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Will you have serious engine problems if someone dropped mothballs in your gas tank?

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2005-01-10 08:45:04
2005-01-10 08:45:04

Depending on how many were added, there is a chance of fuel lines/filter getting clogged. Other than that, you wouldn't have any problems. A one time occurence shouldn't be that bad. I would run the tank empty, refill with clean gas AND change my crankcase oil. Mothballs are made of D-chlorobenze which, in a liquid solution, is a solvent that can break down the lube characteristics of motor oil.

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