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Old 11-02-2006, 03:00 PM   #11
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Many years ago my father had sugar put in his gas tank,(don't ask why) and he had to go get the tank removed flushed by a rad shop and reinstalled with no problems. He didn't know when it was placed, but noticed it when he was refueling with 1/4 tank left.
Thank you, Frank, for being living proof it'* a myth...

I don't really blame anyone for believing it. After all, very prevalent myths become so commonly told that it is often the only "knowledge" on a particular subject. I myself believed the sugar myth 'till not long ago, when a friend debunked it for me, from his personal experience.
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Many years ago my father had sugar put in his gas tank,(don't ask why) and he had to go get the tank removed flushed by a rad shop and reinstalled with no problems. He didn't know when it was placed, but noticed it when he was refueling with 1/4 tank left.
Thank you, Frank, for being living proof it'* a myth...

I don't really blame anyone for believing it. After all, very prevalent myths become so commonly told that it is often the only "knowledge" on a particular subject. I myself believed the sugar myth 'till not long ago, when a friend debunked it for me, from his personal experience.
Geesh, you ruin all the fun Killjoy!!
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Old 11-02-2006, 04:26 PM   #13
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Yeah, but don't forget Tracy, it'* still so much part of our cultural upbringing that it will still work to scare the crap out of someone...some will even get new cars over it...lol.

Remember this quote from above? (and from the Snopes article)

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Accordingly, the best way to gain revenge on someone through the "sugar in the gas tank" prank might be to simply play on the belief rather than the reality just sprinkle a fair amount of sugar on the ground beneath the opening to the fuel tank of your victim'* car and leave an empty sugar sack in a conspicious spot near the vehicle. Then sit back and watch your victim go wild trying to figure out how to deal with all that sugar he assumes is now in his gas tank.
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Mythbusters never let the sugar cool down and re-crystalize. I would think that could do bad things to the internals...
im pretty sure that mythbusters used a carburated engine which i think would have the same effects as say a fuel injected engine with the electronic fuel pump and all of that. im a loyal mythbusters fan but sometimes they just dont think of all of the things that that could.
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Mythbusters never let the sugar cool down and re-crystalize. I would think that could do bad things to the internals...
im pretty sure that mythbusters used a carburated engine which i think would have the same effects as say a fuel injected engine with the electronic fuel pump and all of that. im a loyal mythbusters fan but sometimes they just dont think of all of the things that that could.
As the article says:

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Because sugar doesn't dissolve in automotive fuel, it doesn't carmelize, and so it does not turn into the debilitating gunk this well-known entry in the revenge canon calls for.
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sugar in gasilone does nothing, there has to be water in the fuel for the sugar to do break down,,,,tooooo many old wives tales
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