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Someone put flower and eggs in my gas tank how do i clean it? Or get it fixed so the car can work?

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Someone put corn syrup in gas tank and I drove with it in. How do I fix this problem?

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When running, the Navigator has a rotten egg smell and misses.

The rotten egg smell is because the engine is not properly burning and processing the fuel and exhaust gases. The first culprit to suspect is bad catalytic converters. But since you are also experiencing misfires you can probably start with a tune up. And clean the fuel injectors. You can try running some Techron through the gas tank. Then have your vehicle scanned for error codes. Most auto parts stores will scan your codes for you.

If your scan does not indicate anything and you still have the egg smell, you probably need to replace one or more catalytic converters.

Take a look at this video on how to try to clean catalytic converters before buying new ones...

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Gas tank vandalism

yes it could damage the fuel injectors just drop the fuel tank and clean it out or replace it with a new fuel tank which is $100-$200 at autozone or checker auto.

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I am assuming that it smells like sulfur or rotten eggs. This is a bad tank of gas. Put a bottle of octane booster in the fuel tank and don't buy cheap gas again.

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Someone put eggs in my gas tank. We cleaned the tube leading to the tank and thought all was fine. I did some running around. Then today it stopped, in traffic, and wouldn't stay running. I had it towed to...

If you're lucky, the eggs plugged up the fuel filter and did not go any further. At this point, I would have the gas tank removed and cleaned. Also, remove the fuel filter and blow the line out that goes back to the tank and replace the filter.

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Sugar in gas tank

if it still starts then your ok.remove gas tank and dump fuel.clean out any sugar on bottom of tank.go throuh the fuel pump hole. use a water hose if needed then let it dry.fill up tank and just run it it will be ok. what sugar does to an engine [and never mind myth busters, they are wrong] ive seen it 4 times, someone in town was having fun with sugar in the tank.anyways with enough sugar in gas tank the sugar disolves in the fuel.then engine,especially the valve stems get hot and sugar becomes a molten goo on the parts,valves,pistons,cylinders,fuel injectors.only the hot parts seem to be effected. then when you turn the engine off the sugar cools and becomes hard like a piece of hard candie.the valve stems are now locked into valve guides and cannot open or close,it takes alot more driving to damage pistons and rings only a little sugar is injected on every intake stroke and its aimed right at the valve mile of driving i dought will cause problems. beware that if the sugar was poured it dry you will need to flush out the filler neck.if it was dry then very little got in the tank anyway,unless you put gas in it after sugar was added

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