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ATF/OFF ROAD #2

Since all the off road diesel threads have been showing up someone mentioned something about ATF leaving the same dye color as offroad diesel. I mentioned to my friend that has been running used ATF he started freaking out will it show that same dye color as off road diesel Or will fade when reqular #2 is added
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Lots of looks but no thoughts?? Maybe a might help.
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Since all the off road diesel threads have been showing up someone mentioned something about ATF leaving the same dye color as offroad diesel. I mentioned to my friend that has been running used ATF he started freaking out will it show that same dye color as off road diesel Or will fade when reqular #2 is added
Tell your buddy not to worry, I ran heating oil all winter before realizing it's not worth the fine on the little bit your saving each tank. Run a few tanks of road fuel (clear) and change filters if u want to be safe, but ? is why ATF? I'd rather throw a quart of 2 stroke in there for lubricity which is formulated to burn. Good Luck

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ATF if supposed to clean injectors....

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ATF if supposed to clean injectors....
Wouldn't we be better off using a product like stanadyne of diesel kleen?

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Probably so being as it is formulated to do just that (clean injectors)

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The Diesel in Az is Green. It would take alot of ATF to change it to red.

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I think it would have a pink hue to it but I doubt it would look like red dye at all. Red dye looks like Kool-Aid but if you got green and red and mixed it then it would make ???

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I ran off road for a while, when I switched back to the green fuel, after two tanks, I still had a little red color in my fuel filter bowl.

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