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Jakarta Post

Taxis remain in the dark on fuel pump problems

  • Alfian

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 26 2010   /  10:18 am

More cars in Greater Jakarta are stalling due to blocked fuel pumps. While the cause officially remains a mystery, many car owners suspect the problem lies in the low quality of the fuel. Major taxi operator Blue Bird Group reported that, as of Monday last week, the company had found fuel pump failures in 1,200 of their cars. But, the number increased sharply in just a few days. "As of Friday, the number of cars with fuel pump problems reached 1,400," Blue Bird's public relations Teguh Wijayanto told The Jakarta Post on Saturday. Teguh said the fuel pump jams began June this year. "Normally, the pumps last for 90,000 kilometers, but in recent cases, the fuel pumps are damaged after driving between only 4,000 and 15,000 kilometers," he said. Teguh added that many drivers informed that a dark liquid had been found in the taxi's fuel filters, but quickly added that ...