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Whats this ATF as diesel additive ?

I heard this from some guys at a truck shop. dump a 1qt of ATF into your tank, for keeping the fuel system lubed and clean .

Any truth to this ?

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yes, do some searching on here. many guys run tranny fluid. filter it first then run it.

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new fluid not used!!!

2006 f 250 6.0 sd runs on veggi oil....
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I been dumping in 2 funnels full of ATF n 1 funnel full of lube to each tank and during the cold months I add 3 gallons of 87octane gasoline...

Why not add ATF ?

I'm buring HSD fuel runs great !

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Heard of ATF for injector cleaner, supose it would also provide some lubrcation!
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i herd atf is only good in older trucks.. not the new ones..

whats everyone using for the newer trucks 06 and up ?

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2 cycle motor oil from Walmart, their Tech brand TCW-3, IRC. It's what I use.

The important difference between ATF and 2 stroke is the 2 stroke is ashless and is intended to be burned, the ATF is not.

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ATF as originally used as an additive was type A, the current ratings have much more additives.

The red dye in ATF will have consequences if your tank is dipped by the taxman.

The ULSD at the pump should be rated as a cleaner by itself, same with biodiesel.

2cycle will make up for the change in fuel lubricity, same with 2% biodiesel for the old engines.

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i run straight ATF all the time during the warmer months of the year in my Chummins . it LOVES IT very clean burning and almost no soot. i get it free from my buddys service shop. just hot filter it @180 in a 2 micron bag. dont run it if the temp drops below 50 injectors will coke all up . been doing this for 3 years and 71k now and no problems. i also run straight waste engine oil in her !

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