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ATF Used As Fuel: Why?
I picked up a diesel magazine that had an article about a guy who uses used ATF as his primary fuel source. I've learned from this article ATF doesn't burn as fully as diesel, SVO, or WVO burns & is actually risky. In this article, all the guy does is collect used ATF, runs it through a 3-micron filter, mixes 90% ATF/10% diesel, puts it in the tank, & then adds cetane booster. The article also goes on to say there hasn't been any real testing done with ATF being used as a primary fuel, ATF is not a legal road fuel, causes ash deposits & hydrocarbons, & could still hold the possibility of metal shavings getting into the engine along with another possibility of brake fluid, anti-freeze, or even gas to end up in the fuel tank. How can anyone benefit from this? Why would they bother running an article like this, even? Yes, it's an alternative fuel, but @ a cost. Not so much in the sense of money, but just playing Russian Roulette with a fuel alternative that could ruin your rig. What's everyone else's take?
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