When Lynda Logie pulled into the Bonjour Total Service Station in Knysna on November 1 and asked the pump attendant for R200’s worth of fuel, she assumed that as usual they would be guided by the clear green label on the fuel-tank cap reading “Diesel”. But instead, the attendant pumped in unleaded petrol – with disastrous consequences.
A few kilometres from Bonjour Total, the vehicle seized up. On examining her cash slip, she discovered that her 2007 model Tata TDI car had been fed petrol, not diesel. Logie returned to the Total garage where owner Guy Clift called a local company to siphon off the petrol from her tank.
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