Could use a little more detail. For example, has the engine been run like that or was the damage noticed first? If the engine was run, you may want to get your insurance company involved.
Start by removing the gas tank, then remove as much fuel as possible by siphoning or pouring it out. If the engine has not been run, add about a gallon of clean fuel, then apply power to the pump and pump the fuel into a container. If the fuel stream is strong and steady, the pump is likely okay to reuse. For the best job, have the tank steam-cleaned at a radiator repair shop. They often do that too for repeated fuel pump failures due to microscopic debris that builds up over time. That debris can lock up the impellers in the pumps.
If the stream of fuel is weak, suspect the strainer is plugged. I don't know if that can be cleaned. It might be smarter to replace the pump assembly.
If the engine was run it may be necessary to replace the fuel injectors because they have very fine screens that will be plugged. Try running the engine first before you deal with them. If the strainer caught the sugar before it made it through the pump, the injectors will be okay.
Monday, February 10th, 2014 AT 2:11 PM