Monday, February 27, 2012
Driving yesterday from Kiabakari to Mwanza was not without an unexpected setback. We put diesel to my old truck on Saturday at Kiabakari fuel station to get to Mwanza at least. Huge mistake. When the level of fuel went down, approaching Kisesa on the outskirts of Mwanza, the car started to choke on the fuel and stopped. Had to wait for a while, trying to restart the engine again. It happened a few times before I was able to crawl up to Buzuruga Bus Terminal and LakeOil Fuel Station where I add more diesel. The problem stopped and never reappeared again so far. Looks like they baptize fuel in Kiabakari, adding water or kerosene. Luckily the fuel pump was not damaged by this mixture. And I hope we will be able to drive back to Kiabakari without any problem. Keep your fingers crossed!