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Damage to the engine will occur, i would not start it, you will have to have the tank removed and cleaned.

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SOURCE: i empty gas tank and put new gas. could it be something is clogged?

your fuel injectors may be clogged up, but change your fuel filter first.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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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 stem.one 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

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

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TO REMOVE FUEL TANK YOU FIRST RELIEF FUEL PRESSURE.THEN YOU RAISE THE VECHICLE AND SUPPORT ON JACK STANDS.THEN YOU DRAIN FUEL OUT OF FUEL TANK.YOU CAN GO TO ANY AUTO PARTS STORE BUY A SIPHON.DONT SIPHON GASOLINE WITH YOUR MOUTH.SWALLOWING GAS AND FUMES COULD BE FATAL.WHEN ALL FUEL OUT THE FUEL TANK.REMOVE THE FUEL FILLER.DISCONNECT THE ELECTRICAL WIRING TO FUEL TANK.THEN DISCONNECT ALL THE HOSES FROM THE FUEL TANK.PLACE A LARGE FLOOR JACK CENTER OF THE FUEL TANK.PLACE A PIECE PLY WOOD OVER FLOOR JACK LIFTING SADDLE TO KEEP FROM PUTTING A HOLE IN FUEL TANK.START RAISING FLOOR JACK UNTIL SADDLE TOUCH GAS TANK JUST ENOUGH TO HOLD TANK IN PLACE.THEN YOU REMOVE FUEL PUMP SUPPORT STRAP BOLTS DROP FUEL TANK DISCONNECT FUEL SUPPLY AND RETURN HOSES AND DISCONNECT FUEL VAPOR LINES FROM PRESSURE RELIEF ROLLOVER VALVE.THEN REMOVE TANK.IF HAVE TROUBLE REMOVING FILLER TUBE AT GAS TANK SPRAY WD40 AROUND WHERE FILLER TUBE GOES TO GAS TANK LOOSEN THE CLAMPS AND USE LARGE VISE GRIPS WORK FILLER TUBE HOSE AWAY FROM FUEL TANK SPRAY WD40 INTO IT SLIDE ON OFF.WHEN YOU GET FUEL TANK OFF USE A FUEL PUMP MODULE LOCK RING TOOL TURN LOCK RING COUNTERCLOCK WISE.IF YOU DONT HAVE THE FUEL PUMP LOCK RING TOOL.YOU CAN USE A HAMMER AND BRASS DRIFT OR A PLASTIC DRIFT DONT USE NO METAL DRIFTS OR PUNCH YOU WILL MAKE A SPARK AND HAVE EXPLOSION FROM GAS FUMES BE EXTRA CAREFUL.REPLACE FUEL PUMP SOCK AND FUEL SUPPLY LINES IF STOPPED UP AND REPLACE FUEL FILTER.PUT EVERY THING BACK IN VISA VERSA.IF ALL GOES WELL. GO TO AUTO PARTS STORE BUY A GAS CAP WITH A LOCK SO WHO EVER PUT SUGAR IN YOUR GAS WONT BE ABLE TO TRY IT AGAIN GOOD LUCK.

Posted on Oct 23, 2010

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SOURCE: Sugar in Fuel

The only thing i can tell you is to get all the gas you can out of the tank, even if it means droping the tank. Then blow out the fuel line, install new filter, fill up with new gas with a fuel additive that cleans injectors and run it. I believe the worst that can happen is clog up the injectors, witch may not happen if you just run it. Depending on how much sugar was put in it.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 with possible sugar in tank

The hole sugar in the gas tank thing is supposed to seize the engine after you turn it off and it cools. Basically when the sugar cools it will solidify on the piston rings and cylinder walls not allowing the engine to turn. I would imagine you would have to have a large amount of sugar to do this.

Posted on May 10, 2009

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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 stem.one 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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