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Old 12-01-2012, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here's a nice find for someone who wants one and can jump on it...

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Old 12-01-2012, 01:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Shhh...don't tell him sugar in the gas ain't that big of a deal.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Another (potential) one in that neck of the woods for those who are interested:

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/.../message/14489
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Shhh...don't tell him sugar in the gas ain't that big of a deal.
Looks like the tank is dented as well. Missing side covers.

May be more to this story than just sugar in the tank.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Another (potential) one in that neck of the woods for those who are interested:

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/.../message/14489

Hmm. I think I know that Bruce guy.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Shhh...don't tell him sugar in the gas ain't that big of a deal.
Is it really not a big deal?
A neighbor once told me that his work mate had someone do that to the gas tank on his truck once and it supposedly did a lot of expensive damage to the engine.... I don't really understand why though.
Something about scored cylinders?
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Is it really not a big deal?
A neighbor once told me that his work mate had someone do that to the gas tank on his truck once and it supposedly did a lot of expensive damage to the engine.... I don't really understand why though.
Something about scored cylinders?
How is sugar going to get inside the cylinders? It will clog up carb jets/injectors as the crystals are too big to pass. Therefore it would need to dissolve so the crystals could pass. Even if sugar crystals DID find their way into a cylinder, they are softer than the metal in your cylinder walls! There is the possiblity of gumming up the rings, but you'd need to run a ton of dissolved sugar through the engine before that happened. Most of the sugar would be burnt int he combustion process. I suppose there might be a risk of carbon from burnt sugar collecting but I supsect the plugs would foul long before the engine was damaged. At most, you fuel system will clog up long before sugar does anything too terrible to yoru engine.

Now if you really want to screw up and engine, add bleach to a gas tank. Bleach is corrosive and will readily make its way into a combustion chamber. It will corrode the metal pistons, cylinder wall and if the pistons are somewhat worn, pass into the crank via blow by. It will also corrode the fuel system from the inside out. Undiluted nitromethane concentrate from the model shop, used in gas R/C car/airplane engines is another good way to kill a fuel system. It strips all the old deposits out, clogs jets and corroded certain alloys and melts certain plastics. Smells God awful too.
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How is sugar going to get inside the cylinders? It will clog up carb jets/injectors as the crystals are too big to pass. Therefore it would need to dissolve so the crystals could pass. Even if sugar crystals DID find their way into a cylinder, they are softer than the metal in your cylinder walls! There is the possiblity of gumming up the rings, but you'd need to run a ton of dissolved sugar through the engine before that happened. Most of the sugar would be burnt int he combustion process. I suppose there might be a risk of carbon from burnt sugar collecting but I supsect the plugs would foul long before the engine was damaged. At most, you fuel system will clog up long before sugar does anything too terrible to yoru engine.

Now if you really want to screw up and engine, add bleach to a gas tank. Bleach is corrosive and will readily make its way into a combustion chamber. It will corrode the metal pistons, cylinder wall and if the pistons are somewhat worn, pass into the crank via blow by. It will also corrode the fuel system from the inside out. Undiluted nitromethane concentrate from the model shop, used in gas R/C car/airplane engines is another good way to kill a fuel system. It strips all the old deposits out, clogs jets and corroded certain alloys and melts certain plastics. Smells God awful too.
So nobody get on Greaser's bad side
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So nobody get on Greaser's bad side
My friend who is a mechanic bleached somebody's tank a few years ago because he was owed money. One dead Lincoln later....
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