Vandalism : Sugar in fuel tank

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by MileHigh, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,466

    Yup, I'm pissed. All happened in my freaking driveway.

    04 F250 6.0 liter Powerstroke.

    21" mower stolen out the back,
    SkilSaw stolen out the back,
    Tire Slashed,
    And who knows how much sugar was poured into my tank. Could be 5 pounds of crap.

    Somebody is gonna get shot.

    I was doing my lawn route yesterday when I ran low on fuel. I went to go fill up and noticed a bunch of sugar sitting on the spout.

    I did a little research and found out sugar is not soluble in gas or diesel...meaning it will not dissolve. This is a good thing as if it was mixed with water..it can easily enter the cylinders.

    I heard it will just stay in granular form and clog your "sock" and fuel filters.

    So my plan is to:

    - Pull Fuel Tank and clean thoroughly.
    - Clean all fuel lines.
    - Swap out fuel pump.
    - Swap out filters and sock.
    - Run a injection cleaner through when completed.

    What do you guys think I should do?

    I'm stressed out
     
  2. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    If it were me I'd take 4 shots of some whiskey kill a 6 pack and get my gun!
     
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    People that vandalize other peoples property need to get a severe beating.

    As for the sugar in the fuel in a 6.0 that isn't good news. These engines are already tempermental about fuel quality. I would take the fuel tank out and take it to a company that does fuel tank polishing to make sure the tank is absolutely clean.
     
  4. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,099

    It will plug up your Primary filter PDQ, but over all, sugar in the gas tank is a myth, MythBusters proved it.

    Now bleach on the other hand, that will rust anything that holds and transports fuel to the engine, it's a liquid form of oxygen, and it can kill an engine really fast.
     
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    So your pouring bleach into your competition's fuel tanks Ron :laugh:
     
  6. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    well the vandals will probably be back to check on thier work so why not try to set em up
     
  7. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    leave a can of gas sitting out only fill the can with a bunch of $hit gas what brand was the mower that got taken
     
  8. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    Ill bet you know who did this to you..if you really think about it.
     
  9. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,804

    that sucks!!!

    who did you piss off??
     
  10. WGLandscapeMaintenance

    WGLandscapeMaintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,549

    Get a locking gas cap, I recommend that to everyone. Don't keep anything of value in or in the bed of your truck, ever.
     

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