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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 01, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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1) Is there away to determine if sugar has been added to the fuel tank?? If so, what?

2) Is there away to clean it out of the system, if sugar has been added?

Electric fuel pump(in tank)w/ fuel injection.

Whatever happened to just putting moth balls in the fuel?? I really don't care, but sugar is another story. Thx in advance Jim

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 01, 10:07 PM
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suger and gas do not mix, try it in a jar. the suger will sit in the bottom and not mix in. but it can clog up the sock filter on your pump.

i guess you got realy sweet gas now, just a joke. a jerk did this to me on a P/U i had. i knew it had been done because of the suger left in the filler neck. i could see it.

well to make a long story short, i drove it for 5 more year's. sold it and the guy that has it now is still driveing it with no problem. other then cloging fuel filter's realy quick for about a month, no other problem.

i would let it go for awile then drop the tank and clean it out realy good and change the sock filter on your in tank pump and inline fuel filter. the suger will prbably not get past it, or the regular fuel filter.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 01, 03:59 AM
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Easy enough to find out. It will make it's way to your filter sooner or later. From today on, put a spare filter in the trunk with a flashlight and whatever else you'll need, ie; snap ring plyers, screwdriver.

I've seen sugar in a tank and, (who was it? One back? Can't remember.)

I agree, it just sits there.

Plan B: I'm wondering, take a pint of gas to your police department and ask if they send it to the lab. (They all have access to either their own lab, county or state.)

Plan C: Remove the tank and while it's out, clean up the mounts, the underside. Topuch uo with paint. Reassemble knowing it's fixed, or cool and looking good too.

Just an idea.

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The nag is back!!! Please only post your questions in one forum. Thanks..
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