Sugar in gas tank, Myth or Fact ?

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  1. 4G63

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    does sugar in the gas tank really destroy a motor ?
    theres a camero at a local garage that threw a rod out the block, and there reasoning for this is sugar in the tank..
    This car is owned by a middle aged man who apparently does not drive the car hard. How the garage came to the conclusion about the sugar is also unknown.

    personally, I cant see it, wouldnt the sugar in the tank just disolve ? just as it would in a glass of water ?
    and even if it didnt disolve, wouldnt the particles be to small to cause any damage and or be trapped by the fuel/oil filters ?
    and if it did pass the filters, I cant see there beeing some funky chemical reaction between gas and sugar to break something down.

    I always thought of this to be myth

    anyone have facts or scientific proof on this ?
     
  2. Bruceticle

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    burn sugar and see what it turns into. It will leave sludge in the combustion chamber and after a bit completely fuck up an engine.

    it takes more than a couple of packets, but enough sugar will kill a car.
     
  3. BoOdOg

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    I have always thought this to be a myth, most I can see it doing is clogging a fuel fliter.

    I thought their was a show done on it by Mythbusters. I will check later and post if link to the download if I can find it
     
  4. jdmh22accord

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    iodine will do the same thing and the clear iodine is untraceable
     
  5. Shafft

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    Or vinegar... untraceable ...
     
  6. Boots

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    google says it won't ruin a motor.. just make it a mess to fix
     
  7. IlBLisSlI

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    myth busters did a special on this very question and the answer is no. bleach fuckes your engine up though o_0
     
  8. John Doe

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    Drain-O is where it's at.
     
  9. Mr.X

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    or wait for winter and just use water. causes a different problem, but still a pain in the ass.


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