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Old 19-07-10, 08:46 AM
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Does anyone know the availability of 50ppm diesel in Namibia? We're planning on driving round the Southern parts in Sept/Oct.
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Old 19-07-10, 10:23 AM
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We have just done the Northern and Southern part of Namibia and did not find any 50ppm Diesel.

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Old 19-07-10, 04:08 PM
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Nothing available in Namibia although one of the attendants at Keetmanshoop told me some stations have it Windhoek although I couldnt find anything there iether.

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Has this changed? Is there 50ppm available by now?

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Old 16-08-11, 04:56 PM
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Nope. Nothing yet.

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Old 16-08-11, 05:28 PM
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We were there in April over Easter. No luck, only 500ppm (if it even is 500ppm)...

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also did not find any 50ppm in Namib

DID get some dirty diesel at Solitair !! Bakkie kept losing power, once I filled up again the bakkie was fine.
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Old 16-08-11, 07:43 PM
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Take your 2SO with!! You will waste too much time looking for 50ppm.
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Old 16-08-11, 07:53 PM
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no 50ppm in Nam, and apparently that will not be changing anytime soon.

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Old 16-08-11, 08:05 PM
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That is really interesting , in Bots we get SA diesel and 50ppm can be found why not in Namibia , they also get SA diesel.
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We were there in Aug/Sept.....no 50ppm
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That is really interesting , in Bots we get SA diesel and 50ppm can be found why not in Namibia , they also get SA diesel.
Because our government rightly assumes that a diesel engine NEEDS the sulphur in the diesel to help lubricate the pump/injector internals. Longer engine life = fewer imports of new replacement vehicles = smaller trade deficit

Seriously, why bother to change a perfectly agricultural fuel into a high-tech, expensive................agricultural fuel? The cost to service stations, fuel wholesalers etc will be huge. Very small demand, and the cost to roll out / distribute in a country 1 million sq. kms big with maybe 200 000 cars, of which diesels are 30 000, of which modern 50ppm only diesels are only 1000.... Does not make sense. In Botswana they did it, because outside of Maun and Gaberone there is maybe 3 service stations

We will get it in due course. The powers that be are too afraid of being called "backwards" to put it off for very long. Maybe 5 years or so.
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@Gert - the main advantage to the end user is LONGER engine life due to 50PPM.

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It seems like 50 ppm diesel is finally available in Windhoek:

http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...d.php?t=102774

It's a truck refueling station, but they sell to anyone. One can pay with debit or petrol card (or cash, I guess).

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