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Old 02-29-2008, 08:56 PM   #1
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Syrup in the gas tank

Well im hoping someone will have the solution for this problem I'm having. My girlfriend has a 1995 Grand Prix. It's not a GTP or anything special like that. It's got the 3100 V6 Just like my Grand AM had. Someone has apparently put in pancake syrup in the gas tank. She drove the car as I was told and she said it died out. So it has reached the engine but it wasn't driven after that. She tried to start it a few times but it's been sitting in below freezing weather since December sometime and we discovered it today. My question is here what would be a good solution for this? My thoughts were to wait for warmer weather drop the tank down and clean it out and try and flush out the fuel system. Has anyone ever heard of this happening and actually being able to recover they're vehicle from it? Any ideas? Other than taking it to a mechanic because god knows how much they're going to charge to fix the damn thing.
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:59 PM   #2
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Re: Syrup in the gas tank

I've heard of sugar in the gas tank,, blows the engine,,, Pancake syrop, is practically liquid sugar, at least the Aunt Jamima stuff.
Old 02-29-2008, 10:01 PM   #3
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Re: Syrup in the gas tank

filter will clog with the bigger crap, motor will burn the rest. Mythbusters already failed it
Old 02-29-2008, 10:15 PM   #4
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Re: Syrup in the gas tank

gas should disolve any of the syrup i would think. then like previously stated the filter should catch most of the other garbage.
Old 02-29-2008, 10:32 PM   #5
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Re: Syrup in the gas tank

Remove the tank, clean it out. Replace filter, and sock on fuel pump. It may need new injectors if that doesn't fix it.
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