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Old 04-22-2013, 06:17 AM
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Tranny oil in fuel bowl

Hopefully the title got your attention. Lol. My sisters father in law is a mech for the Airforce in OK. He said that with their diesels every so often they drain the filter bowl of their trucks and fill it full of tranny fluid and run the trucks. The reason being is that the fuel nowadays doesn't lube the injectors good and this helps them out and in some cases can revive dead injectors. What think ye?

He also recommended standamine (or something to that effect) fuel treatment.

At first, my reaction is No way! But their trucks on the flight line literally drive 15ft then they have to shut them off, then start up, 15ft, shut down,, all day long. They never get to operating temp. Granted they mainly have cummins but is this a good idea in a powerstroke?

Anyone heard of this before?
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No Way! Is right

It's a Ole' Timey remedy for Injection cleaning and, today with the abundance of good additives, a ridiculous thing to do. ATF is for hydraulic systems, NOT for lubrication & burning.

BUT, he's right in that systems designed before ULSD (like ours) relied on the fuel for lubrication that, today, it's not getting.

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if you have a 7.3L you can throw 2-stroke oil in your fuel tank every few fill ups.. and for my 6.0L i use rev-x and diesel keel.. the diesel kleen every 5-10 fill ups just to keep the injectors going
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Thanks y'all! I have used diesel kleen in the past many times. I need to do another treatment soon....
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2 Questions. Does It Hurt To Run Diesel Kleen Every Fill Up? And How Much 2 Stroke Oil Are You Guys Mixing Per Tank?
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We had a problem using .gov "biofuel" on a base somewhere, that we were turning in trucks for starting/running problems. Base Mx found fuel lines to be clogged with paint. Like actual paint.

Running tranny fluid isn't a bad thing at all. There's some folks that burn straight tranny fluid in lieu of diesel. Nothing wrong with it.

As a matter of fact, here's an article about a dude running 90% ATF in his 7.3
Automatic Transmission Fluid Fuel - Alternative Diesel Fuel - Diesel Power Magazine
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Everytime i ever change the fuel filter in my truck i fill the bowl with ATF. Something that i always have nearby in a small bottle, and the truck runs a little smoother when it first fires up. I pour some in the fuel tank as well on occasion.
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2 Questions. Does It Hurt To Run Diesel Kleen Every Fill Up? And How Much 2 Stroke Oil Are You Guys Mixing Per Tank?
1 Oz of ashless two stroke oil to 1 gal of fuel.
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I used to drive tractor trailers, all the mechanics I knew that worked on the equipment I drove down through the years would fill the fuel filter everytime it was changed with atf, once installed they would rev the crap out of them till it was burning fuel...their reasoning was it was great for the injectors... that being said I don't think I would do it to my 6.0 based on the emmission crap I haven't deleted on it...
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Pull up a chair, grab some popcorn and a beer and start reading.

Running a PowerStroke on used ATF

Personally I've run up to 5 gallons of used, filtered ATF per tank of fuel.
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