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Old 02-10-2008, 10:00 AM
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naa, how bout we try it on your truck instead???

while mythbusters does test stuff, i hardly consider it a 'clinical' test. im not that confident
 
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:27 PM
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naa, how bout we try it on your truck instead???

while mythbusters does test stuff, i hardly consider it a 'clinical' test. im not that confident
my sister's got a chevy lets use that, no sense risking a dodge
 
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:17 PM
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tampons in the gas tank work really good too




alot of things mythbusters do doesnt really come to any conclusions. when they they didnt sturr up the gas with the sugar in it.



but if frenchy ever comes to canada agian. I'll try it in his truck and then we'll know for sure
 
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:25 PM
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so... was mythbusters wrong on this one then? i thought they found that sugar did nothing (unless you dumped A LOT of sugar in)
Cool. Believe their clinical test. Pour a couple of sugar packets into your gas tank, I double dog dare you.
i won't put it in my gas tank, but i will glady get some gas in a jar and add some sugar to prove that it won't disolve in gasoline. the myth is Busted for two reasons. A: sugar doesn't disolve in gasoline and B: the sugar will get stopped by the fuel filter or the air filter. Both filters are designed specifically to keep abrasive particles. It's possible that if you poured enough it would clog the filters causing the car not to run. It might take some work to get all the sugar out but the car would still work and you wouldn't need a new engine . I guess it possible although highly unlikely the filters would all fail to do their job or it could be a carburated car and in that case doesn't have an air filter, but in most cases sugar won't do major damage to a car.
 
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:22 PM
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Well somebody put sugar in my gas tank.... It caked my tank up and destroyed my fuel pumps but the fuel filter did its job.... No sugar in the injectors or engine damage
 
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:36 PM
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so... was mythbusters wrong on this one then? i thought they found that sugar did nothing (unless you dumped A LOT of sugar in)
Cool. Believe their clinical test. Pour a couple of sugar packets into your gas tank, I double dog dare you.
i won't put it in my gas tank, but i will glady get some gas in a jar and add some sugar to prove that it won't disolve in gasoline. the myth is Busted for two reasons. A: sugar doesn't disolve in gasoline and B: the sugar will get stopped by the fuel filter or the air filter. Both filters are designed specifically to keep abrasive particles. It's possible that if you poured enough it would clog the filters causing the car not to run. It might take some work to get all the sugar out but the car would still work and you wouldn't need a new engine . I guess it possible although highly unlikely the filters would all fail to do their job or it could be a carburated car and in that case doesn't have an air filter, but in most cases sugar won't do major damage to a car.
uhhhhh what do the air filters have to do with the gas? ohh and...

"it could be a carburated car and in that case doesn't have an air filter" <<<< uhhh yeah they do
 
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Old 02-15-2008, 03:50 AM
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budy of mine had his veh vandalized, they put sugar in the gas tank, apparently theres a filter in there and nothing happened (ford expl sport). will have to ask him to go into further detail (happend a year or so ago)
 
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:22 AM
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mythbusters did that show, and sugar did nothing bad to the engine...
 
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:08 AM
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Howwould sugar in the fuel system seize engine bearings? Pretty much physically and mechanicallyimpossible. Sugar in the crankcase maybe but not the fuel system. As stated above at most it might cause clogged fuel filters resulting in stalling due to lack of fuel
 
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:21 AM
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sugar in your gas tank will **** **** up. My dad had it happen to his 74 chevy step side and the motor was all screwed up.
 

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