Tampered car alittle laundry detergent and sugar in my engine where the oil goes

Asked by Aug 24, 2015 at 07:49 PM about the 2003 Toyota Corolla S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Sugar does not dissolve in oil or gas. But it will be like sand. You need a complete engine flush. Or bye-bye motor. Now laundry detergent I have to see what I can find

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Yep, after looking at some forums, just either go to a shop and get the engine flushed, or go buy maybe three oil filters and 14 quarts of oil. Change oil, drive about 50 miles, change again, drive another 200 miles, change again. Then add some Seafoam oil treatment. Then change again at 3000 miles. Sorry to say, this is gonna cost you

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Was thinking, and you say 'a little' If you are talking about a teaspoon or two, you still need to change the oil but can skip step 2. If you mean a pound.. back to plan A

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Suga better than grinding past in a engine, have it flash, new oil and filter.

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The fact that sugar does not devolve is in your short-term favor because the filer will catch it and some oil already has a small amount of detergent ... Flush and change .. drive about 500 miles then flush and change again .. you should be OK ..... I would report it to the police so it's on record in case your engine fails and your insurance covers vandalism

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Good morning Tom. There is an old urban myth about sugar in gas, that it will cause it to gel and turn the gas in to Jell-O. But just not true. There is another old practical joke that somebody will sprinkle a little bit of sugar around the gas cap, or even the hatch then drop an empty sugar bag right there by the car. Then when the owner sees this they freak. Personally I hate practical jokes, most are not funny and the 'jokester' gets off on seeing somebody else's stress.

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Oh, and Ronnie, don't buy Fram $3 filters. You don't have to buy a $15 filter either, go mid-grade. Fram filters, except the ones that are high quality, and Fram does make some good filters but the cheap ones are junk, poorly made in god-knows-where and the filter element does not catch much of anything. Either a good Fram or a NAPA, something like that. But I think NAPA sells several grades, from cheap to superior

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This is one Jim will know if he sees this. I'm not sure about the quality of NAPA filters, or who makes them

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