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Nitewolf
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:26:59 AM

The Associated Press

HAMILTON, N.J. — Officials say aviation fuel was pumped into cars after it was mistakenly delivered to three New Jersey gas stations.

Authorities closed a station in Lawrence, and two in Hamilton after the error was discovered.

Mercer County spokeswoman Julie Willmot tells The Times of Trenton ( http://bit.ly/YWcquW) the stations will remain closed until all underground storage tanks, lines and filters are emptied and cleaned.

State officials are investigating how the mistake happened.

Several cars stalled on Friday when a gas station in Keyport and one in Manasquan unknowingly pumped jet fuel into their tanks.
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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 6:00:52 PM

Wow what a costly mistake.
NedW
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 3:35:49 PM

Ethanol-free gasoline smells better.
pilotmass
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 10:19:52 AM

Jet fuel has poorer Lubricity properties and would have fried the high pressure fuel pumps.
blupupher
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 9:37:12 AM

If it was a diesel vehicle it would have been fine, but gasoline vehicles, ouch.
TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 9:06:35 AM

Wow, they keep making these mistakes in delivery by the oil companies. These truckers must be working too much!
BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 8:50:22 AM

That doesn't sound good!!!
dr047
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 7:01:12 AM


Ya never know what you'll get.
molebaby96
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 1:07:28 AM

WOW
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:04:48 PM

BP stations?
lesndave
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:41:14 PM

Oops
MidNJ
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:32:12 PM

I hope the gas that was supposed to go to the gas stations did not end up in jet fuel tanks.

Things could be a lot worse when an engine stalls out at 5,000 feet altitude.
jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:32:13 PM

Whoops
playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:53:20 PM

Putting jet fuel in a plane with a piston engine will cause the engine to catch on fire. At least that is what is taught in Aircraft mechanic schools. (I have not experienced this) Not a nice thing to have happen at 5000ft.

The point is, THAT is what is likely to happen if you burn jet fuel in your car. Unless your car engine burns diesel, then there is not likely to be a problem. Ive seen that done.

Now if it was just aviation gas, its just high octane gas. I have heard of people putting that in race cars.

[Edited by: playtimeCLE at 12/11/2012 6:56:51 PM EST]
tnfran
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:46:21 PM

How can they 'unknowingly ? pump that into a regular gas station tanks? THey have a bill of lading with the description of their load- unless the someone at the refinery where they pick up the fuels messed up.
Joeski1
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:48:16 PM

and the vehicles didn't take off....go figure..

wow... we used to run av gas to get more octane for the big blocks...

but jet fuel.. well .. that's for jets...
mike56MI
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 3:48:57 PM

Get your wings.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:12:09 PM

Oh this is almost too classic!
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:41:04 PM

And now we know how the Ford Fusion was able to achieve 47 mpg! :)
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:17:10 PM


What a monumental blunder! Which jets received gasoline, I wonder...
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:13:25 PM

Flight attendants, prepare for takeoff.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:10:02 PM

I will take a tank for my truck.
yanman22
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:01:12 PM

that ought to clean out my 200k mile engine
slowpoke
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:48:10 PM

That ought to give a little get up and go.
k503301
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:34:21 PM

big mess, oops
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:33:40 PM

Yeah, cars don't run on kerosene.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:31:41 PM

what a mess.
munkeyciao
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:07:22 PM

And here I was hoping they found a new way to make cars fly...
Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:05:12 PM

WOW, that was a big costly mistake!
md11capt
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:45:51 AM

Just change the pumps to diesel.
Ken2OD
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:32:12 AM

OOPS!

All fuel trucks have the "code number" of the liquid posted on the side of the tanks so that fire fighters can determine the type of liquid inside the tank. Gasoline code is #1203 and jet fuel code is #1863.

bar1035
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:19:21 AM

Where was Michael Waltrip when this happened?
52MPG
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:19:08 AM

Proof that jet fuel does not work in cars.
JDchefF
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:12:56 AM

Ouch! Light up the afterburners the lawyers are coming.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:55:55 AM

Too bad it wasn't LL100 or Ll110 avgas. At the worst, that stuff would have just taken out the cat converters.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:54:49 AM

zoom zoom
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Preview of what Obamacare has in store for you.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:47:02 AM

If the streets racers knew, they would have been there in no time flat!
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:44:59 AM

too bad and too funny
Night Owl
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:44:28 AM

Let the lawsuits begin!
MrDeath666
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:39:51 AM

Guess those cars stalled on takeoff since they had no wings.
WalkingWV
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:38:52 AM

Jet fuel is about the same as kerosene. Just putting that out there because many people think jet fuel is some sort of ultra high octane gasoline.
vjs3
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:36:42 AM

Major ouch! Think of the upcoming lawsuits...
67CTD
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:29:12 AM

that is some bad luck
carolfitz4438
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:29:06 AM

wonder who will pay for repairs
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