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burning tranny fluid

i was just sitting down with a buddy of mine who is a ford tech and he has been burning strait used tranny fluid in his 97 7.3l and hasnt had a single problem. so thats got me thinking bc i have an abundance of tranny fluid i can get for free. so i was wondering if anyone has run into a problem with this or has done it before.

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filter it and run it with a lil diesel.. good to go.
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lots of guys do this or veggie oil, do a search lots of talks about it

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depends on the climate your in if its in a hotter climate like southern texas or arizona you would probably be ok to run a 75atf-25diesel mix in a colder climate you dont want to do this because of the viscosity of the fluids in a colder climate even like west virginia you probably dont want to do this unless its the summer time because this will gum up your lines so to be safe for the next month or two depending on where you live don't mix more than a 55diesel 45atf in your tank personally i would just stick to the diesel till mid may
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filter it and run it with a lil diesel.. good to go.
Exactly how do you filter it? do you do that outside the truck with a pressurized system?
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depends on the climate your in if its in a hotter climate like southern texas or arizona you would probably be ok to run a 75atf-25diesel mix in a colder climate you dont want to do this because of the viscosity of the fluids in a colder climate even like west virginia you probably dont want to do this unless its the summer time because this will gum up your lines so to be safe for the next month or two depending on where you live don't mix more than a 55diesel 45atf in your tank personally i would just stick to the diesel till mid may
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yeah i live up in northern pa and my buddys from southern pa he said definalty only do it in the warmer months. heres the next question why bother mixing it with diesel fuel b/c arent they gonna stay seperated in the tank anyways?

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yeah i live up in northern pa and my buddys from southern pa he said definalty only do it in the warmer months. heres the next question why bother mixing it with diesel fuel b/c arent they gonna stay seperated in the tank anyways?
I have just discovered this problem myself. I don't think it will stay separated in the tank simply because your driving around and the natural mixing that occurs in the tank from that. As far as I know I'm only having this problem in my bulk tanks. I've been running it for a little over 5 k miles now

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because diesel is a petroleum based product and so is atf usually you wont have a problem unless it gets cold out then the atf/fuel mix will gell up so living in norther pa you dont want to do this except for maybe 2 or 3 moths out of the year and during the supercold months mix the diesel with a little of kerosene say 25kerosene 75diesel mix this will prevent your fuel from gelling up in the cold winter months for the most part hope this helps.
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