- Assessing the Damage: Sugar doesn't dissolve in gasoline, so it's likely that the sugar is just sitting in the tank. It's possible that it might have clogged the fuel sock or the pump, but it's unlikely to have reached the engine.
- Repair Procedure:
- Drain and Clean the Tank: Start by draining the gas tank. This will remove the sugar and any contaminated gasoline.
- Replace Fuel Filters: Since the sugar could clog the filters, replacing them is a good preventative measure.
- Check Fuel Lines and Pump: Ensure that these components haven't been affected by the sugar.
- Consideration of Car's Value: With your car's age and mileage, plus the recent investments in repairs, consider if the cost of this repair will exceed the car’s value. If the cost is high, it might be more economical to retire the car.
- Preventive Measures for the Future: Once repaired, consider installing a locking gas cap to prevent similar issues.
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