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(MSNBC)   If you steal a diesel truck, it's probably not a good idea to fill it with unleaded gas and then call the police when it breaks down   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 57
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2009-12-30 01:02:16 AM
www.thevancouverite.com
 
2009-12-30 01:03:09 AM
dumb
 
2009-12-30 01:04:31 AM
I'm starting to become convinced that western Washington is Florida for people who like, such as, are holding their maps upside down.

/See a lot of COPS episodes from out that way
 
2009-12-30 01:12:47 AM
www.vin-diesel.com

I'll just put this here.
 
2009-12-30 01:13:07 AM
i285.photobucket.com
 
2009-12-30 01:17:46 AM
fishki_net.users.photofile.ru
http://fishki_net.users.photofile.ru/photo/fishki_net/3743773/85350992.jpg

njoy
 
2009-12-30 01:19:09 AM
You put diesel in a regular engine and it breaks down.
You put regular gas in a diesel engine in blows the hell up.
 
2009-12-30 01:21:43 AM
I was under the impression that diesel engines have a label near the tank that says diesel only.

/no one said thieves were smart......or could read
 
2009-12-30 01:24:59 AM
When I lived in Kentucky, an older guy was telling me about a buddy who had problems with kids stealing gas from a tank near a farm garage. This went on for a while, and the farmer decided to put diesel in the tank to teach a lesson.
The kids came, pumped the diesel, and barely made it to the main road.

:-)
 
2009-12-30 01:27:09 AM
Baryogenesis: I was under the impression that diesel engines have a label near the tank that says diesel only.

/no one said thieves were smart......or could read


I thought the nozzle and nozzle opening for diesel fueled cars were smaller than unleaded fueled vehicles to prevent such an occurence.

I thought wrong.
 
2009-12-30 01:31:33 AM
Nozzles for Diesel are bigger, they don't fit in regular cars correctly. Gas nozzles however fit in diesel cars. Once had a customer come in with an 09 Avalon saying the car stopped running after she put gas in it, turns out she had put diesel in it. Little old asian lady kept wondering why she had to work so hard to put fuel in
 
2009-12-30 01:32:51 AM
NeedleGuy: Baryogenesis: I was under the impression that diesel engines have a label near the tank that says diesel only.

/no one said thieves were smart......or could read

I thought the nozzle and nozzle opening for diesel fueled cars were smaller than unleaded fueled vehicles to prevent such an occurence.

I thought wrong.


Nice. That makes it even better. The guy had to ignore a visual warning and jam (or aim) the nozzle into the opening just to accomplish this feat of genius.
 
2009-12-30 01:33:49 AM
Baryogenesis: NeedleGuy: Baryogenesis: I was under the impression that diesel engines have a label near the tank that says diesel only.

/no one said thieves were smart......or could read

I thought the nozzle and nozzle opening for diesel fueled cars were smaller than unleaded fueled vehicles to prevent such an occurence.

I thought wrong.

Nice. That makes it even better. The guy had to ignore a visual warning and jam (or aim) the nozzle into the opening just to accomplish this feat of genius.


ShagginWagon: Nozzles for Diesel are bigger, they don't fit in regular cars correctly. Gas nozzles however fit in diesel cars. Once had a customer come in with an 09 Avalon saying the car stopped running after she put gas in it, turns out she had put diesel in it. Little old asian lady kept wondering why she had to work so hard to put fuel in

Never mind my previous post then. So, it's more like a hot dog down a hallway instead.
 
2009-12-30 01:38:02 AM
Baryogenesis: Baryogenesis: NeedleGuy: Baryogenesis: I was under the impression that diesel engines have a label near the tank that says diesel only.

/no one said thieves were smart......or could read

I thought the nozzle and nozzle opening for diesel fueled cars were smaller than unleaded fueled vehicles to prevent such an occurence.

I thought wrong.

Nice. That makes it even better. The guy had to ignore a visual warning and jam (or aim) the nozzle into the opening just to accomplish this feat of genius.

ShagginWagon: Nozzles for Diesel are bigger, they don't fit in regular cars correctly. Gas nozzles however fit in diesel cars. Once had a customer come in with an 09 Avalon saying the car stopped running after she put gas in it, turns out she had put diesel in it. Little old asian lady kept wondering why she had to work so hard to put fuel in

Never mind my previous post then. So, it's more like a hot dog down a hallway instead.

Which coincidentally reminds me of my ex-girlfriend... errr ummm I keed
 
2009-12-30 01:39:32 AM
Shadowe: You put regular gas in a diesel engine in blows the hell up.

Diesels are built to handle extreme forces. If you put gas in a diesel engine it runs like shiat or not at all. If you put enough gas into a diesel's fuel system you'll need to flush it and replace the filter, etc etc

Same thing vice versa. Nothing will explode. shiat will just stop running. In fact, if you had to run one type of engine on the other fuel you'd probably have more luck with the diesel engine (I'm assuming zombies are knocking outside and you have extensive mechanical knowledge and the engine is mechanically timed etc etc).
 
2009-12-30 01:41:12 AM
NeedleGuy: Baryogenesis: I was under the impression that diesel engines have a label near the tank that says diesel only.

/no one said thieves were smart......or could read

I thought the nozzle and nozzle opening for diesel fueled cars were smaller than unleaded fueled vehicles to prevent such an occurence.

I thought wrong.


It's quite opposite. Diesel nozzles can be the same or can be much larger. They are never smaller. I love filling up my Super Duty at an 18 wheeler pump. It takes about 10 seconds and those nozzles are huge.
 
2009-12-30 01:42:34 AM
ShagginWagon: Baryogenesis: Baryogenesis: NeedleGuy: Baryogenesis: I was under the impression that diesel engines have a label near the tank that says diesel only.

/no one said thieves were smart......or could read

I thought the nozzle and nozzle opening for diesel fueled cars were smaller than unleaded fueled vehicles to prevent such an occurence.

I thought wrong.

Nice. That makes it even better. The guy had to ignore a visual warning and jam (or aim) the nozzle into the opening just to accomplish this feat of genius.

ShagginWagon: Nozzles for Diesel are bigger, they don't fit in regular cars correctly. Gas nozzles however fit in diesel cars. Once had a customer come in with an 09 Avalon saying the car stopped running after she put gas in it, turns out she had put diesel in it. Little old asian lady kept wondering why she had to work so hard to put fuel in

Never mind my previous post then. So, it's more like a hot dog down a hallway instead.
Which coincidentally reminds me of my ex-girlfriend.


Hey, what a coincidence! It reminds me of your ex-girlfriend too.

i keed
 
2009-12-30 01:44:08 AM
ShagginWagon: Baryogenesis: Baryogenesis: NeedleGuy: Baryogenesis: I was under the impression that diesel engines have a label near the tank that says diesel only.

/no one said thieves were smart......or could read

I thought the nozzle and nozzle opening for diesel fueled cars were smaller than unleaded fueled vehicles to prevent such an occurence.

I thought wrong.

Nice. That makes it even better. The guy had to ignore a visual warning and jam (or aim) the nozzle into the opening just to accomplish this feat of genius.

ShagginWagon: Nozzles for Diesel are bigger, they don't fit in regular cars correctly. Gas nozzles however fit in diesel cars. Once had a customer come in with an 09 Avalon saying the car stopped running after she put gas in it, turns out she had put diesel in it. Little old asian lady kept wondering why she had to work so hard to put fuel in

Never mind my previous post then. So, it's more like a hot dog down a hallway instead.
Which coincidentally reminds me of my ex-girlfriend... errr ummm I keed


My bad for sending this thread down the wrong path...
 
2009-12-30 01:48:03 AM
Hopefully anyone who steals my F250 will have this same moment of genius.

(well, hopefully no one will steal it, it's an awesome truck with the 7.3L engine, the best one they ever made.)
 
2009-12-30 01:48:34 AM
spookidooki: Shadowe: You put regular gas in a diesel engine in blows the hell up.

Diesels are built to handle extreme forces. If you put gas in a diesel engine it runs like shiat or not at all. If you put enough gas into a diesel's fuel system you'll need to flush it and replace the filter, etc etc

Same thing vice versa. Nothing will explode. shiat will just stop running. In fact, if you had to run one type of engine on the other fuel you'd probably have more luck with the diesel engine (I'm assuming zombies are knocking outside and you have extensive mechanical knowledge and the engine is mechanically timed etc etc).


You would not have more luck with the diesel. Gas ignites at lower temperatures and can severely damage a diesel engine. It can be bad just putting #1 diesel into a truck during the summer and gasoline is a few carbon atoms shorter than that even. If you put diesel in a gas engine, it likely just won't burn.
 
2009-12-30 01:50:28 AM
ShagginWagon: Which coincidentally reminds me of my ex-girlfriend... errr ummm I keed

Loose and filled with explosive fumes?
 
2009-12-30 01:51:46 AM
I've taken many vacations to the Kitsap Peninsula. This does not surprise me.

/Not everyone in that part of the state is that stupid.
 
2009-12-30 02:08:41 AM
mynameist: Gas ignites at lower temperatures and can severely damage a diesel engine.

But will it cause the engine to EXPLODE? I thought diesel engines ran much leaner than gas engines. So you're probably looking at some burnt valves or exhaust damage (not minor by any means, but not vehicle destroying mayhem).

You could try vaporizing the gasoline in some sort of chamber and then introducing the gasoline via the air intake. I don't know.

Either way, the google consensus seems to be "you'll ruin your fuel system you idiot".
 
2009-12-30 02:12:25 AM
okami36: ShagginWagon: Which coincidentally reminds me of my ex-girlfriend... errr ummm I keed

Loose and filled with explosive fumes?


Used up and easily combustible?
 
2009-12-30 02:30:07 AM
rooftop235: When I lived in Kentucky, an older guy was telling me about a buddy who had problems with kids stealing gas from a tank near a farm garage. This went on for a while, and the farmer decided to put diesel in the tank to teach a lesson.
The kids came, pumped the diesel, and barely made it to the main road.

:-)


We had a lot of trouble with that on a construction site I worked on here in WV. People would cut the heavy duty locks off of this 1800 gallon fuel tank we had for the heavy equipment. One weekend the Foreman decided he had enough, filled all the machinery to empty what was left of the fuel and pumped the tank full of creek water. Come that Monday there were five vehicles sitting broke down on the road main road near the site and two that didn't even make it that far. I guess those last two needed a full tank.
 
2009-12-30 02:32:16 AM
Baryogenesis: okami36: ShagginWagon: Which coincidentally reminds me of my ex-girlfriend... errr ummm I keed

Loose and filled with explosive fumes?

Used up and easily combustible?


Broken down and dripping vital fluids 7 days a month?
 
2009-12-30 02:35:47 AM
hurdboy: I'm starting to become convinced that western Washington is Florida for people who like, such as, are holding their maps upside down.

/See a lot of COPS episodes from out that way


THIS, with a penchant for shooting cops. 5 dead, 2 critically wounded in like 2 months time up here. Strange
 
2009-12-30 02:51:30 AM
"A Tacoma man called 911 to report the truck he had just stolen..."

Innocent until proven guilty, anyone?
 
2009-12-30 02:57:22 AM
what you're all missing out on is the fact that he thought he'd run out of fuel so quickly.
 
2009-12-30 03:02:01 AM
I would trot out my "They're criminals because they're not rocket surgeons" line, except my dumbass brother-in-law completely destroyed his less-than-a-week-old diesel truck this way. The phone call to my sister went something like this:

DABIL: "Hey, I just filled up my gas tank, and something's wrong."
Sister: What?"
DABIL: "I've got the gas pedal floored and it keeps slowing down."
Sister: "Did you make sure you filled it with diesel?"
DABIL: "......"
Sister: "Chris you f*cking idiot! Pull over!"

Yes. Turns out Mobil apparently uses green handles for unleaded whereas everyone else uses green handles for diesel and my DABIL did not bother to actually READ the pump before dispensing. $3000 later and we're still wondering why she's still married to him.
 
2009-12-30 03:02:51 AM
dj42: "A Tacoma man called 911 to report the truck he had just stolen..."

Innocent until proven guilty, anyone?


Why would the police and newspapers use time, money and energy on a guy who is anything other than guilty? It just doesn't make sense. Newspapers are failing and many police departments can barely cover operating costs some years. No, this man is guilty.
 
2009-12-30 03:08:28 AM
hurdboy: I'm starting to become convinced that western Washington is Florida for people who like, such as, are holding their maps upside down.

/See a lot of COPS episodes from out that way


That is exactly what we want you to think.
 
2009-12-30 03:27:58 AM
Baryogenesis: dj42: "A Tacoma man called 911 to report the truck he had just stolen..."

Innocent until proven guilty, anyone?

Why would the police and newspapers use time, money and energy on a guy who is anything other than guilty? It just doesn't make sense. Newspapers are failing and many police departments can barely cover operating costs some years. No, this man is guilty.


Because that is our court system, and that is your right. Consider that next time you get a speeding ticket you didn't deserve because you were only going five miles over the limit and everyone else was going faster anyway.

Why the NEWSPAPERS waste their time on it, I could give a shiat.
 
2009-12-30 04:13:33 AM
Many moons ago, my mom filled a '70 Galaxy with diesel. It smoked and chugged...and finally died. Dad got us off the turnpike a couple of hours later. I later drove that car in high school. It was mean and fast. Scary fast! My brother got a '65 1/2 Fairlane...I got the Galaxy. I'd put it up against most anything. Seriously ugly car, but tough as nails.
 
2009-12-30 04:31:50 AM
ShagginWagon: Little old asian lady kept wondering why she had to work so hard to put fuel in

Sounds like a porn lead-in.
 
2009-12-30 07:13:52 AM
tuna fingers:



(Vin Diesel Pic)

I'll just put this here.


Leaving satisfied.
 
2009-12-30 07:26:52 AM
I've had a few people freak out when I've put fuel in my TDI Jetta. "Thank you, kind sumaritan, but it's a diesel.". Funny, no one has had the same reaction when I fill up my F350 flatbed. Go figure.

The mistake the dumb criminal made leans toward the reason I fill up at diesel pumps only, not the combo-pumps. Don't wanna make that mistake.

/this just in. Dumb crooks are dumb.
 
2009-12-30 07:45:26 AM
mynameist:
It's quite opposite. Diesel nozzles can be the same or can be much larger. They are never smaller. I love filling up my Super Duty at an 18 wheeler pump. It takes about 10 seconds and those nozzles are huge.


The opening on my f350 isn't large enough for the 18-wheeler nozzles. How'd you luck out?
 
2009-12-30 07:47:21 AM
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Indeed.
 
2009-12-30 07:56:33 AM
mynameist: If you put diesel in a gas engine, it likely just won't burn.

That's what happens. My friend did that, he had been driving a diesel van all day long, and then parked it, got into his own car and went to fill up. But being tired, and used to filling up with diesel all day long, he filled it up with the diesel.

He made it a few blocks, before the car started to stumble, and eventually died. I guess there was enough gas in the system/mixture to keep going for a bit.

But he was able to get it running relatively easy. Basically, just empty the tank, and the fuel line from diesel, fill up with gas and continue as if it had ran out of gas.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2009-12-30 08:25:39 AM
finnished

I know somebody whose car needed a new gas tank after a driver borrowed his car and filled it with diesel instead of gas. After a teen girl driver borrowed his car. She knew from experience which side of the pump to find the hose on and if the one on the left side of this pump didn't seem to fit she just had to work that much harder to force it in. (Sorry, guys, she already has a boyfriend.)
 
2009-12-30 08:42:33 AM
 
2009-12-30 10:08:44 AM
As slick as Molasses in January that one..
 
2009-12-30 10:45:12 AM
Electric Sex Pants: Could be worse.

Wow. This guy is a rocket scientist compared to those two.
 
2009-12-30 10:51:51 AM
i've done this by accident before. The pump wasn't clearly marked, as it was a mob and pop store. we made it like, 3 blocks.

Easy fix though.
 
2009-12-30 11:09:48 AM
spookidooki: Shadowe: You put regular gas in a diesel engine in blows the hell up.

Diesels are built to handle extreme forces. If you put gas in a diesel engine it runs like shiat or not at all. If you put enough gas into a diesel's fuel system you'll need to flush it and replace the filter, etc etc

Same thing vice versa. Nothing will explode. shiat will just stop running. In fact, if you had to run one type of engine on the other fuel you'd probably have more luck with the diesel engine (I'm assuming zombies are knocking outside and you have extensive mechanical knowledge and the engine is mechanically timed etc etc).

-------------
Diesel has a much higher energy density than gasoline, hence the better fuel economy. However, gasoline burns too quickly and explosively when used in a compression- ignition engine such as a diesel. The result is that the engine often will run, but poorly, and sustained running will result in damage to the engine. The gasoline is releasing less energy, but it's releasing all of its energy quickly, resulting in extreme stress while the piston is at the top of its stroke, followed by nothing as the piston travels downward. I'm a mechanic who specializes in European cars, and a couple months ago I went to pick up some parts for a customer's VW from the VW dealer, and in the service/ parts entry area, I saw 2 techs working on what turned out to be a 3 month old '09 Jetta TDI. They were cranking the engine, and it sounded like it had poor compression in one cylinder. I talked to the guys, who were doing a compression check, and they said that the car had been in once already to have gasoline removed from the tank, and that the customer had once again put gas in the tank, and it caused damage this time. A new engine on a new car is going to be one hell of an expensive repair, considering that the warranty is void!
 
2009-12-30 11:09:50 AM
Electric Sex Pants: Could be worse.

That was beautiful. Suddenly, I feel extremely intelligent.
graphics8.nytimes.com
"Why is everybody so farkin stupid? Why can't dey be more interrigent, .... rike me?"
 
2009-12-30 11:26:16 AM
Electric Sex Pants: Could be worse.

The first one is fake, but the second one is sadly real. :)
 
2009-12-30 12:07:01 PM
I know it's been said, but a gas engine will be fine if you accidentally put diesel in. After I took the 6.2 diesel out of my K-5 and put a 350 in it, my roommate borrowed it and promptly put about 10 gallons diesel in it. Went a few blocks and died. While it was a biatch to keep running after dumping a 5 gallon can of gas (more or less a lot of feathering the choke) until the gas made it to the carb, it only took a few minutes to be running well enough to drive to the gas station to fill up, to further dilute the diesel. Smoked a bit until it was gone, but no harm.
 
2009-12-30 12:11:00 PM
ShagginWagon: Nozzles for Diesel are bigger, they don't fit in regular cars correctly. Gas nozzles however fit in diesel cars. Once had a customer come in with an 09 Avalon saying the car stopped running after she put gas in it, turns out she had put diesel in it. Little old asian lady kept wondering why she had to work so hard to put fuel in

Why not just make one round, the other square?
 
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