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This is a discussion on Sugar in Fuel Tank! within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I guess I have some haters out there. Anyways, what kind of damage am I looking at to my Trans ...

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    Sugar in Fuel Tank!

    I guess I have some haters out there. Anyways, what kind of damage am I looking at to my Trans Am??? What do I have to replace??? I already replaced the fuel tank and fuel filter. Any recommendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSwt00SS View Post
    time to buy a locking gas cap...

    That's the first thing I did.....

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    I had a buddy of mine that someone put sugar in his trucks tank. He towed it to a shop and they cleaned the fuel lines, gas tank, and motor. Till this day it is running fine.

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    DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know how you feel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I had my (all original) 1969 Chevelle SS396 when I was in High School! Some A-hole put (I don't know what it was) in my Tank! It F-ed Everything up!!!! I just put a new tank in, lines, and carburetor! My Holley was brand new at the time!
    The shit they put in, had a bad chemical reaction with the gas and it made everything like glue!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedDemon2 View Post
    I guess I have some haters out there. Anyways, what kind of damage am I looking at to my Trans Am??? What do I have to replace??? I already replaced the fuel tank and fuel filter. Any recommendations?
    Chances are your fuel injectors are F-ed up

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedDemon2 View Post
    I guess I have some haters out there. Anyways, what kind of damage am I looking at to my Trans Am??? What do I have to replace??? I already replaced the fuel tank and fuel filter. Any recommendations?
    u cant have anything nice w/o some prick fu*k** it up

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    I watched on I believe mythbusters that it will not do anyhting... To be save drain the tank and a new filter???

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    Quote Originally Posted by badazta View Post
    I watched on I believe mythbusters that it will not do anyhting... To be save drain the tank and a new filter???
    I wouldn't say it won't do anything..at a minimum it'll clog the fuel filter and leave you stranded somewhere, probably several times at that. I think water in the gas tank would be more effective and cheaper.

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    I dont know man....just sounds nasty!
    Still wondering how he figured out this happened

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    I would try taking all the injectors out and try and run some clean fuel through the lines have something at each opening to catch the fuel. Then clean your injectors if there not already f-d up. I would also replace the filter after you run some fuel through it and then again within a couple hundred miles just to be safe.

    A buddy of mine had someone pull his drain plug on his lt1 camaro. His motor siezed up real quick.

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    i had the samething happen to my s-10 truck. it was right around $2000 in damange. good thing for insurance. thay had to replace my whole fuel system including the injectors
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    I saw that myth-busters show where they claimed no damage--but I'm old school and in years past before fuel injection days the damage it would cause was that the sugar will disolve in the tank and then when burned in the engine it will form crystals again--getting past the rings and into the oil--The damge it would cause would take time --but eventually all the bearings--cam-- rods---mains would score badly and ultimately fail and start knocking
    With fuel injection it would plug up the FI system I would think but some would get by and end up in the oil. Back in the day we would flush the oil and cranckcase several times and run some diesel thru it also and that would stop the destruction.

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    On the Mythbusters show they mixed up sugar with gas and waited for a reaction. Nothing happened to the gas. Had a guy show up at the shop one time with dirt in his tank. He could see some dirt around his fuel filler opening and didn't run it. Somebody must have hated him!
    Anyway-after flushing the tank and refilling with clean gas I don't see what else could be harmed. Change the filter as a precaution of course.

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    I like Mythbusters. Problem with that show is that it takes 30 minutes to solve a myth when it can take 10 minutes.

    I was thinking the same as others. Sugar in the tank would need a tank bath, a new filter, maybe new lines and injectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh110781 View Post
    i had the samething happen to my s-10 truck. it was right around $2000 in damange. good thing for insurance. thay had to replace my whole fuel system including the injectors
    Insurance actually paid for the damage? If so I might get a new crate ls7 .

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    yea 2 of my friends had their cars fked with, both had to replace injectors and flush..........as soon as that happend to them, i went and got a locking cap, its like $14 lifetime insurace policy..

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