Water Contamination Of Fuel During The Rainy Season
During the heavy rain season, one needs to take care of where you fuel your vehicles, as water contamination in fuel substantially increases. We see a great deal of Injector pumps and vehicles damaged to water contamination leading to expensive repair costs. To safeguard yourself and your vehicle, where possible use stations on high ground as the chances of water contamination in their ground tanks due to seepage is less likely. Fuel stations in low lying areas such as valleys are more susceptible to ground water finding its way into the storage tanks especially during flooding.
Water in the fuel can impact several different aspects of the vehicle / machine, it will
Decrease the lubricity of the fuel.
Cause damage to the injector.
Cause damage to the Injector Pump / High Pressure Pump
Causes components to stick.
Block your fuel filter.
Cause components to become sticky and result in high return flow or high fuel delivery.
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