What Kind of Damage Does Sugar do to a Gas Tank?

Answer Contrary to popular belief, adding sugar to a gas tank will not ruin your car. At most, you may have to change the filter or empty and clean the gas tank.

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Can Karo syrup cause damage to a gas tank?

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What happens when you put sugar in a gas tank ?

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How to Fix Sugar in a Gas Tank?

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