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The Ultimate Gearhead Gift Guide
November 30, 2022

’Tis the season for diesel and gasoline themed gifts for all of the gearheads in your life. Hot Shot’s Secret is the one-stop destination for all of your holiday gift buying needs. We have products and bundles that are sure to excite all of the gun lovers and vehicle enthusiasts in your circle. Keep reading

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gelled fuel filter
October 21, 2022

What To Do If Your Diesel Fuel Gels As the cold sets in for the winter, many around the country start thinking of their vehicles and the need for winter maintenance. Unless you’re someone who lives in Florida, southern California or perhaps Texas, the chances are good that temperatures are dipping below freezing and affecting

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Stiction in the Modern Diesel Engine
August 11, 2022

It’s hard to believe that it has been over 25 years since the market began learning about all the problems that would arise from both the 6.0L and 7.3L Power Stroke diesel engines and their HEUI injector systems. Since the HEUI injectors came in direct contact with the engine oil, many injectors failed as oil

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Should I Use an Engine Flush?
June 16, 2022

Using an engine flush is a common way to clear out the buildup in your engine, but there is a lot you should take into consideration before making this decision. An engine flush is not always the best choice for your vehicle.   What Is an Engine Flush? An engine flush is an aftermarket chemical

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4 Wheel Drive vs All Wheel Drive
June 3, 2022

Some cars have a feature called All Wheel Drive while others have 4 Wheel Drive, but if most cars have 4 wheels, then wouldn’t all four-wheel drive vehicles also be all-wheel drive? Not exactly. As a rule of thumb, using 4WD and AWD will roughly double your traction during acceleration. As all-wheel drive does help

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Basic Car Terms Everyone Should Know
May 27, 2022

We’ve heard them before, but do you know what some of these common car terms truly are? Some of these terms can feel like a different language to some. So, we are going to break down some of the most common car terms out there, so you sound like a true car expert. Fuel Injector

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Get Your Vehicle Ready for Spring
May 13, 2022

Every year men and women across the country commence on the first nice day of spring for a little “spring cleaning”, a day that can’t seem to come soon enough for us here in the Midwest. It’s always nice when you finally take down the storm windows, clean out the garage, and maybe even set

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Does my oil need a TBN Boost
April 29, 2022

The Total Base Number, or TBN of an oil represents the amount of active detergents and dispersants that are present in the oil. Many people only consider the purpose of oil to be for lubricating the engine. Although this may be its primary function, an oil is also intended to clean and maintain the cleanliness

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Stiction Eliminator is for GAS vehicles too!
February 22, 2022

Use Stiction Eliminator In Your Car For a long time, STICTION ELIMINATOR has been a problem-solving oil additive for the diesel industry, and if you’re reading this, you have most likely heard or experienced first-hand the difference it makes inside a diesel engine. With continued research and development, STICTION ELIMINATOR works just as well in

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