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> Hey I heard that you could use asmall amount
> of transmission fluid in the gas tank to get
> all the carbon off the tops of the pistons
> and raise the compression slightly.. Is that
> True?? Last time I heard of anyone putting
> transmission fluid in the gas tank It killed
> the guys engine.

> Dustin M.
no way man, it'll just make smoke.transmission fluid is an oil base.the only thing i have ever seen is the old timers (no disrespect intended) would run engine rpms up to around 2 grand and pour slight amounts of water straight down carb throat to bust up carbon. this actually does work but is a rather crude method.as for increasing compression, removing carbon buildup from the top of the pistons will actually decrease compression not noticeably so unless we are talking about serious carbon buildup.carbon buildup on the top of the piston actually decreases combustion chamber size therefore creating slightly higher compression, thats why carbon buildup is also associated with spark knock and valve rattle (known problems with high comp engines when you try to run them on pump gas).

hope this helps.
 
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