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    Re: Worst Thing To Put in a Gas Tank?

    Actual liquified rice.

    Something like this may help.
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    Re: Worst Thing To Put in a Gas Tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Suziebob View Post
    Haha, that was a great thread.

    What would an energy drink REALLY do to a 4 cylinder engine, though?
    Hydrolock.

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    Re: Worst Thing To Put in a Gas Tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Xenon View Post
    Hydrolock.
    only if you poured it very FAST into the engine via the intake, the microgram thrown in by the injectors if you put some into the gas tank won't do much

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    Re: Worst Thing To Put in a Gas Tank?

    First of all, you guys make me sound like an absolute monster, destroying some nice, well maintained and totally innocent Honda. While I haven't seen the car in question, if I know the guy at all, it's already been essentially "parted out," and the transmission is, I believe, broken.

    Does anyone know what would happen if bleach were put in a gas tank and the car were run 15-25 miles? Someone said that if you didn't start running the engine IMMEDIATELY, the bleach would separate and not be as potent. Any knowledge on that?

    I also read that there was a test done by the US Army and that they found Linseed Oil was the most potent thing to put in a gas tank. Does anyone have any information either on that test or on Linseed Oil + Gas in general?

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    Re: Worst Thing To Put in a Gas Tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by nailhead425 View Post
    Nitromethane.
    A little goes a long way.

    Or, put a stripe on it, cut the springs, black out the wheels, put a $100 stereo from Best Buy in it, a Monster tach, non-functioning boost gauge and sell it for $5,000.
    What will happen with the former? How expensive is that stuff, anyway?

    The latter is a possibility, actually. I already told the punk kid down the street it was "stripped down for racing."

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    Re: Worst Thing To Put in a Gas Tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Suziebob View Post
    What will happen with the former (nitomethane)? How expensive is that stuff, anyway?

    The latter is a possibility, actually. I already told the punk kid down the street it was "stripped down for racing."
    You will get less power unless you can increase the flow through the injectors.
    14.6 kg of air is required to burn one kilogram of gasoline, but only 1.7 kg of air for one kilogram of nitromethane. Since an engine’s cylinder can only contain a limited amount of air on each stroke, 8.7 times more nitromethane than gasoline can be burned in one stroke. Nitromethane, however, has a lower energy density: Gasoline provides about 42–44 MJ/kg whereas nitromethane provides only 11.3 MJ/kg.

    A cheaper and more effective way to add oxygen and explosive power is to put hydrogen peroxide in the gasoline. BOOM!

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    Re: Worst Thing To Put in a Gas Tank?

    Taking the topic heading literally, I would say the worst thing to put in a gas tank is cheap low detergent gas. Use anything but a top tier certified gas in your car and you're just asking for engine deposit problems.
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    Re: Worst Thing To Put in a Gas Tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustapha Mond View Post
    Taking the topic heading literally, I would say the worst thing to put in a gas tank is cheap low detergent gas. Use anything but a top tier certified gas in your car and you're just asking for engine deposit problems.
    -Elliott
    But surely there are worse things than that, like perhaps, urine

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    Re: Worst Thing To Put in a Gas Tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smaart Aas Saabr View Post
    But surely there are worse things than that, like perhaps, urine
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    Re: Worst Thing To Put in a Gas Tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smaart Aas Saabr View Post
    But surely there are worse things than that, like perhaps, urine
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    Re: Worst Thing To Put in a Gas Tank?

    When I head Low-Detergent gas, I thought of something: Washing Machine Detergent! Put some good Cheer or Tide in there. It would be sure to clean out your valves!
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    Re: Worst Thing To Put in a Gas Tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by RoGuE View Post
    Like in "Me, Myself, and Irene?"

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    Re: Worst Thing To Put in a Gas Tank?

    sugar or water, both have bad effects on the car. drivability problems, extended crank time, misfires, even component failures. these are real life scenarios though.

    worst thing i could think of, probably sand or dirt, or something explosive, maybe even an acid of some sort, so that way it eats everything from the inside out, including the engine. something really corrosive can really make for a great day.
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    Re: Worst Thing To Put in a Gas Tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smaart Aas Saabr View Post
    But surely there are worse things than that, like perhaps, urine
    LOL I will defer to your expertise here!
    -Elliott

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