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Hot Shot's Secret Firepunk S10 truck in action during a drag race.
February 26, 2021

Here at Hot Shot’s Secret, we put countless hours of research and development into every product we offer. When we decided to offer a racing oil it had to meet some very tough standards, Adrenaline Racing Oils were formulated for the toughest applications in racing. The formulas are 100% pure synthetic using only Group IV

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DIESEL FUEL GELLING 101
February 7, 2021

Let’s take a minute and get down to the basics of diesel fuel gelling and ways to prevent and treat the gelling once it becomes an issue. Gelling occurs when the temperature of the fuel drops so low that wax naturally found in the diesel begins to crystallize. Gelling can occur as high as 20

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HOTTEST PRODUCTS OF 2020
January 31, 2021

As we turn the calendar on the first month of 2021 it is a good time to look back on 2020. It was certainly a year that no one could have predicted the challenges. For us, as a company it was challenging, but we came out of it even stronger. During the toughest of times,

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Tips to Avoid Winter Fuel Economy Slumps
January 16, 2021

Winter and cold weather can really bring you down. Not only does it get dark earlier and become too cold out to do much, but your vehicle’s fuel economy just gets worse and worse. There are a lot of reasons why your fuel economy suffers in the winter, by some estimates fuel economy goes down

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Understanding Wax Crystal Formation
October 23, 2020

Every diesel owner understands the hardships that follow the drop in temperatures. With Winter right around the corner, it is time to start preparing for problems that will arise, and try to be a step ahead of them before they become overbearing. Part of that preparation should be to understand how cold weather will affect

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Should I Be Using Additives on my New Vehicle
September 26, 2020

For most of us 2020 hasn’t been a spectacular year. Perhaps you were fortunate enough to be able to buy a new vehicle. Now that you’ve dropped down some major cash on your new ride, you might be thinking to yourself, how do I protect my investment? The first step is basic vehicle maintenance such

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What in diesel fuel?
September 19, 2020

Water is common in diesel fuel systems. How does water get into your fuel? To begin with, diesel fuel is mildly hygroscopic; it attracts and absorbs moisture from out of the air. Also, water often enters the fuel system from poorly maintained storage tanks at diesel fuel retailers. If water is not removed from the

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DPF Filter cut-a-way
September 13, 2020

If you drive a truck made anytime over the last decade (2007 and later) you have a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) system on your truck to meet emissions standards. The system catches the remaining particles after the combustion cycle of your engine, similar to a catalytic converter on gas engines. Most of the time you

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Cetane Importance
August 28, 2020

There is obviously a big difference between gasoline and diesel fuel. From the combustion process and power outputs to the differences in efficiencies, the composition of each fuel type is a true science. Regular unleaded gasoline is considered a flammable liquid, which means it only requires a spark to ignite and power an engine. Diesel

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