At Steyn’s Diesel Services we offer the following:
Routine Service every 6 months which includes:
Major Service every 12 months / 300 hours which includes:
General maintenance and repair.
Service documentation and invoice emailed after the visit.
Recommendations for remedial work or generator repairs.
24 hour call-out service to our clients.
Whether a ‘next day' service or pre-planned service is required, we can provide generator servicing and maintenance support to suit your business needs.

Possibilities of generator failure increase when service and maintenance checks are not performed so please allow us to take care of the maintenance, servicing and repair of your generator.
Our Customers enjoy prompt attention when it comes to the refuelling of their generators and diesel bulk tanks.

During the refuelling our technicians will carry-out a brief check on fuel lines and report any obvious maintenance required on the generator or diesel bulk tank.

We offer a 24 hour diesel delivery service which includes the following:
Delivery of diesel fuel for any equipment which uses diesel such as generators, farm equipment, construction equipment and any other diesel engine equipment;
Checking of fuel lines and reporting any obvious maintenance required;
Checking the condition of the existing fuel in the diesel tank;
Checking for any water content and mould in the diesel fuel;
Providing feedback to the customer advising if fuel filtration is needed;
Attending to diesel delivery in the KZN area.
We know it’s a problem, but what is this “algae”?  How did it get there?  What can we do to get rid of it and save our expensive diesel fuel and expensive equipment!?

Diesel “algae” is actually a bloom of microbial growth within the fuel tank.  Microbial growths exist and grow due to diesel standing for too long as well as the presence of water and / or sunlight in the diesel fuel tank - something fuel should NOT be exposed to within a fuel tank.  If this is you, you’ve got a problem, but we have the solution!!

Problem solved!

Before your diesel fuel becomes contaminated with algae, rust, dirt and sludge, causing corrosion in your tank and generator, it is vital to establish a maintenance plan for stored fuel which includes:
Visually inspecting inside the fuel tank for fuel color and odors
Removing of algae
Filtering of diesel fuel
Cleaning of the diesel tank
Inspecting all fittings and filters for rot and rust
Changing filters where necessary
Taking samples for testing on request
We recommend carrying-out this maintenance plan every 3-6 months.  We can help you to create routine maintenance schedule for your stored fuel.  If left alone, it can cost you far more than a few hours every few months.
Fuel and oil
Filter checks,
Cooling system checks,
Control panel and instrument checks,
Exhaust system checks,
Engine electrical system checks,
Alternator checks,
Cleaning of generator room / canopy set,
Ensure that generator is in good working order.
Replacing of fuel and oil,
Replacing of filters,
Cooling system check and replacing coolant,
Control panel and instrument checks,
Exhaust system checks,
Engine electrical system checks,
Alternator check and greasing of bearings,
Cleaning of generator room / canopy set,
Ensure that generator is in good working order.
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During the period of “load shedding” many people bought generators and kept them topped up with diesel fuel awaiting the next power outage. 

How long does diesel fuel last in storage?

Did you know: in 20°C weather, diesel fuel can be stay in useable condition for around 12 months, if stored under the correct conditions?   In temperatures above 30°C, diesel fuel stays in useable condition for around 6-12 months..

Why does diesel have such a short storage life?  If you use diesel fuel, whether for a backup generator or even your yacht, you may have heard of the term diesel “algae”.  This “algae”, also known as diesel bug or diesel bacteria, is one of the main causes for clogged fuel filters and damaged injectors.