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#3289078 - 02/21/14 12:30 AM Re: ATF in Diesel [Re: LargeCarManX2]
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Registered: 01/28/14
Posts: 33
Loc: Abbotsford, BC
Originally Posted By: LargeCarManX2


Most likely he is getting the jet fuel free and mixing it with diesel. A better alternative would be to mix the jet, diesel, and quality fuel additive run thru a filter after mixing to avoid engine/injector problems. The only time I would run ATF is if my fuel system was frozen and I would fill the filters with straight ATF in the past to thaw the system out....now a day's specialty products are available for this.


Yep, the jet fuel is basically free. I cut the WMO or ATF with 30% gas, let it sit, centrifuge it then let it sit, CF it again then fill half my tank with either the ATF or WMO concoction, the rest with jet fuel. I used to run the 70/30 ATF and even straight ATF with a 5% gas until I landed the jet fuel. I will NOT run diesel as it means I have to buy it. I get stale gas from friends, etc and have barrels at small engine repair shops as they are happy to give it to me. grin

Running alt fuels isn't for everyone, it does take time, energy and willingness to source up fuels, and of course more maintenance but for me, its totally worth it. Your results may vary, wink
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#3294591 - 02/26/14 05:22 AM Re: ATF in Diesel [Re: sixtwoturbo]
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Registered: 10/23/13
Posts: 230
Loc: OR
I don't think you are going to hurt anything trying to burn ATF, but I wonder why people always feel the need. "My brother's friend Bob has a cousin who used it forever and his injectors lasted 300,000 miles" is usually the given reason why. I've never seen an actual proven case of ATF helping anything. I have seen actual independent proof of other diesel additives, along with 2 stroke oil, helping things.

Just because somebody did it, and it didn't blow up their engine, is not a good reason to continue. I smoke and I haven't gotten cancer yet, does that mean I should keep smoking?

ATF is also one of the most expensive modern automotive chemicals you can buy. It's interesting this myth never specifies which type of ATF to use. Is type F going to give you the same results as Dexron III, as Mercon LV? Hardly.

Why do people think ATF is some magical super dose of detergents? Why would there be *ANY* detergent in a fluid not designed to go into an engine? If such detergents existed, they would be included with your fancy $5/quart engine oil.

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#3535053 - 11/10/14 09:14 PM Re: ATF in Diesel [Re: JHZR2]
CT8 Online   content


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 585
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Why would you want to do that??? When ATF and most any other lube oils burn, they produce an ash of sorts, and it can potentially be problemmatic in many ways.

Why use an inferior product when purpose specific adds exist?

Non-ash two stroke oil would be the farthest I'd go...
Cummins may think otherwise.
atf in diesel

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#3545903 - Yesterday at 12:28 PM Re: ATF in Diesel [Re: CT8]
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Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 33986
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: CT8
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Why would you want to do that??? When ATF and most any other lube oils burn, they produce an ash of sorts, and it can potentially be problemmatic in many ways.

Why use an inferior product when purpose specific adds exist?

Non-ash two stroke oil would be the farthest I'd go...
Cummins may think otherwise.
atf in diesel


And? We've known they are doing this for years. But is the ratio the same? The lube composition the same? Burn byproducts the same? Injection point and conditions for injection the same?

Randomly doping atf into diesel when there are much better options, much more suited for combustion, is stupid.

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#3545910 - Yesterday at 12:50 PM Re: ATF in Diesel [Re: Ari G]
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Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 2733
Loc: Upper Midwest
And besides, the Cummins system does that to replenish the oil, dumping the old oil into the fuel is to dispose of it. Not for a fuel benefit.
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#3546622 - Today at 10:23 AM Re: ATF in Diesel [Re: kschachn]
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Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 585
Loc: California
Cummins I guess doesn't think the oil harms the engine?

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