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I have been running a 50/50 mix of diesel and used trans fluid for about 8k miles with no trouble. I filter it through 2 fuel filters for a 2003 f-150 then put it in the tank. I would like to know if anyone else is doing this, what yall are filtering with, and the results.
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tranny fluid is highly detergent and will eat the seals out of your injectors not to mention not lubricate them properly so you will have metal wear as well.

+ diesels use the fuel to lubriace the uper cylinders and adding a detergent to your fuel cant be good on them either.

thats just my 2 cents. good luck



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tranny fluid is highly detergent and will eat the seals out of your injectors not to mention not lubricate them properly so you will have metal wear as well.

+ diesels use the fuel to lubriace the uper cylinders and adding a detergent to your fuel cont be good on them either.

thats just my 2 cents. good luck.
everyone i have read about doing it in anything other than an IDI truck, has ruined their injectors

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I run a 50/50 mix in my '02. Runs quieter, no loss of power and very little smoke.
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How long have you been running that toptech?

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my brother in law and i have been running it for 6 months now with no change in performance 50/50 mix i have and 08 and he has a 06 we filter it threw a 5 micron and then a 3 micron and then threw a inline tranny filter with a magnet in it
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How long have you been running that toptech?
Just started a couple months ago. I filter it with a 2 micron NAPA (wix) fuel filter.
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Thanks for the info guys. can yall tell me the part numbers on the filters yall are using. I dont know what micron my filters are. I just went with them cause the fittings on either end of the filter are easy to put hoses on and i just figured if good enough for one injector then should be good for another.

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I met a guy a few weeks ago at a SoCaPS (southern california powerstrokes) meeting who was running a 90/10 mix of tranny fluid/diesel for quiet awhile with no problems. His excursion was modded and i don't remember if he had done an injector upgrade. He gets the tranny fluid for free and said it works great.

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