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Sea-Doo

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156 posts

91 months

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I need some avgas as local as possible. I have tried Biggin Hill and Redhill airport but they say they are only licenced to put it in planes.

I need about 40 litres in jerry cans.

Any ideas where I can get some?

I'm very close to J7 on the M25.

Jason_W

896 posts

93 months

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What do you want it for? Unlikely that any airfield operator will sell it to you, although you may get someone with a bowser (farm strip) who'd be willing so try the Private Flying forum on PPRUNe and ask the question there.

Sea-Doo

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156 posts

91 months

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I need to put it in my jetski

chris_w666

22,654 posts

85 months

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Sea-Doo said:
I need to put it in my jetski
rofl

That sounds like fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnnnnnn.

Fume troll

4,383 posts

98 months

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Can't you just use race gas?

Cheers,

FT.
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Jason_W

896 posts

93 months

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Sea-Doo said:
I need to put it in my jetski
Its only 100LL, wouldn't normal super unleaded do?

308mate

11,321 posts

108 months

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Whats in the regulations about use of Av-gas I wonder?

scratchchin

hehe

Wont octane booster suffice? What about that 109RON BP stuff? You can get on the pumps at selected stations.

You got the SCed 4 stroke ski? I take it youve changed the compression ratio?


dougc

8,236 posts

151 months

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I thought Avgas was only about 100RON? That BP stuff is 102RON although its £2.xx per litre.

Maybe some Tesco 99 with octane booster?

Brands Hatch might do you some race juice?

dave87

468 posts

89 months

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Isn't the reason they can't put it into anything but planes because of the tax implications?

AFAIK, Governments cannot tax Avgas...

aeropilot

8,943 posts

113 months

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Will a Jetski like AVGAS with it's VERY high lead content..?
If it's octane rating you want, as others have said, you would be better off with race fuel or V-Power etc.
Also, AVGAS is colour dyed, so is visually different to commercial vehicle fuel.

Moose.

5,296 posts

127 months

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AVGAS 100LL is Low Leadwink

As already mentioned, it's "only" 100 RON. BP and Tesco + octane booster are probably better options.

As for tax, AVGAS is taxed the same as normal petrol, it's JET A1 that's not taxed so highly (but you won't run a car on it)

schuey

606 posts

96 months

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dave87 said:
Isn't the reason they can't put it into anything but planes because of the tax implications?

AFAIK, Governments cannot tax Avgas...
Government certainly does tax avgas at a silly amount £1.52/litre last time I bought some so its not cheap,its avtur/jet a1 jet fuel that is tax exempt/low level taxed because the airlines wouldn't buy any here otherwise!

Edited by schuey on Tuesday 5th August 16:44

aeropilot

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Moose. said:
AVGAS 100LL is Low Leadwink
That's Low Lead when compared to the old 100/130 AVGAS which it effectively replaced, but not in comparison to vehicle petrol, where 100LL AVGAS still has about 4 x TEL content that old 4-star leaded petrol had....wink

Edited by aeropilot on Tuesday 5th August 21:21

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