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Trany fluid in gas?

So I was doing some general upkeep (oil change/fuel filters ect.) I've always taken it in to have this done but seeing how last time they did the oil for me they didn't actually change the oil so now I'm insuring its done. Anyways, I switched out the motor fuel filter and in doing so it had a red tint inside which I noticed after it getting on the new fuel filter. I then noticed down by the o ring when replacing it there was a build up of red goop. Now knowing there is pretty much only one fluid in a vehicle which is red it kinda threw a flag up. I'm assuming this is not a normal build up/collection?
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I have not hit the bottom filter as of yet so not sure what I will find in that one. I will post here in a few and find out
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So I was doing some general upkeep (oil change/fuel filters ect.) I've always taken it in to have this done but seeing how last time they did the oil for me they didn't actually change the oil so now I'm insuring its done. Anyways, I switched out the motor fuel filter and in doing so it had a red tint inside which I noticed after it getting on the new fuel filter. I then noticed down by the o ring when replacing it there was a build up of red goop. Now knowing there is pretty much only one fluid in a vehicle which is red it kinda threw a flag up. I'm assuming this is not a normal build up/collection?
Some people actually put tranny fluid in the fuel as a lubricant/cleaner of the fuel systems. It is NOT a good idea to do this in newer trucks especially DPF vehicles. I know some old 7.3 and 5.9 guys that swear by it.

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Or it could be off-road diesel. They die the fuel red for tractors and such.

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Re: Trany fluid in gas?

You didn't get a tank or two of offroad diesel did you?

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No farm diesel, and I'm the only owner. I'll just have to keep an eye on it and see what it looks like at the next interval. Thanx guys
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Re: Trany fluid in gas?

Do you always buy from the same station or are you all over the place? I wonder if a station's tank got red fuel in it by mistake?

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My bet is on the off-road diesel... Did you ever get fuel and it was noticeably cheaper than the competition?

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I always get gas at high visited gas sites. I don't trust those dinky little places which don't get many visitors because who knows how long the diesel sits in their tanks. I would guess the chances of a reputable station getting wrong gas would be slim to non but that may be a possiblility.
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I always get gas at high visited gas sites. I don't trust those dinky little places which don't get many visitors because who knows how long the diesel sits in their tanks. I would guess the chances of a reputable station getting wrong gas would be slim to non but that may be a possiblility.

Off-road diesel is sold in larger places as well, most of the time I see them in areas with a large agricultural base.

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