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NedW

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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:25:44 PM

Officials say aviation fuel was pumped into cars after it was mistakenly delivered to three New Jersey gas stations.
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ceklea
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 10:42:27 AM

Another version of this story concludes, "Although it is unclear how many automobiles were affected by the mix-up, none of them were suddenly capable of breaking the sound barrier, so there goes that dream."
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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 10:22:39 AM

So who's going to pay for that mistake
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Goatroper
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 8:54:44 AM

Jet fuel is kerosene, would not do your motor good.
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FPLREP
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 6:29:04 AM

That was an expensive mistake, because jet fuel is far more expensive than gas.
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spotterFL
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 6:01:47 AM


But officer.....the reason I was "flying low" was because they mistakenly pumped JET FUEL into my car!!!!
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rcornel
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 2:56:15 AM

Wow!
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 1:16:16 AM

Pretty expensive mix up.
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gcalleja
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:11:12 AM

I wonder why jet fuel won't work in cars.
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:04:28 AM

What runway did they take off on?
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:44:26 PM

Yikes
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carranco
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:41:54 PM

Whups.
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:16:27 PM

Wow. Good thing it didn't make cars fly.
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gbs1
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:08:54 PM

WOW
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must87searcher
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:07:39 PM

Mistakes are always possible. Some of them do come out too be very costly. There was one large cost in this case.
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 9:54:33 PM

Jet fuel doesn't work very well in a gasoline engine.
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BBopp
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:55:44 PM

Very bad indeed!
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CVA19
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:53:02 PM

The jet fuel must have been put into the gasoline storage tanks (article indicated cars that stalled). If it had been put into the diesel storage tanks, nobody would have noticed (jet fuel is a kerosene-type distillate).
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elhefe2003
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:27:44 PM

If it was pumped out of the diesel tanks bet no one knew the difference.
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skinsfan125
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:27:23 PM

and in a related story, toyota prius hits 300 miles an hour.
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TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:20:56 PM

ouch...
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kag2010
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 7:55:55 PM

Ford Fusion was able to achieve 47 mpg but not no jet fuel!!
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 7:48:25 PM

Hey, even the highly paid New Jersey professional fuel jockeys couldn't tell the difference!
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dh0770
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 7:45:26 PM

Now that's an octane boost!
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Radar1992
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 7:23:12 PM

So now is the TSA roping off the gas stations?
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 7:11:36 PM

It probably wasn't as harmful as ethanol!
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Lugi1967
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 7:06:42 PM

Hard to believe that could happen
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teenitup
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:11:46 PM

Oops.
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RonElp
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:59:24 PM

Someone should have been suspicious when they had to go thru security and patted down. If the gas station touched my junk, I would have definitely known it was the wrong fuel.
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Joeski1
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:49:24 PM

hey Ned..

looks like ya got beat by a few articles...
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LostInNY
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:29:14 PM

Ge it that why the car flew through 10 miles when I tapped the gs pedal!
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xgojim
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 4:57:22 PM

Where's "Back to the Future" when you need it?
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txkrb
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 4:47:15 PM

Not good jet fuel is basically kerosene
Probably no long term damage but engine cleanup could be costly
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PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 4:37:24 PM

That would mess a car up real fast.
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badboy72714
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 4:17:23 PM

that cant be good
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bluetruck54
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 4:05:42 PM

I'm no expert, but isn't there a big difference between these 2 fuels
that should have been noticed by somebody: even the person fueling
the car?????
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sailorjupoak
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 3:52:47 PM

Oops indeed...
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ObieDog
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 3:51:30 PM

It's the Jetsons.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 3:42:54 PM

i hope that wholesaler has deep pockets
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fowlcan
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 3:41:11 PM

Wow, the cars will really go for a while. Then the hole in the piston the av fuel burned will appear as a siezed engine.
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bisonjim
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 3:36:56 PM

Somebody will be paying for new engines. Jet fuel & reciprocating engines do NOT mix.
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johton
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 3:27:16 PM

Better hold on, flaps down!
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djwhit
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 3:10:02 PM

THATS JET FUEL IS ALOT MORE THEN GAS...........
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EdWoods
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:30:30 PM

That explains the VW Jetta that passed me at 350mph on the Jersey turnpikle......
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Cothrom
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:11:05 PM

Oh the delivery! Mistakenly delivered? If you don't know the "Hazmat" you are hauling, that's pretty freaky
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PCWHIZ
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:09:11 PM

I wonder who's paying for this screw up.
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lyanMI
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:02:03 PM

Hope it doesn't ruin engine.
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SolarReplaceGas
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:40:24 PM

And now we know how the Ford Fusion was able to achieve 47 mpg! :)
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pbalmeo
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:39:23 PM

Ouch. That will kill your car.
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Discovery02
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:37:55 PM

Well that's the bad news...but the good news from this story is that those cras which recieved the jet fuel are now booking flights to a variety of destinations at really inexpensive prices...leg room is still about the same though.
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1brendle
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:34:46 PM

Jet fuel has a distinct odor...would think that would have noticed when they started pumping in their gas tank.
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