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Sugar in the Gas tank is a notorious way to ruin a car. Does it actually work, or is it just a pervasive urban legend? Bart explores the science of dissolving things before we try to find out. We dump 4 lbs of Sugar in the tank of a truck and run it at 3000 RPM to find our what find out what happens!

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Comments

    • Donut Media
      Donut Media

      You guys requested this one! How'd we do? Do you like the "in the world" stuff? What other things do you want to see?

      about 3 months ago
    • Fack You
      Fack You In reply to Donut Media

      Try dissolving sugar in water first then put it into the gas tank.

      about 11 days ago
    • Jaydyn Blodgett
      Jaydyn Blodgett In reply to Donut Media

      You should of drove around so their would of been realistic vibrations like bumps in the road. Nobody in the real world is gonna just be idling there.

      about 16 days ago
    • Janine Lamont
      Janine Lamont In reply to Donut Media

      Donut Media what truck is that

      about 24 days ago
    • Manny
      Manny In reply to Donut Media

      I think it's pretty great you guys do trial-and-error stuff, it's different world between she says/ he says.

      about 1 month ago
    • Marco Chinchilla
      Marco Chinchilla In reply to Donut Media

      How about a 2 liter of coke in the gas tank? Maybe it will mix with the fuel better.. or worse technically??

      about 1 month ago
    • Jane Lane
      Jane Lane

      yes but what about sugar derived fuel? bio-gasoline made from sugar vs biogas made from grass and so on.

      about 5 hours ago
    • Dug Thompson
      Dug Thompson

      i love the last few words on this video, "dont tell my wife why we are out of sugar" LOL!! now he has to go ask the hot neighbor lady for some "sugar" ;)

      about 1 day ago
    • Antonio Carranza
      Antonio Carranza

      Sugar doesn't dissolve in gasoline yes, BUT car movement while you're driving will sort of mix sugar and gas not letting all of it sit in the bottom of the tank. That means more sugar actually going into the engine and probably more damage...

      about 2 days ago
    • David Frazier
      David Frazier

      Ive worked on vehicles that have had suger put in the tank. Sometimes if they dont drive it its a simple replace pump and clean tank. Others that drove it around because they didn't know it happened, well the last one had to replace motor, tank, lines, pump, pretty much whole fuel delivery and engine was gone. He had ran it long enough to suck suger in the cylinder and had what almost looked like Carmel lining the cylinder walls and vavles.

      about 2 days ago
    • Michael walsh
      Michael walsh

      What if you put water in the tank?

      about 2 days ago
    • Michael walsh
      Michael walsh

      How'd u get rid of the bees?

      about 2 days ago
    • Burner1one
      Burner1one

      And this is basic fucking chemistry and physics... Jesus... the people that watch this sent to school, right?

      about 2 days ago
    • Burner1one
      Burner1one

      And this is basic fucking chemistry and physics... Jesus... the people that watch this sent to school, right?

      about 2 days ago
    • Tha Muttleycrew
      Tha Muttleycrew

      My dad did this to my mom when they were separating, and it destroyed 2 engines, locked them up tight.

      about 3 days ago
    • Lance Hondrade
      Lance Hondrade

      Cocaine + A90 Supra= ?

      about 3 days ago
    • Eros Perez
      Eros Perez

      Big fan of HOW IT WORKS! Any chance you guys can make a video about Dual Clutch Transmissions? I have a 2013 Ford Focus and I have so many questions about it.

      about 7 days ago
    • Deontay Ginger
      Deontay Ginger

      what if you were driving around and mixing the gas?

      about 7 days ago
    • The Shape
      The Shape

      Sucrose isn’t sugar

      about 8 days ago
    • TheRightsofPassage
      TheRightsofPassage

      I wouldn't try it though... Thank For The Info.

      about 8 days ago
    • Stu Mo in Sask
      Stu Mo in Sask

      I’d like to see in a fuel injection system.

      about 10 days ago
    • Eric Watson
      Eric Watson

      You could use a beer bong to pour the sugar so it doesn't get stuck in the gas tank opening.

      about 11 days ago
    • Adam Cannon
      Adam Cannon

      At 5:38 I'm pretty sure he got you to smell his fart :/

      about 12 days ago
    • Alvonne Franklin
      Alvonne Franklin

      Did anyone notice he's left handed?? Shoutout to lefthanded folk! 🤙🏽

      about 12 days ago
    • Paul Kettner
      Paul Kettner

      Do cokacola in the tank

      about 14 days ago
    • Wario Ware
      Wario Ware

      Yeah but the car is going to have Diabetes on long term

      about 15 days ago
    • Chad Freeman
      Chad Freeman

      LIFE OD is that you?

      about 17 days ago
    • Axer Onrust
      Axer Onrust

      Can we go back to no beard and different camera angles

      about 17 days ago
    • CSI48
      CSI48

      i find it funny they try to covour up the fact its a DODGE DAKOTA. yup , covour up shit and no one will ever know !

      about 18 days ago
    • DaCheapChimp
      DaCheapChimp

      A gallon of water would do more damage

      about 18 days ago
    • Raul Ramos
      Raul Ramos

      Every time I've seen this myth tested, the testers have always left the car in park. Wouldn't driving the car slosh the sugar around, increasing the chance of the sugar being sucked up?

      about 19 days ago
    • C Sbastianygaumnitz
      C Sbastianygaumnitz

      I have a feeling that ancient carbureted V8 will run on almost anything. It doesn't have the tightest tolerances.

      about 20 days ago
    • LegenDz-_-Smashr
      LegenDz-_-Smashr

      You said to bring some extra gas to wash the sugar down. I just use my urine

      about 21 day ago
    • Eren Aydoslu
      Eren Aydoslu

      What about a fuel mixture with ethanol. Ethanol is polar, it would dissolve sugar. Plus, ethanol is widely used in fuels.

      about 21 day ago
    • VincentCool
      VincentCool

      Ocean fire

      about 22 days ago