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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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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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May 29, 2020

For some, there is no better time of the year than when the first warm day rolls around and it’s time to open up your home on wheels for the season. Or maybe you’re lucky enough to travel the country avoiding winter weather year round. Either way, whenever you gear up to hit the road

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March 20, 2020

Inside and out, even the toughest vehicles need a little spring cleaning from time to time. That also includes engine oil and fuel systems. As we switch from winter into spring, take the time to care for your engine. To fully clean your engine, both the fuel and oil systems must be considered. Hot Shot’s

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