[ROVERNET - UK] off topic

Kent Kinard kkinard at wcc.net
Mon Feb 19 23:55:02 GMT 2007

Hi Ben,
There is danger of grave engine damage...seized and bent 
valves and in some engines, broken pistons.  Tank should 
be boiled.  I don't know about the rest of the fuel system 
but the harm is done when the sugar cokes up the valve 
guides.  I have personally seen this happen within ten 
miles.  It may be necessary to disassemble the head(s) to 
 properly clean the valve stems and guides.

Kent K.

On Mon, 19 Feb 2007 18:40:28 -0400
  "Ben Rodgers" <irishrover at netscape.ca> wrote:
> Hi Folks
>              I'm looking for advice regarding a problem 
>my daughter has.
> Someone put sugar in her gas tank (2000 Saturn) she only 
>drove approx 4
> miles before noticing the sugar around the filler. The 
>car is in a garage
> the tank is off and was found to be full of sugar. I 
>would be interested in
> hearing  the best approach in resolving the problem. For 
>example the fuel
> pump lines and injectors, can they be cleaned or should 
>they be replace, is
> they a chance of any serious engine damage. I'd 
>appreciate any ideas advice
> etc.
>                                                       Thanks 
> Ben
> (irishrover)
> Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland,
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