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Old 03-31-2008, 06:48 PM
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can you use transmission fluid...

as a fuel? my grandfather thought that he acciedentaly filled his truck up with gas one day, and he called a local diesel shop and asked what to do.. they said put tracnsmission fluid in with the gas... i turned out he didnt put gasoline in it, but i was wondering if i could use my used tranny fluid as a fuel... or may be they told him to put trans oil... idk it would make more sense.
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I suppose you could, it is a large hydrocarbon, but i wouldnt personally... especially not used stuff.
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:06 PM
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so, wait the at fluid or oil? isnt the at trans fluid a solvent?
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What the...?

AT fluid or oil? What's that supposed to mean? Thought they were the same. WTF ?
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i mean the auto trans fluid or the manual trans oil, which one would be better to burn,
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i mean the auto trans fluid or the manual trans oil, which one would be better to burn,
Better skick to the ATF. I have tried it in a 2000 PSD and it ran just fine. It was just an experement, I think it could lead to problems down the road. I burn it in an old generator (Listeroid) and have been doing so for several months without any trouble.
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hmm...

i will do that when i do my next atf change! lol
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Old 04-06-2008, 03:54 AM
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There are guys around here that have run it for years in their Fords. They run it year around with no problems. (from what they tell me)
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Been running it for a couple years now. I have used a ton of it. For nine months of the year I run a 95%(used atf)/5%(diesel) mix. And 50/50 in the winter. Saving a s***t load of money!
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wow!

where do you get all that used ATF? jeez
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A friend of mine has a shop and does alot of tranny flushes.
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haha, smart, i gota get a hook up like that!
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I have always used ATF to refill fuel filters, plus its a great lubricative additive.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:16 PM
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hey thats a good idea, thats a lot cheaper than diesel kleen!!! il do that my next change.
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There are some on the Mercedes forum that say it cleans their injectors.
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