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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 01, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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1) Is there a way to determine if sugar has been added to the fuel tank??? If so, what?

2) If sugar has been added (not sure just yet), what can I do to clean and/or replace, to fix the problem?
Electric fuel pump (in tank)with fuel injection.



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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 01, 09:44 PM
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Heres the best way to find out if there is sugar in your gas tank...find whoever it is you suspect put the sugar there, and commence to beating their head against a wall, the ground, whatever...if after continued beatings they still dont admit to putting sugar in the tank, then your probably ok. Ok, maybe theres a better way...is there a fuel filter between the pump and the tank? If so, remove it and cut it apart...my understanding is that sugar crystalizes in gas (I don't know this for a fact) so you should have chunks in the filter. I was told that this crystalization is what plugs carbs and kills cylinder walls, although I have never had this problem before. You can go to jail and get fined big time if you get caught putting sugar in a gas tank! If the engine hasnt been ran, you should be able to remove the tank and flush it out.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 01, 09:57 PM
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Check this out. www.camaros.net/forum/Forum9/HTML/001337.html

I hate to sound like a nag but use the search function folks! This site has about 3 years of data and questions get answered over and over.
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