For off-road use only. Racing engine oil is not intended for vehicles with DPF, catalytic converters, EGR or other emission equipment as damage to these systems could occur.
NOTE: If you run your engine with oil temperatures lower than 135°F, please consult the Hot Shot’s Secret Technical Support Team to assist you in your Adrenaline R Series purchasing decision. Engine oils are rated for normal operating temperatures of 212°F. Due to the nature of synthetic oils, it may be necessary to choose the next higher grade since synthetics act similar to a lower viscosity oil at lower temperatures.
Hot Shot’s Secret Adrenaline Racing Oils are formulated specifically for high-horsepower, high-performance racing applications and the rigors that come with it. Engineered to withstand the increased temperatures, extreme pressure and elevated RPMs in racing engines.
Adrenaline Racing Oils are 100% pure PAO synthetic and are infused with our patented FR3 Nano Technology and high zinc additive package. This allows for the exceptional protection needed in racing applications while also improving performance. The infusion of our FR3 Nano Technology allows for horsepower gains up to 3% over leading competitors for that extra advantage needed in motorsports.
Research and Development is about putting ideas and theories through hours of formulation and rigorous testing. Some concepts can be universal across the entire product line of lubricants while others behave differently in different applications and therefore cannot be used in some formulas.
Unique and alternative methods of testing find the strengths and weaknesses of each formula in pre-production. Ideas for test formulas are pre-qualified through a series of lab tests. The high performers in the pre-qualifying tests are then sent out for 3rd party lab testing. The final stage is real world testing. Driving tests and dyno tests are the typical methods. The height of our real-world product testing is to run our Hot Shot’s Secret test formulas and products in racing applications.
During those endurance, Indy car, truck pulling and drag race testing, we learned of weaknesses in our formulas. After learning the weaknesses and adjusting the test formulas, we continue testing until we are certain we have the best products available. Our products have been proven to show better results than the industry leaders.
We took this knowledge and applied the most advances technologies available to our racing formulas. The Hot Shot’s Secret Adrenaline Racing Oils were developed from what we learned in the creation of our Green Diamond and Blue Diamond Oils and our FR3 Friction Reducer, but without the restrictions of API categories. We were given the opportunity to make the absolute best oil and we did just that. Every Adrenaline Racing Oil starts with the most stable polyalphaolefin (PAO) base oil, which has the highest molecular, thermal, oxidative and additive package stability available on the market.
The high viscosity index of PAO’s requires fewer viscosity improvers to meet the weight specifications. The shearing of viscosity improvers will thin your oil by mechanical means while being pressed through main and rod bearings, camshaft bearings, lifters, and between valve stems and rocker tips. Reducing the amount of viscosity improvers in your oil, reduces the amount of mechanical shearing, thereby keeping your oil from losing viscosity and staying in specification and providing you with a more consistent oil and engine performance.
The true synthetic nature of PAO’s keeps oxidation from occurring at high temperatures due to their chemical structure. PAO’s have a fully saturated linear arrangement that have alkyl functional groups attached which gives it unique oxidation resistant and cold flow properties. Your engine will be fully protected from wear on cold starts and during operation. PAO’s are inherently cleaner oils with less impurities from the start, so your oil will start cleaner and remain cleaner throughout its life cycle.
Sludge and deposit formation are also limited because of the purity and chemical structure of PAO’s. Our high zinc and antimony extreme pressure additive package protects you from the worst possible scenarios when you need boundary lubrication. The synergy of zinc and antimony and their reactions with phosphorus and sulfur provide a stronger multi-layer of tribofilm at the surface than either component on their own, which adds even more anti-wear and extreme pressure properties.
Steel on Steel ASTM D-4172 testing showed a .45 mm wear scar with 1200 RPM, a 40-kilogram load with 52100 Steel over a 1-hour test procedure. The infusion of Adrenaline race oils with our FR3 Friction Reducer lowers the wear and friction, while also increasing film strength. Less friction results in less heat buildup which contributes to another method of reducing oxidation to the already robust PAO base oil.
Our Adrenaline Racing Oils range from only a 1.6% to 1.8% increase in viscosity @ 212°F after 312 hours at 203°F in the ASTM D2893 Oxidation test with no measurable precipitation. FR3 Friction Reducer is also responsible for superior ring sealing, improved volumetric efficiency and 3.1% horsepower gains over a leading competitor. You can count on hot Shot’s Secret Adrenaline Racing Oils to protect your engine in the most demanding racing environment all while reducing the wear and increasing the longevity of your investment.
James Thurston –
How does this oil handle an engine running on methanol? Does this oil milkshake fast?
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We definitely recommend the Alky 60 weight version, that is specifically designed for alcohol engines. Thanks!
Marc St Laurent –
I have a 1400 whp twin turbo big block Chevy street and strip hot rod , will the 20-50 oil be suitable or will it not work for gas engines with no cats ? Are there any retailers in Alberta Canada , thanks .
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It would work great in that big block, reach out to
Elnora Motors, they can get the oil for you.
POB 630, Elnora, AB, T0M 0Y0
If I wanted to use 20W50 in a high power Ram 3500 daily driver with a Cummins 6.7, could I just add TBN Booster to this to make it similar to black diamond??
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Yes absolutely (as long as following the instructions specifically; and highly recommend doing an oil analysis on a regular basis).
what is the main difference between adrenaline r and black diamond? i have both engine oils on the shelf and unsure of which one to use? I have serveral upgraded components on truck and the thermostat is replaced with a 185 degree thermostat so i barely ever see over 200 degrees. truck used as a weekend worrior off road not driven hard but i want the best protection available
We recommend Black Diamond if your vehicle does not have DPF or any emissions equipment, as it contains high amounts of Zinc.
Is this 20w50 R5 a good fit for a Harley Davidson Evo? I was concerned about wet clutch operation more specifically along side with its higher engine heat temperatures
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Yes, R5 would be a good fit for your motorcycle, we have tested our FR3 oil additive in competitor motorcycle clutch oils with noticeable wear reduction. our R5 oil contains our FR3 additive pre-mixed for better results. Thanks!
What oil would you recommend for a 2001 Mustang Cobra 4.6L with a vortech supercharged engine.
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Currently we do not offer an “on road” passenger car engine oil.
However, you will be fine with our Adrenaline R2 5W-20 or R3 10W-30 if you’d like a slightly higher viscosity oil. Hope that helps!