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post #1 of 27 Old 11-18-2011, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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ATF added to fuel?

hey quick question i every so often add a quart of atf to my tank to help with lubrication of fuel system such as injectors and also for cleaning purposes. well my question is dose it matter what kind of ATF i add to the tank? i normally just got some off brand cheap stuff from gas station. well i have some honda ATF-Z1 fluid and also have some GM ATF6.

can i add either of these or any ATF for that matter and get the same benifits with out any issue?

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stick with 2 stroke oil....cheaper from wal mart anyway. some say yes for atf, some strongly against it
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i was using ATF cause i get it for free basically. dose it matter what kind of 2 stroke oil and how much and how often

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Just curious, what are the benefits of running ATF or 2 stroke oil in the fuel tank. Can i hurt or damage the engine or will it make it smoke like hell until it burns out. I've heard alot of people do this, i mean does it do that much good? Im sorry for all the questions.
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I run a quart of the wal mart brand with every tank (30 gal). I lubes the fuel system, mainly the fuel side of the injectors. Search on here or google...probably a million threads on the topic
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ok thanks ill check it out

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Just curious, what are the benefits of running ATF or 2 stroke oil in the fuel tank. Can i hurt or damage the engine or will it make it smoke like hell until it burns out. I've heard alot of people do this, i mean does it do that much good? Im sorry for all the questions.
I have seen this done quite frequently in Iraq. We were replacing fuel injection pumps left and right in the beginning until we got a tip to tell the operators to add 1Qt of ATF at every fill up. Made a major reduction in the number of injection pump replacements afterwards. Not sure how or if it would affect our engines but it did not cause our engines to smoke nor did I see any ill effects from it.

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heck just by some opti-lube XPD in the gallonw size and add it every fill up. it is around 100 bucks and treats something like 400 gallons.


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I use ATF 2 stroke or power service. I would also recommend buying a bottle of marvels mystery oil to put in and keep the bottle. It's basically ATF but says on the bottle "for use in ultra low sulfer diesel" so that way if you get your tank dipped you have some sort of wAy to fight (red fuel =offload)


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Personally, I wouldn't run ATF as it has friction modifiers and is designed to provide a specific level of lubrication without allowing for slippage. That, and it isn't designed to be burned. 2 Stroke oil on the other hand is designed to be burned, and is ashless. It's sole purpose is to ensure that the moving parts in a 2 stroke stay lubricated. Just get some ASHLESS 2 stroke oil, and run it! It's cheaper, and IMO, better than ATF.



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