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Is ATF fluid into fuel and added to engine oil for VITO 111L diesel van good ?

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by ednabilin, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. ednabilin

    ednabilin Senior Member

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    hiiii...

    can anyone advise me if adding ATF fluid to the engine oil and fuel good as a detergent for my VITO 111L 2149 diesel turbo engine (2005 model) ?

    thxx

    lin lin
     
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    NO! Atf is not a good detergent at all and should not be added to engine oil! Adding a small amount (250ml to 50 litres of fuel) to diesel fuel should nor cause any damage, but in my opinion also will not do any good.

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    If you are buying your diesel from the forecourt there is more than enough detergent in it and you should not be adding more
     
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    Does Singapore have a difference in Diesel standards ?
     
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    NO & NO, don't risk it.
     
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    ohh ok....

    i saw a posting by someone (from MB Club UK forum) that he had used ATF to add to his diesel van in the fuel and engine sump and it gave him good results...that was why i was curious if it really was that good...

    thxx PHIL
     
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    ...ohh..here in singapore...we buy diesel from like SHELL or MOBIL or CALTEX etc...i a not sure of the grade though...

    thxx for the advise JOHN
     
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    hmmmm....good question...i am not sure how the standard of diesel here compares to other parts of the world but i guess Singapore being a very transparent and good governed country,,,,it should be good quality....

     
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    ...yaaah...U are correct...

    the last thing i want is a blown engine ...my uncle is going to come after me then,,,,eeeeekkk :Oops:

     
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    Never heard of ATF being added to Diesel fuel...
    BUT
    I have certainly heard of standard Two Stroke oil being added in small quantities (200ml to a Tankful of Diesel)..
    Some swear by it for adding lubricity (slipperyness to low sulphur Diesel fuel)..
     
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    Then run it on diesel from the pumps, with no additives or cat removals. :rolleyes:
     
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    ok..thxx SIMON...


    i think i will try it out....any kind of 2 stroke oil or is it a specific brand or type (synthetic etc).... ???

    lin lin

     
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    oohh ok...

    thxx S SPEED....i will try it out..

    is it normal 2 stroke oil or is it a special grade (synthetic etc) or brand (SHELL etc) ???

    lin lin

     
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    If you are using well known fuels then you should not need anything adding.
     
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    Do not do it.

    Several diesel drivers advocate a small amount of 2stroke oil can help; but only really in older non-common rail engines.
     
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    ..ohh ok....

    谢谢 Dr DELL....
     
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    好的。。FRONTSTEP..
     
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    Diesel fuel /is/ oil so no point adding 2-stroke, it is not a BSA Bantam or an old lawn mower. That stuff is an upper cylinder lubricant to be added to petrol which has no lubrication properties, which a 2-stoke engine needs.

    If you must, then add Redex Diesel to clean jets about twice a year if using dodgy diesel fuel.
     

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