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October 16, 2021

You learn a lot of great things from your father and grandfather. Maybe it’s how to track a deer, change a tire, fix a leaky pipe, and perhaps how to change your oil. While we all learned a thing or two from our grandfathers, they has probably passed on a few myths regarding motor oil

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The Science Behind Our Stiction Eliminator
October 8, 2021

Is your vehicle dealing with stiction? Although stiction is mostly seen in Ford 6.0L and 7.3L engines, stiction can be an issue on any vehicle. This sticky friction is caused by caked-on oil varnish build-up residue that occurs on HEUI-type diesel injectors, bearings, turbos, and engine components. Stiction build-up often results in hard starts, rough

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The Development of the Original Stiction Eliminator
September 28, 2021

When there’s a problem with something, the natural reaction is to find a way to fix it. However, when you are one of the largest engine manufacturers in the world and you come across a problem with a motor that has already penetrated the industry, you better act fast in discovering a solution, or there

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Do Oil and Fuel Additives Void Car Warranties?
August 6, 2021

I just bought a new car/truck and I want it to last with no out of pocket maintenance fees and as little wear and tear as possible. I’d like to try Hot Shot’s Secret fuel and oil additives – would using Hot Shot’s Secret void my new car warranty? Answer: No. All Hot Shot’s Secret

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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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