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#1 Hum

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:02

HAMILTON, NJ – 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 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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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:06

Family Guy comes to mind.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:09

They stalled? I'd have thought it would probably work as a fuel but destroy the engines

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:15

Wonder where the gasoline intended for the stations ended up....
Hopefully, not in any jet airplanes.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:19

Peter Griffin was on the job.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:20

Family Guy comes to mind.

Peter Griffin was on the job.

What is this all about?

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:34

^ There was an episode on Family Guy, where Peter fills up a pick-up truck with jet fuel.

"Airport '07"

http://www.tvguide.c...season-5/100148

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:48

They stalled? I'd have thought it would probably work as a fuel but destroy the engines


Not jet fuel, no, it's basically kerosene. It will just clog up the engine and need to be drained.

Aviation fuel will work in car, however.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 23:16

So the cars didn't fly after that?

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 23:44

Not jet fuel, no, it's basically kerosene. It will just clog up the engine and need to be drained.

Aviation fuel will work in car, however.


they just got a free kerosene flush... lol.. still gotta do the flushing part.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:11

So, is the fuel company going to pay for the repairs to customer's cars?

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:23

I wonder what the kerosene/jet fuel would have done in a diesel Jetta?