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Stupidity on my part.

I can't believe I'm admitting this, much less that I did it.
I ran out of gas and had approx. 12-20 oz. of gas in my gas can. put bthat in then noticed the 6 oz. or so, left in a bottle of vodka (80 proof).
Yup, that went in too.
Obviously that didn't help.
Got 1 gallon of gas and put that in.
Car tried to fire on several turn-overs, then nothing. Smelled like burning sugar. (Maybe?)
Towed it home and put in Heet gas line treatment for water in the lines.
Have I fouled the plugs?
any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!
Yes, I am an idiot at times.
Thanx in advance.
Please go ahead and have a good laugh. :c)

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  • goodjhon Sep 30, 2008

    Adding to the "duh" factor...

    Where are the spark plugs on my 2006 kia spectra?

    I see on plug-looking piece front and center on the block and 4 inserts in the top that are probes of some sort (points?).

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You have to drain the tank you dont have to put new plugs but can when your at it. nothing is needed for the injectors it will just burn the little bit in the system out. we get similar problems at my show but not that cool i know if it was me i would of chugged the 6 oz of vodka ha. but people will put gas in their diesel cars.

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Wet alcohol and petrol dont mix. 80 proof is 40% alcohol and 60% water. The Heet wont cope with that quantity of waterThe vodka will be in a layer on the bottom of the tank.
You will need to remove the drain plug under the tank and drain it, leave it to settle and pour off the petrol.
Needless to say, when working with exposed petrol there is allways a chance it will be ignited by static electricity or friction. Take no risks.

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Yes you now need new spark plugs. After you change the plugs put about 1/2 a tank of low octane fuel and run that before putting anything else. After putting the fuel in the car keep trying to start the car. It will eventually start just try not to kill the battery too. :)

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    kristopher betzler Sep 30, 2008

    the four probe looking things are your plugs.

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