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2002 with possible sugar in tank

Will it make my engine loud it hasnt been started much is my motor trashed

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  • llowe68 May 10, 2009

    will it make my motor louder than usual it still starts

  • llowe68 May 11, 2009

    if it was my exaust being loud would it be loud under the hood and under where ths spark plugs towards the passengers side

  • llowe68 May 11, 2009

    the loudness is more towards the front of the motor on the passenger side of the gray manifold looking thing that the plugs sit down in

  • llowe68 May 11, 2009

    i cant even get my 2002 grand am to start now


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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.

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  • Manuel Rebelo May 11, 2009

    Suger will go into salution in the fuel and not act as an abrasive so the likely hood of the sugar causing the loud engine noise is not likely. Check the engine oil and take a look at the exhuast system for leaks. Good luck.


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How do you know if its got sugar in it? I dought it trashed the engine unless they poured it in the oil too. Drop the fuel tank and clean it out, take fuel filter off and thro away, blow out the fuel line put new filter on put tank back in fill with new gas and an additive of some sorts that can clean the injectors and run it. Thats the best i can tell you to do.

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  • ccn7 May 11, 2009

    You might have an exhaust manafold gasget bad or a, just happenstance it happend the same time as the sugar epasode.


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