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Old 06-21-2011, 09:14 PM   #15
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I've had over the road trucks for 25 years and have used ATF, seems to work fine but some of my other trucking friends have said to use 2 cycle oil, ATF isn't meant to burn and 2 cycle oil is.
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Neither engine oil or ATF is designed to burn cleanly, both leave ash residue. It's long time past for this old wives tale to be put to rest. IMO the best and cheapest injector/fuel system cleaner is bio-diesel, of course we all buy that at the pump, it's labeled B2 (2%) diesel fuel.
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Todays modern gasoline injection systems operate at much lower pressures,
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The new LMM Duramax engine high-pressure rail, fuel system operates at 55,000psi , hardly a lower pressure.
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The ATF addition to diesel fuel was recommended to me by a Peugeot Turbo Charger Factory Evaluator back in 1982. For those who may not know, Peugeot is the oldest continuing operator of diesel engines in the world, so I kinda feel they might just know a bit about it all. I put over 485,000 miles on a 505 TD, gave it to my son for a wedding gift and he and new bride put another 125,000+ miles on her and then sold her to first couple that looked at her for $4000.00 ! Best seats and A/C ever to see automotive service IMHO. Also over my 485K miles the old girl averaged just over 46 MPG and the A/C system was never touched, could "hang beef" after 2 minutes run in Florida sun !

Also used the ATF in 1993 Chevy 3500 6.5 TD, put over 165,000 miles on it and never a fuel related trouble.

ATF has an aggressive and highly effective anti bacterial / anti fungal growth inhibitor to preclude fine clearance problems in the valve body of an auto tranny over 60,000 mile life span of the fluid, and in the quantities of 8 oz to 30-32 gal of Diesel is insignificant in it's lack of lubricity for the fuel system and/or the combustion chamber.

Hardly think it would have been "Highly Recommended" by Peugeot especially with the car early in the warranty period if it had not proven very effective !

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Neither engine oil or ATF is designed to burn cleanly, both leave ash residue. It's long time past for this old wives tale to be put to rest. IMO the best and cheapest injector/fuel system cleaner is bio-diesel, of course we all buy that at the pump, it's labeled B2 (2%) diesel fuel.

The new LMM Duramax engine high-pressure rail, fuel system operates at 55,000psi , hardly a lower pressure.



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Didn't know the Duramax operated on GASOLINE. Suggest you re-read my post.

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