quote:Pablo, I DID do a search using key words like ATF and Dexron and came up w/ very little and nothing specific to adding ATF to the engine. If this has been beaten to death - was it beaten using other key words besides ATF? Please be specific because the search engine is certainly specific (and a great source of info). thanks,
Originally posted by Pablo: do a search, beat to death in the past
quote:Not a hint of the detergency characteristic?? [ September 19, 2003, 01:49 PM: Message edited by: Mike ]
Superior cold temperature performance characteristics. Wide range of seal compatibility. Excellent wear protection. Superior frictional characteristics with excellent friction retention, and smooth shifting. Fortified against rust and corrosion. Excellent oxidation resistance. Meets requirements for foam protection. Dyed red for easy identification.
quote:Here's a list of the additives in ATF: Dispersants: Sludge & varnish control Antioxidants: Prohibit oxidation Antiwear: Planetary gear, bushing, thrust washer protection Friction modifier: Modify clutch plate and band friction Corrosion inhibitor: Prevent corrosion and rust Seal swell agent: Prevent loss of fluid via seals Viscosity Improver: Reduce rate of change of viscosity Pour Point Depressant: Improve low temperature fluidity Foam inhibitor: Foam control Red dye: Identification http://www.lubrizol.com/ATF/default.asp Even if some of these components sound good for an engine (dispersants, antiwear) every engine oil has the right products in the right quantities to do the job better that ATF. Ken
Originally posted by pgtr: This was a curious one someone passed on to me - claimed it was good for the health of the engine and was an old timers trick. Personally I never add anything but plain old oil but thought I'd throw this urban legend out for discussion... thanks,