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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-06-2004, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Power Steering fluid into Diesel - Urban legend?

Hi guys, I've heard of many diesel owners that they put some power steering fluid in their diesel once in a while, in orther to clean the inyectors and the fuel pump.
Something tells me that this is no good to the engien, but I haven't found anything related to it. [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
So, any info related to this will be really helpfull.

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I heard it's true. However, why not do it right and buy the Amsoil products?
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No Amsoil products in Costa Rica
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Re: Power Steering fluid into Diesel - Urban legend?

A lot of knowledgable guys on this board have said it's a bad idea. It doesn't stand up to the common sense test.

I'd look for a product made for the purpose. There are several besides Amsoil.
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Re: Power Steering fluid into Diesel - Urban legend?

Powersteering and transmission fluid are similar. I've used tranny fluid in engines poured directly in the carb to clean up valves and loosen rings. Some add it to their fuel to clean thimgs up and it does work. It's about the same thing as Marvel Mystery Oil.
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Re: Power Steering fluid into Diesel - Urban legend?

Thanks a lot guys.
Are there any oil engeniers around, that can come up with some info on this??

Can this be done with gasoline engines?
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Yes you can.
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Re: Power Steering fluid into Diesel - Urban legend?

When I had a 6.2 Diesel Blazer, I sometimes put in a quart of ATF in my 3/4 full fuel tank. It is supposedly good for lubrication of the fuel injection pump, and to clean the injectors.
When I got a 6.5 Diesel dually, I was using Stanadyne (sp) injection pump lubricant. I know it worked well, as my fuel economy went up for just a little while.It may have had a Cetane booster in it too. I am sure that you can get the Stanadyne stuff (blue bottle) in a larger style diesel repair shop. Most of the marine and HD truck shops in San Jose should carry this stuff. It is about $15/bottle (If I remember correctly)...
BTW..What engine are you running??
Ricky...seeya...
edit..Also what ever happened to "Key Largo" and the "Chandileer Club" still running??? I was down there twice in the early 1990's we had a great time... We went over to a resort called "El Ocotal" on the west coast to fish.
You are lucky to live in such a beautiful country...Maybe I'll make another trip down there some day...Can I bring my jeep????? Hope they have lots of parts.....
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