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Old 06-01-2012, 08:51 PM
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Adding trans fluid to fuel?

Has anyone ever done this? They say trans fluid is like a detergent and by adding some to the fuel tank will help clean out youe motor. Heard about this from a used car dealer, said he had a truck come im runnin rougher than a square wheel down a rocky road, threw in some tranny fluid with some fuel ran it for a bit and good as new.

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Has anyone ever done this? They say trans fluid is like a detergent and by adding some to the fuel tank will help clean out youe motor. Heard about this from a used car dealer, said he had a truck come im runnin rougher than a square wheel down a rocky road, threw in some tranny fluid with some fuel ran it for a bit and good as new.

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Old 06-02-2012, 05:43 PM
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Some run it, most don't. I don't run it, and don't recommend it.

If you want to get the injectors cleaned out, run a couple of bottles of Diesel Klean or other fuel additive that's formulated for the job.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:28 AM
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Seafoam works great as well.
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ATF is dyed red with the same dye used in off-road diesel. You do the math. Could be thousands of dollars in fines.

Probably won't be worth it if you are dipped.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:52 PM
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ATF is not designed to be burned, however 2 stroke oil is, consider 2 stroke oil as an alternative, I use it along with diesel Kleen or FPPF 8+ Cetane Boost
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:44 AM
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I didn't mention it but I will now. I use (and sell):

AMSOIL - Diesel Concentrate Performance Fuel Additive (ADF)

AMSOIL - Cetane Boost Diesel Fuel Additive

Truck seems to like it.
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Fuel additives
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20 years ago I would drop some ATF in the fuel tank and the old 290 and 350
Come-a-parts loved it, but wouldn't do it to any of our trucks now.
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