Gas tank

Tiny
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  • 1998 FORD RANGER
  • 87,677 MILES
So for April fools a group of my friends put a quart of sugar water in my gas tank! I havnt started the truck but what will happen if I do
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Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 AT 8:44 PM

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Tiny
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STOP! First; get new "friends". Second, remove the gas tank, drain it, then have it steam-cleaned at a radiator repair shop. Sugar will clog the HUGE passages in carburetors, and it will surely clog the extremely fine screens in injectors.
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Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 AT 8:54 PM
Tiny
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Will my truck start? In the morning when I need it!
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Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 AT 9:10 PM
Tiny
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It will probably run for up to a minute or two. Don't turn a bad problem into one that will cost more than the truck is worth.
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Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 AT 9:15 PM
Tiny
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Ok thanks so will it just turn off and not start again or what
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Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 AT 9:17 PM
Tiny
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Yes. You'll be walking.
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Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 AT 9:33 PM
Tiny
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No I'm okay I have a second car. Is it gonna be expensive to fix
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Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 AT 9:34 PM
Tiny
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Depends on how much of the work you do yourself, how many brittle plastic fittings on the fuel pump assembly you break, and how much the radiator repair shop charges.
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Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 AT 9:52 PM
Tiny
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It ran but it was really slow and felt like it wanted to give out! Do you think it will
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Monday, April 4th, 2016 AT 6:49 AM
Tiny
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WOW!

HE WENT FOR IT!

ARE YOUR FORMER PALS GONNA FOOT THE BILL?

THE MEDIC
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Monday, April 4th, 2016 AT 4:59 PM
Tiny
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You insisted on doing a lot more damage after I told you what would happen. Now you'll need a set of rebuilt injectors, a fuel filter, and a fuel strainer inside the tank. To be safe, you'll want to replace the pump assembly too. All the fuel lines will need to be flushed and dried. You were really lucky to know about this before you started the engine, but that ship has sailed;... Well;... Sank.
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Monday, April 4th, 2016 AT 9:32 PM

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