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Sugar in gas tank

Someone put sugar in gas tank , not sure how much got in, i drove it a mile before i realized, what steps should i take from here? its been sitting 2 weeks now because i have no money to fix it! help!

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Someone put coffee n sugar? In my gas tank tht looked like honey once the filter n pump was off just wondering if the injector mite b damage ran the truck about 2-3 hours after I found out it was inside plus put a gas treatment in help do u think the injectors are bad

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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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