Chris Gabrelcik Interview – Fuel Additives, Do New Engines Need Them?

Today’s fuel systems run with little margin for error, shooting fuel at a high-pressure through a very small space. With such tight tolerance it doesn’t take much to block or restrict a fuel injector. Without proper treatment and cleaning of the injectors, they will continue to clog up and cause your truck to perform poorly. Another common problem with the today’s fuel systems is where the fuel lines run throughout the vehicle. The fuel lines run up, down, and side to side throughout modern vehicles, creating low points where water sits when the vehicles are not running. Over time, the moisture in the fuel rusts and corrodes these low points in the lines to the extent that they become weak areas which easily break.

Additives need to evolve with the industry. Most additives today are designed for older engines, and are not designed for the problems today’s engines face. Today’s additives need a moisture dispersant to combat the moisture problem and a rust and corrosion inhibitor to protect metal in the fuel system. Cleaning today’s engines with yesterday’s additives is like trying to clean an oil brush with water. A fuel additive should do two things: 1.) Chemically affect the fuel 2.) Mechanically affect the engine. Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Extreme mostly affects the mechanical side of the engine, but still affects the chemical side of the fuel, something only the best additives are able to accomplish. Diesel Extreme cleans Internal Diesel Injector Deposits (IDIDs) from your fuel injectors, cleaning the fuel lines, and coating the tank with a rust and corrosion inhibitor. Everyday Diesel Treatment is designed to chemically alter the fuel, making diesel fuel “premium” diesel fuel. Everyday Diesel Treatment will also provide a much needed lubricant to the dry fuel that comes from the refineries. Ultra-Low Sulfur Fuel does not have the lubricity that fuels need in today’s engines. Everyday Diesel Treatment provides that needed lubricity and added cetane boost to the fuel.

There are many misconceptions of fuel additives. Many consumers think all fuel additives are the same, while in reality they are not. There is a huge difference between the inexpensive additives and premium additives. Additives are like anything else you buy: you get what you pay for. It’s important to choose an additive that was designed for modern engines and today’s fuels.

3 thoughts on “Chris Gabrelcik Interview – Fuel Additives, Do New Engines Need Them?”

  • I think I worked with Chris in engineering test at Allison Transmission years back and he quit to chase his dream. all I can say is [GO Chris GO…..] I love all of your products especially the friction reducer I thought it was a wild claim, I was wrong everyone should be using this product. GO Chris GO I am still learning at 69 years old……..

  • My dealer says not to use any typed of additives fuel or others, why is this and does yours work with the DEF systems?

    I have a 2012 chevy 2500 diesel



    • Some additives can do just as much harm as they do good in newer engines, especially those with a DEF system. Our additives are perfectly compatible in both the oil, and fuel systems on all diesels, including newer DEF engines.

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