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Old 03-31-2012, 06:28 PM
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1/2 quart of oil in fuel tank on fillup?

I was working today when a friends father came in and we were talking about my "new" 95 and how it had the 7.3 in it. Long story short, he suggested that I put about 1/2 a quart of oil in the fuel tanks when I fill up. I didn't get into any specifics on it but I was wondering if anyone else has heard of this idea or if there is any merit to it? Just throwing it out there.
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If I remember correct, I've heard of people putting some 2 stroke oil in to help keep injectors and such better lubed. But there are better additives than oil.

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Old 03-31-2012, 06:42 PM
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2stroke oil yea, not regular oil. DieselKleen. ATF.
You can search and there's TONS of threads and very long, argumentative ones
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ATF? or 2 stroke oil? I was just reading the NOOB to OBS thread and found that some people fill the fuel bowl up with ATF/2stroke oil to prime the system b4 starting. I'm gonna be changing the fuel filter tomorrow or monday and was wondering if some Mercon will be alright to fill it up with?

sounds wierd putting transmission oil in something that should be burning a "fuel" maybe i'm just too used to gas motors.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:33 PM
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ATF does work as a fuel for diesel motors. I usually will fill my bowl up with ATF after a fuel filter change. It cleans injectors a little. Won't hurt anything. I'd use regular DexIII though.
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Would dex/merc work? Its pretty much the same thing.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:37 AM
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Dex is either GM's name for it or the industry name. Merc is ford's name

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