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Answer to Question #67362 in Biochemistry for anneke

Question #67362
It is well known in the mini
-bus taxi industry that pouring sugar into the fuel tank of rival taxi
vehicles will disable their engine. Sugar is mostly carbon and it burns readily, explain why it
causes a problem on a molecular level.
Expert's answer
Sugar is insoluble in gasoline. Therefore, once appeared in the engine, sugar granules just accumulate there causing and chocking it. And when sugar enters fuel injector, it plugs it preventing fuel flow.

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