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Old 07-29-2008, 02:26 PM
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is it stealing when you pay for something?

http://www.kcbs.com/Drinking-and-Fueling-Means-Trouble-in-San-Jose/2685777

Drinking and Fueling Means Trouble in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities in San Jose say a drunken man got onto the air field at Reid Hillview Airport and tried to fill up his car's gas tank with airplane fuel.

Police arrested 20 year old Justin Rodebush, on Sunday night for driving while intoxicated and attempted theft.

Officials say Rodebush probably wasn't trying to save money since the aviation fuel in the pumps, which are accessed with a credit card, was going for $5.97 a gallon.

Not only is aviation fuel not formulated for cars but it can do serious damage to a car's insides.

Airport officials say people have tried to steal gas at the airport in the past.

They say its not clear how Rodebush got through the locked gate, but he may have gotten the combination from someone.

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What exactly did this fellow steal or try to steal? Sounds more like trespassing to me.

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Not only is aviation fuel not formulated for cars but it can do serious damage to a car's insides.
That's why it goes in the fuel tank

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Old 07-29-2008, 03:58 PM
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Your gasser might have an issue if you introduced jet fuel into the tank. Some avgas may have lead, which will hurt your catalytic converter. Don't you love vague BS reporting?
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:29 PM
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yea, I think avgas is 100 octane, would work even better than pump gas
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It was probably 100LL. The LL is for Low Lead, which is actually a little too much for some of the smaller, older aircraft engines. The lead will do a number on the emission controls of a modern car, but my '71 (which is for sale BTW) would probably run great on it.
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:19 AM
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It was probably 100LL. The LL is for Low Lead, which is actually a little too much for some of the smaller, older aircraft engines. The lead will do a number on the emission controls of a modern car, but my '71 (which is for sale BTW) would probably run great on it.
how much? (and would you throw in a full tank of avgas?)
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