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(NJ.com)   New Jersey gas station sells gasoline to desperate drivers. Too bad it was mixed with diesel   (nj.com) divider line 11
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2012-11-06 01:37:03 PM
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Monongahela Misfit: Pity there aren't engines made to run on any petrol. Oh wait, Military engines. We should all have Omnifuel engines.

WeCantHaveNiceThings.


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2012-11-06 01:00:36 PM
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foxyshadis: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: This would be more of an issue if gas was introduced into a diesel system.

Don't all modern diesel engines come with knock sensors to prevent outright damage? Otherwise, yeah, good luck salvaging that engine, my mom's BF has lots of stories of new hires doing that.


Um. No. What is a 'knock' sensor supposed to do? Diesels are in permanent 'knocking'. That's how they run.

Also the diesel fuel lubricates the injection pumps. Running something without the lubricity of diesel is like saying 'bite the pillow, I'm going in dry." It's going to damage stuff on both ends.
2012-11-06 12:32:59 PM
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LS1Bird: You can't even pump your gas in Jersey. I'm shocked, SHOCKED, that one of the professional gas attendants did this!


You're shocked that an attendant pumped what was in the storage tank into cars? Or did you not RTFA and realize it's not a problem anyone at the station caused?
2012-11-06 12:02:10 PM
1 votes:

foxyshadis: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: This would be more of an issue if gas was introduced into a diesel system.

Don't all modern diesel engines come with knock sensors to prevent outright damage? Otherwise, yeah, good luck salvaging that engine, my mom's BF has lots of stories of new hires doing that.


Knock sensors on a diesel. That's rich.

(diesels run on detonation, gas engines are harmed by detonation)
2012-11-06 11:20:48 AM
1 votes:
This would be more of an issue if gas was introduced into a diesel system.
2012-11-06 11:19:26 AM
1 votes:
one is more processed
one is less processed and more like oil

oil does not burn as well as gas.

think a wood fire... does WET wood burn okay?
2012-11-06 11:01:34 AM
1 votes:

kvinesknows:

yeah.. but how much could it be? a few hundred gallon to a few 1000? it should be fine.


Depends really, the article said the tanker still had diesel when it was filled with gasoline...that could mean half/half or 1/4 to half, or since the tanker company probably doesn't know, any of the above.

I think the ECU's in newer cars probably caused a lot of the issues, but the fuel filter may get gummed up, injectors too depending on the mix. An older vehicle may have barely sputtered.
2012-11-06 10:54:55 AM
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eKonk: I wouldn't expect this to be too big a deal for most cars. A bit more smoke/smell from the exhaust, sure. On the other hand, with all these new-fangled emissions controls and sensors, who knows what might happen to the cars down the road?


It's big enough deal that most cars will knock and stall. Depending on how much was mixed and it doesn't take much to alter gasoline.

Diesel is part of the kerosene world, like jet fuel (not AVgas), so it's flashpoint is much higher than gasoline.
2012-11-06 10:49:35 AM
1 votes:
I wouldn't expect this to be too big a deal for most cars. A bit more smoke/smell from the exhaust, sure. On the other hand, with all these new-fangled emissions controls and sensors, who knows what might happen to the cars down the road?
2012-11-06 10:49:02 AM
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I knew an old timer who would put a shot of diesel in the tank of every brand new (gasoline)truck he bought to, as he would say, "prime it". Truck would smoke like he was selling bar-b-q for miles.

Also, most lawn equipment, dirt-bikes and PWC run on two stroke engines which require the gas/oil mixture.
2012-11-06 10:46:13 AM
1 votes:
Pity there aren't engines made to run on any petrol. Oh wait, Military engines. We should all have Omnifuel engines.

WeCantHaveNiceThings.
 
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