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Sugar in the gas tank is one of those staples of miserable things you always heard that awful people do to other, often similarly awful people’s cars. While nobody thinks sweeting your car’s gas is a good idea, the actual results of putting sugar in a gas tank isn’t all that well known.

The engine-ruiners over at Project Farm made a sweet-gas mixture for their test gasoline engine, in this case a lawnmower engine, ran the sugar-gas mixture through the engine, then removed the cylinder head and did some basic tests to see the results.

While perhaps doing the test on a full-size modern car engine may have been more exciting, that’s an awful lot of commitment, and, really, a four-stroke lawnmower engine should show the same basic results as a larger automotive engine.

The results are interesting, but not really surprising. The engine doesn’t explode or fail in any dramatic way, or even at all, really. The performance does get degraded a bit thanks to the caramelized sugar on the piston, valves, cylinder head, and pretty much everywhere. Longer-term, this will absolutely be an issue, possibly a delicious, creme brulée-tasting one.

I wonder if modern fuel-injected engines would experience more trouble running on a sugar-gas mixture than this crude carbureted lawnmower, too? I suspect that’s likely.

The upshot is, of course, like you’d expect, it’s no good. It’s just nice to see exactly why.


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C6H12O6 + C6H12O6 => C12H22O11 + H2O

glucose   + fructose => sucrose + water

The hydrogen and oxygen will be OK for the engine.

But thats a lot of carbon.

First sign would be black sooty exhaust.

Injectors would probably gum up and fuel filter too.

Victim of expensive prank would be unhappy.

Locking gas cap.

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I've heard salt works well too, due to it's corrosive action.
(05-22-2017, 11:02 PM)Johntaraz Wrote: [ -> ]C6H12O6 + C6H12O6 => C12H22O11 + H2O

glucose   + fructose => sucrose + water

The hydrogen and oxygen will be OK for the engine.

But thats a lot of carbon.

First sign would be black sooty exhaust.

Injectors would probably gum up and fuel filter too.

Victim of expensive prank would be unhappy.

Locking gas cap.

[Image: 41NbFYL8FhL._SY400_.jpg]

$12.21
The sugar molecules in your post are wrong, sorry charlie.
(05-23-2017, 12:19 AM)Weasel Keeper Wrote: [ -> ]
(05-22-2017, 11:02 PM)Johntaraz Wrote: [ -> ]C6H12O6 + C6H12O6 => C12H22O11 + H2O

glucose   + fructose => sucrose + water

The hydrogen and oxygen will be OK for the engine.

But thats a lot of carbon.

First sign would be black sooty exhaust.

Injectors would probably gum up and fuel filter too.

Victim of expensive prank would be unhappy.

Locking gas cap.

[Image: 41NbFYL8FhL._SY400_.jpg]

$12.21
The sugar molecules in your post are wrong, sorry charlie.

Feel free to correct them.
Copy pasted from some results.


(05-23-2017, 12:28 AM)Johntaraz Wrote: [ -> ]
(05-23-2017, 12:19 AM)Weasel Keeper Wrote: [ -> ]
(05-22-2017, 11:02 PM)Johntaraz Wrote: [ -> ]C6H12O6 + C6H12O6 => C12H22O11 + H2O

glucose   + fructose => sucrose + water

The hydrogen and oxygen will be OK for the engine.

But thats a lot of carbon.

First sign would be black sooty exhaust.

Injectors would probably gum up and fuel filter too.

Victim of expensive prank would be unhappy.

Locking gas cap.

[Image: 41NbFYL8FhL._SY400_.jpg]

$12.21
The sugar molecules in your post are wrong, sorry charlie.

Feel free to correct them.
Copy pasted from some results.

You're right, same atoms, different configuration, sorry. [Image: 0045.gif]
(05-23-2017, 12:40 AM)Weasel Keeper Wrote: [ -> ]
(05-23-2017, 12:28 AM)Johntaraz Wrote: [ -> ]
(05-23-2017, 12:19 AM)Weasel Keeper Wrote: [ -> ]The sugar molecules in your post are wrong, sorry charlie.

Feel free to correct them.
Copy pasted from some results.

You're right, same atoms, different configuration, sorry.

Sweeeet!

Chuckle

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