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Old 10-03-2009, 05:51 AM
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2cycle Fuel mix

Hey fellas new to site and trying to help out my old man, and wondering about the 2 cycle oil to fuel ratio for the ole 7.3. Him and I are new to the diesel world too... and have been hearing about the additives, the new fuel that pretty much doesnt have the lube properties as it used to. Ive heard of many ratios 128:1, 100:1, and 50:1. Here in AZ the 2cycle is cheaper than the tranny fluid. So any input is very helpful. oh and the truck is 97 f-350 and i think he has almost 200k on the all stock engine. Thanks again for all your input.
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:02 AM
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This is a much debated issue. Most will tell you just to use an additive like Diesel Kleen or Standyne or something. I used 2 cycle oil for a long time in my 7.3. I used it in a ratio of 1oz. per gallon at every fillup. It quieted my injectors and gave me about 2 mpg's better. That is not exagerated or BS. I used it for about 30,000+ miles. I don't use it anymore, just cause I am trying others out right now, but it worked fine for me till the day I stopped using it. I would not use ATF though. For one it is red, big no-no. And It doesn't have the lubrication properties that the others do, and it is not designed to burn.

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Old 10-03-2009, 06:10 AM
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Thanks chris, not many people would think of the ATF as the RED flag to the popo during a traffic stop. Good Point!!!!!
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Just say NO to tranny fluid............Like Southpaw said, 1 oz. per gallon of ashless 2 stroke and you'll be fine.
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Just say NO to tranny fluid............Like Southpaw said, 1 oz. per gallon of ashless 2 stroke and you'll be fine.
I also agree to 1 0z of ASHLESS per gallon. Got a buddy that uses it every fill up, no problems. I myself use stanadyne because I am lazy and dont want to measure it out I buy a case of stanadyne at a time and just throw it in my backseat
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Those that proclaim a 2MPG gain aren't lying. I have used it for a while now. The Wal-Mart brand. I bought a gallon jug and a 16oz. I keep the 16 in the truck and transfer from the gallon every fill up. I noticed about 1.5 MPG gain and way quieter injectors.. Even use it with the B2 biodiesel. Works great
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:50 AM
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just reading through the info you guys put out to us and thank you bunches, if it werent for guys like you the diesel shops would have to much work on there hands. Thanks again
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I wouldn't recommend 2 stroke but some purpose designed fuel additive. The two that where mentioned above are good, I have used Diesel Kleen before but I am partial to AMSOIL diesel addiitves, probably because I am a Dealer though.
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I wouldn't recommend 2 stroke but some purpose designed fuel additive. The two that where mentioned above are good, I have used Diesel Kleen before but I am partial to AMSOIL diesel addiitves, probably because I am a Dealer though.
And why not?
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I may give this a try. Does it have to be 1oz to 1 gal? What if you put less additive in then that a gal. Would it be just pointless then?
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