October 11, 2010Long story, but by brother ended up with sugar in the gas tank. He ran the truck about 20 miles before stopping to fill up when he realized it was there. So the big question is, what damage could have been done so far and how salvageable is it. The truck was running fine when he shut it off at the station.
October 11, 2010The engine is very salvageable. He should change the fuel filter and the fuel pump and then he should be good to go
October 11, 2010Agreed. Just keep a close eye/ear for a few tanks. And train the fuel tank, if possible.
October 11, 2010ugar does not disolve in gas, so no worries as long as it doesn`t clog the filter. If you are going to drop the tank to change the pump/filter, might as well get the tank steam cleaned to remove anything.
October 14, 2010After looking into it further, it seems he may have put sugar in the oil too. There seems to be a thick caramel coating on the dip stick and under the filler cap. The oil was freshly changed the day before the trip to the in-laws.
October 14, 2010So how did they get under the hood to put sugar in the oil, and who the H E L L did he piss off?
October 14, 2010Haha wow that`s horrible, but i`m wondering the same as HSKR. I`l suggest checking other fluids as well. If they were able to get under the hood and put sugar in the oil than they could have very well put it in anything from the washer fluid to the coolant as well. Hope you get it all worked out.
March 2, 2011run half a tank of E85 thru,,, no more sugar a little carbon in the top end but, that can easily be fixed with some B12 chemtool and 100 mph run down the hiway with the OD turned off~!
March 2, 2011Just talked to my mecanic buddy and he said to clean the tank and filler assemley first than change filter flush the gas line. Clean out pump than reinstalleverything and fill tank with high octaine gas. Add a fuel cleaner like gum out and everything should be ok. THAN KILL THE A@#@@#@@# that did that to your truck. lol
March 2, 2011How childish is it to take out their frustrations on a poor defensless vehicle. Why I have half a mind to slap their fat face...
March 2, 2011Sorry I was having an "Animal House" Flashback