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Old 09-21-2007, 07:03 PM
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atf as diesel fuel

i did a quick search and didn't find much other than using atf to prevent gelling. the reason i ask is a guy that works at a ford dealership tells me that its perfestly ok and that tons of people on there mechanics forums swear by it... so what do you all think???
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:29 PM
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i wouldnt do it. the only thing i put in my fuel is Diesel Kleen, there is an additive that ford sells, i dont remember the name either. somewhere in the site there is a thread about this. let me see if i can find it.

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Old 09-21-2007, 07:38 PM
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here are a few links

Add trany. fluid to fuel?

Adding tranny fluid or 2-cycle oil
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:44 PM
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I would go to a different dealership.

Personally, I would contact Ford directly through the dealership and Ford itself about this.
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:48 PM
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Ditto.... try another service dept. and see what their techs say!
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:50 PM
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I ran in my chevy 6.2 turbo diesel . I sold it with over 450,000 miles .
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:59 PM
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I've never really understood this. My last diesel (navstar idi) went 300+ before it was sold. Not once did I run fuel additives. I replaced the oil, filters, trans/diff fuild regularly and replaced the injectors 2 times (2 of them a 3rd time). Still ran fine.

Why are we in a craze over new snake oil PROMISING us more life from our diesels? All over the internet you can read stories about "do WHATEVER and it works 10x better!!!". Not everything you read is fact, and it's getting hard to tell fact from fiction. Basic care is tried and true method.
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Bad thing with ATF, regardless of if it's good or not, would give your fuel a red tint, arising suspicion of running dyed (no tax) diesel with your friendly DOT man if he checks your tank.
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I've never really understood this. My last diesel (navstar idi) went 300+ before it was sold. Not once did I run fuel additives. I replaced the oil, filters, trans/diff fuild regularly and replaced the injectors 2 times (2 of them a 3rd time). Still ran fine.

Why are we in a craze over new snake oil PROMISING us more life from our diesels? All over the internet you can read stories about "do WHATEVER and it works 10x better!!!". Not everything you read is fact, and it's getting hard to tell fact from fiction. Basic care is tried and true method.
back in the idi days the fuel was better. our diesel has lost alot of it lubrication properties with the new ultra low sulfer cr@p out there plus the older diesels injectors wernt as picky. as the new ones.
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alcohol= bad.......................ATF contains alcohol ther are a bunch of threads on here about addatives
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