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Spring Lawn & Garden Equipment Maintenance 101
April 16, 2021

Spring out of hibernation! Get ready for the smell of freshly cut grass, your lawn equipment is begging to hit the turf. Whoa, but not too fast. Make sure your equipment ready by performing pre-season maintenance. Tip #1: Fresh Fuel Did you know that gasoline can go bad in less than 30 days! Crazy. As

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How to Prevent and Fix Engine Blowby
April 8, 2021

Every engine has some level of blowby, but what is blowby? Blowby is the leakage of any combustion gases or pressure into the engine’s crankcase. Most blowby occurs when exhaust gas enters the crankcase by going past the piston rings while other sources include turbochargers. Blowby that goes past the piston rings not only pressurizes

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Engine Oil Analysis
April 3, 2021

A note from Chris Gabrelcik- Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS) and Certified Oil Monitoring Analyst (OMA), CEO of Hot Shot’s Secret: Dr. Roger Dale England, vice president, chief R&D officer, Valvoline, Inc., explains that the primary oil degradation routes are oxidation and nitration. “Today’s engines run hotter and at higher temperatures than older engines, and this

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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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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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Protecting the Modern Engine
November 9, 2020

Engines have come a long way over the years in terms of performance and efficiency. Although the basic functionality has remained the same, it seems as if every year some type of new technology is released that pushes the envelope just a little further. This has been happening since the beginning, so by now those

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10 Items to Complete Before Storing Your Camper
October 3, 2020

As the temperature starts to dip lower it is time to start prepping for the upcoming winter season. If you own a camper of any type – Motorhome, travel trailer or pop up – it means more than just prepping the plumbing system from old man winter. With the proper care and attention, your home

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Podcast_Stiction_2GuysGarage
August 20, 2020

The Einstein of Additives, Chris Gabrelcik of Hot Shot’s Secret, returns for another informative podcast in which he demystifies viscosity; discusses the endless learning curve involved in developing problem-specific solutions for friction; and amazes the guys with tales of the World’s Fastest 7.3, his 11 Diesel World Records, and the very real 100,000 mile oil

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