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Old 10-17-2005, 08:39 AM
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How much used transmission fluid can/do you burn?

Who is mixing used trannie fluid with their diesel or K1 fuel. What is the max volume you have burned successfully.
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Old 10-17-2005, 09:16 AM
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I put in 2 qts/ tankful as I use it as an injector cleaner. I have heard 20% but YMMV.

Anyone know if trans synthetic trans fluid burns the same as dino and if trans fluid mixes w/ VO?
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Old 10-17-2005, 09:38 AM
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I am also interested in this, since in a few hours I'll have 6-7 qts to get rid of....
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Old 10-17-2005, 11:06 AM
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I've run as high as 99% from a transmission shop. It loves ATF more then diesel.
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Old 10-17-2005, 12:45 PM
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rg2098's Avatar could you tell me how many tank fulls or miles you have run at 99 percent transmission fluid. I may be able to get a steady supply it would be nice to know I was not the first guinea pig to test running it full time? Any one with any opinion on running tranny fluid with some redline additive please do chime in.
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I am also interested in this, since in a few hours I'll have 6-7 qts to get rid of....
Anyone try used ATF? I've only used new. Is filtering it enough?
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Old 10-17-2005, 01:22 PM
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Nevermind, I ended up draining into "the abyss" which is a giant tub of mixed oils I have. So there won't be any burning of it..."oh well"
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Old 10-17-2005, 01:35 PM
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Nevermind, I ended up draining into "the abyss" which is a giant tub of mixed oils I have. So there won't be any burning of it..."oh well"
Filter the oil mixture then burn it!

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Old 10-17-2005, 01:44 PM
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There's everything from lawnmower oil to Rotella T to Dexron to Brake fluid and Power Steering Fluid,even a few quarts of super dirty differential oil in "the abyss", so I think I'll just put it in bottles and bring it to autozone to dispose of.
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rg2098's Avatar could you tell me how many tank fulls or miles you have run at 99 percent transmission fluid. I may be able to get a steady supply it would be nice to know I was not the first guinea pig to test running it full time? Any one with any opinion on running tranny fluid with some redline additive please do chime in.
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Only one tank at 99% and it ran fine. ATF has better lubricating properties then diesel so I wouldn't run an additive, although it can't hurt. If you can get a steady supply do it, if you don't feel comfortable running a full tank blends are fine.
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Old 10-18-2005, 08:53 AM
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Ooh! I'd love to see how this works! There's a whole bunch of Transmission shops right down the road from me.. I'm sure they wouldn't mind free disposal of their fluids.

Only question I have, is how safe is this for the engine, say, with a 75% Trans, 25% Dino mix? I don't feel like pouring a few gallons of filtered, used transmission fluid, into my gas tank.. only to find out it corroded my fuel lines, clogged my injectors, or worse.. a few months later.

So uh, how well do I need to filter the stuff (as in, with what?).. and how safe is this?
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ATF cokes injectors

Someone told me ATF cokes the injectors so it's not recommended.
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Old 10-18-2005, 09:52 PM
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I'm not too worried about coking injectors. I just don't want to gum up rings ,make scars in the cylinders or holes in pistons I know she'll run on 100% UTO (used trannie fluid) just wondering whos running it all the time and whats the verdict?
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Someone told me ATF cokes the injectors so it's not recommended.
If it was a type eight diesel, you could have coking.
I run 100% ATF, or used ATF any time I can get it.
Never any coking.
The engine runs quieter.
More power.
Roughly one MPG lower economy.
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Old 10-18-2005, 11:25 PM
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I was hoping you'ld chime in WHunter. I have seen you mention it before. My gasser indy has one of those transmission flush machines. Says he'll give me all I want, and it's filtered too!
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