Q: Sugar in engin

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Sugar in engine
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Teresa. Thanks for contacting us today. When this occurs, there are a few things that need to be done first. The fuel tank must be drained, removed from the vehicle, rinsed out, and dried to try to remove as much sugar as possible from the tank. The fuel pump and fuel filter should be replaced, and the line between the fuel filter and tank should be washed, and blown out. Assuming that the engine has not been damaged by the tainted fuel, you should be ok. However, if the engine has been damaged, it’s best to scrap the vehicle and purchase a replacement (as the engine repair would likely cost more than the vehicle is worth).

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