8. Jan

    Eskom went through 48.5 million litres of diesel in 20 days

    Eskom burnt R626 million in diesel in 20 days — enough to fill a million VW Polos Eskom has burnt 48.5 million litres of diesel for R626 million, running open-cycle gas turbine power plants to meet peak power demands this month. This volume of diesel is enough to fill the tanks of 1,077,777...
  9. Jan

    Petrol price increasing 53c and diesel going up 78c-79c

    Big petrol and diesel price hikes for South Africa The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has published adjustments to South Africa's fuel prices for February 2022. It's bad news at the pumps, with all grades of petrol and diesel set for increases.
  10. Jan

    Comparing carbon emissions of a diesel car to an electric vehicle charged from the Eskom grid

    Electric cars are worse for the environment than diesel in South Africa Electric vehicles are said to be environmentally friendly alternatives to petrol and diesel-powered cars, but this is not the case in South Africa. South Africa relies heavily on coal-fired power plants, which release...
  11. Hanno Labuschagne

    South Africa will ban 50ppm diesel from September 2023

    South Africa will ban 50ppm diesel from September 2023 South Africa published regulations that lower the sulfur content allowed in the country’s diesel fuel, which may force some oil refineries to upgrade in order to meet the standards. Diesel grades allowed for sale may not exceed 10 parts...
  12. Ivan Leon

    Maruti 1.5L Diesel : Official Review (Ciaz, Ertiga) - India

    What you'll like: • Quite an all-rounder of a diesel engine • Top-class refinement levels! Very smooth experience • Improved driveability, decent highway performance & relaxed cruiseability • Sweet 6-speed manual gearbox is a joy to use • Fuel-efficient nature, whether in the city or on the...
  13. S

    Need Diesel Depots in various locations

    Hi all, I am hoping someone in the logistics industry will be able to help me. I need to find diesel depots at various locations in Gauteng, North West and Limpopo but because most of South Africa hasn't discovered the internet searching online isn't working out too well for me! We deploy...
  14. Ivan Leon

    South Korea bans driving BMWs under recall due to fires

    South Korea will ban driving recalled BMWs that haven't received safety checks following dozens of fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component. South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Tuesday the ban taking effect Wednesday affects about...
  15. Ivan Leon

    Ford 1.4L TDCI injector failure

    There have been reports of fuel injector failures on Ford's 1.4-litre TDCI engines. The affected cars include the 2010,2011 and 2012 Ford Figo and Fiesta diesel models. The injectors, which are manufactured by Continental cost around Rs. 16,000 each. According to various members on the forum...
  16. K

    Diesel Prices in the Western Cape

    Hi, So as most people who use diesel know, the price is unregulated and can differ vastly between petrol stations. I'm hoping to gather data on the price of diesel at as many petrol stations in the Western Cape as I can. This will also help with finding out where the cheapest place to fill...
  17. Ivan Leon

    Daimler recalls millions of diesel cars over harmful emissions

  18. L

    Is it safe to continue driving a car in Limp Mode

    My car is a diesel Chevy and it is currently in Limp Mode. The reasons are because the turbo is no longer boosting well and the DPF needs replacement. Because of financial constraints I cannot pay for repairs. The car is already out of warranty. I think I will be able to fix it sometime in...
  19. Kevin Lancaster

    A step toward renewable diesel

    A step toward renewable diesel MIT engineers have genetically reprogrammed a strain of yeast so that it converts sugars to fats much more efficiently, an advance that could make possible the renewable production of high-energy fuels such as diesel.
  20. J

    Golf 5 1.9 TDI over - revving when engine is turned on - Help

    HI I recently drove up from Cape Town to Johannesburg in in a recently purchased second-hand Golf 5 1.9 TDI. After Stopping in Colesberg for the night, I started my engine and noticed a cascade of over-revving upon ignition. I turned off, and tried again and it was fine. Going up to...