March 20, 2013
Presidential Limo AFU in Israel (Updated: WTF?)
t can withstand biochemical attacks and a barrage of gunfire but apparently not a drop of diesel fuel.Apparently the guy who pumps the gas was on furlough. Cause you know, only in the government to you need a qualified trained individual to pump gas.
President Barack Obama’s customized Cadillac limousine often referred to as “The Beast” was photographed on the back of a flat-bed hauler in Israel today. Israeli press is reporting someone mistakenly filled the vehicle with diesel fuel, which caused the breakdown.
Update: Jawa Report agents are always actively investigating these important issues.
The Presidential limo runs on Diesel fuel.
Among the truck-derived greasy bits may be the engine. It's been reported that the limo uses a 6.5L diesel V8 which got me thinking about whether it might be a Tier 2 Bin 5 compliant clean diesel. I contacted Cadillac spokesman David Caldwell who gave me the following response, "We're just not permitted to discuss that at all -- and in fact I don't even know the engine aspects of the car. So it's not the case that I'm just choosing not to tell you -- I don't know and would not be permitted to know."So its been rumored that it runs on Diesel, its been speculated it might run on biofuels as well.
But I went and looked some more.. GM tells GAS.org it does run on diesel fuel.
The most significant detail of Cadillac One (C1), from an alternative-fuels standpoint, is the limo’s 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel V8 engine.I guess only the Juice know for sure.
If it did run on diesel fuel and someone put gas in it, well that's a whole other rods came through the block story. Unless there is some high tech gadget that says Oh no! Shut them all down!