Hot Shot's Secret Stiction Eliminator was developed for a major engine manufacturer. Today's diesel engines are much more efficient than those just 10 years old. To increase the efficiency of the burn, diesel engine manufacturers have increased the pressure at the tip of the injector. Older engines are in the 1200 - 1500 psi range where new diesel engines are as high as 35,000 psi. This increase in pressure atomizes the diesel fuel and provides for a better, more efficient burn (more power, less particulates). Unfortunately there are some problems that come with this improvement. Higher pressures and higher temperatures have a burning effect on the engine oil. The engine oil is used as hydraulic oil to push the injector plunger which in turn pushes out the diesel fuel and atomizes it. Over time a thin layer of oxidized oil and additives slow down the injector. At first this shows up as sluggish acceleration. As time goes on it actually stops the injector from working. This is the point that the injector usually gets replaced.
One bottle or 2 quarts of HSS-SE is the exact amount of additive to clean Powerstroke injectors and get them operating properly. You can use 1 quart of HSS-SE or half of the bottle for preventative maintenance, every 3-4 oil changes. In larger trucks and semis, 2 (two) bottles of Hot Shot's Secret Stiction Eliminator are needed, replacing 4 (four) quarts of oil during the initial cleaning. One, 2 quart bottle is recommended 2-3 times per year for preventative maintenance.
Hot Shot's Secret Stiction Eliminator will fix this problem, even if the injector is at the point of not working. Hot Shot's Secret Stiction Eliminator is a combination of detergents and dispersants that clean up the carbon and oxidation inside the injector. It also contains additives that make the motor oil work better. Friction modifiers and viscosity improvers make everything run smoother, with less friction and acid neutralizers help to prevent the built up soot in your engine oil. We have been testing Hot Shot's Secret Stiction Eliminator since 2004 and have found it to be 86% effective. Trucks having problems were hooked up to a diagnostic computer and tested. The computer showed anywhere from 1 to 6 injectors needing replaced. HSS was then put in the engine oil. The trucks were run about 100 miles and the computers were rechecked. 86% of the time it showed all the injectors were ok. The owners noticed more power and a smoother running truck. The other 14% of the trucks showed improvement also, but not a complete cure. Most of the time, the diagnostic computer showed that 4 injectors needed replaced. When HSS-SE was added to the engine, the computer showed 1 injector needing replaced.
Yes, although specifically designed for the 6.0L, it works on ALL diesels old and new. It will clean the turbo., rings, and oil pump.
When symptoms show up. One quart every 3 to 4 oil changes for preventative measures.
Results usually become apparent after 4,000 to 7,000 miles, but can vary depending on factors such as type of oil and severity of the buildup. Sometimes a second treatment is necessary, but only in extreme cases.
Some people seem to be concerned with upsetting the blend of the oil. Most of these are the same additives used in manufacturing the oil. HSS is balanced as a package by itself. In other words there is enough detergent to offset the dispersant. So adding it doesn't change anything in a harmful way. Keep in mind that this product has been tested by a major engine manufacturer. The testing was done in all climates and altitudes. There is no API classification for additives. Hot Shot's Secret has no adverse effect in CI4 or CJ4 oils.
No, the coking in the nozzle happens from the fuel side of the injector. We recommend Hot Shot's Secret Diesel Extreme for that problem.
We have done oil analysis and the only additive that shows up is the moly (molybdenum).
Lack of power, hesitation, cold starts take much longer than they are supposed to, noticeable delay when stepping on the accelerator.
Yes. For best results we recommend using with synthetic oil, especially on the first treatment.
Yes, you should not overfill your oil sump. If you are low on oil you can just add HSS-SE. You can add it when you change your oil. The longer you leave it in the better it will work.
If the problems are fuel-related as opposed to oil-related, Hot Shot's Secret Diesel Extreme is highly recommended. If this still does not help and a second treatment of Stiction Eliminator has been used, the problems may not be directly injector related.
Another known problem area is the "Fuel Injector Control Module" or "F.I.C.M." A great source of F.I.C.M. information and troubleshooting is ficmrepair.com.
Diesel Extreme Clean and Boost is a concentrated detergent cetane improver, rust and corrosion inhibitor, moisture dispersant and fuel stabilizer that is much stronger than retail type products. When this fuel additive is used in conjunction with Hot Shot’s Secret, you will be giving your engine a complete cleaning. Hot Shot’s Secret will work to clean the oil side and Diesel Extreme will work to clean everything on the fuel side including the tank, lines, and injector tips.
One 2 qt. bottle treats 150 gallons of diesel fuel.
For a pick-up truck, use 16 oz. per tank.
For a semi use 2 quarts per 150 gallon tank.
Because of the intense strength of this product, we recommend using Diesel Extreme once Every 6 months.
Diesel Extreme will tremendously upgrade power and performance in all diesel equipment, increase mileage, and provide maintenance economy. Storage stability of fuels will be greatly increased and diesel engines will be kept in a much cleaner and maintenance-free condition.
Hot Shot's Secret Friction Reducer is a unique lubricity agent, featuring a negatively charged synthetic ester that tenaciously attaches itself to all metal parts that it comes in contact with inside a machine.
Yes. Friction Reducer is good to use in ALL oil.
Yes, they are completely compatible and can be used together in the same oil change. HSS Stiction Eliminator has cleaning properties and HSS Friction Reducer contains more lubrication properties. However, if this is your first time using any of the Hot Shot's Secret products it will be more beneficial to use the Stiction Eliminator first, and then add Friction Reducer to the next, fresh oil change.