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post #1 of 20 Old 10-18-2012, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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My experience with ATF in fuel tank

I have heard of people running a quart of ATF in the fuel tank at each fill up, and I just happen to have a ton of ATF laying around. My neighbor guy told me he has done it a few times in diesel and in gas engines, he says people do it to clean the fuel system (detergent in ATF).

I have been running a quart of ATF in my fuel tank since about the last 6 - 7 tanks, and I can say it has made an improvement in my particular case. I used to have some injector stiction issues when EVERY TIME I first cranked up the truck in the morning, and it would go away on it's own once warmed to operating temp. Since the ATF I have noticed that now when there is an occasional issue with stiction it goes away after about 3 to 5 seconds of the truck running.

So in my personal experience it has worked for me, and I am continuing to run the ATF in there now (because I still have about 3 - 4 quarts extra anyway) Truck has 142K on it, and as far as I know original injectors. Also note this trick doesn't work after the first tank, took me until about tank number 3 - 4 i think to notice the stiction was basically gone.

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Glad this worked for you but according to your signature your truck is modded, my question is... Will work with a 100% bone stock truck? Also which ATF are you using?

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Stiction is related to the oil side spool valves, I dont know how atf would help with that, unless you're saying you run atf in your oil?

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The atf lubes the internals of your pumps and injectors.

Lube is good.

My truck is bone stock and it helps mine run smoother. In mine it makes anoticeable difference at startup.
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XPD is the best fuel additive you can put in besides bio. No fuel additive will fix stiction as that issue is on the oil side not the fuel side.

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I have heard of this but was afraid to try it what ATF could u use and could u still use the diesel Kleen to help gellin as well?

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Turbochared... Can you try 2-stroke and let us know how it helps? Compaired to atf.

I started using 1 oz per 2 gallons and I have noticed that the truck runs better. Compaired to using just Diesel kleen. Now I do both.
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Running a simple B5 biodiesel is the best thing you can do for your injectors and then you don't have to add anything. As for the oil I'd suggest looking into Archoil AR9100 for injector stiction.
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I started fueling up at the Walmart near me for that exact reason. Their pumps state that their fuel has at least 5% biodiesel up to 20%. That way I am not having to carry any additive for lubrication and it is usually cheaper there than most other places.

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I started fueling up at the Walmart near me for that exact reason. Their pumps state that their fuel has at least 5% biodiesel up to 20%. That way I am not having to carry any additive for lubrication and it is usually cheaper there than most other places.
that sounds nice and all but i cant imagine the rest of the fuel being very good... do you know where they are getting there fuel from?


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