FR3: No Other Additive Like It. The Science Behind It & Why It Matters

May 8, 2019

By Eric Trimble, Lubrication Specialties, Inc.

There is not a product in the world that contains the same chemical makeup as Hot Shot’s Secret FR3 Friction Reducer. It is truly a one-of-a-kind.

There are several different chemicals that manufacturers use in their products to help reduce friction in any lubrication application, including molybdenum, phosphorus, zinc, titanium disulfide, antimony and many more. These chemicals are known as ‘friction reducers’ or ‘extreme pressure additives’ and are widely understood within the field of tribology (the study of friction, wear, lubrication; the science of interacting surfaces in relative motion).

Another form of these friction reduction or extreme pressure additives, which have become popular of late, are nano lubricants. Nano lubricants also come in many different forms, including nano diamonds, graphite, tungsten disulfide, borate, titanium and more. Every one of these friction reducers have their pros and cons, however, through extensive lab and real-world testing, Hot Shot’s Secret is using what is believed to be the most effective nano lubricant available, nano carbons.

Nano carbon particles are spherical in shape and are less than 10 nano meters in diameter. This allows the lubricant to find the voids and blemishes on a machined surface, fill these gaps and provide a smoother surface for the lubricating film to form.

While nano carbons are highly effective on their own, the researchers at Lubrication Specialties, Inc. has found one of the most innovative chemistry makeups in the world by combining these nano carbons with two other patented lubricants. The synergy between these lubricants results in one of the world’s most advanced friction reducers, Hot Shot’s Secret FR3 Friction Reducer.

The chemistry is certainly interesting, but what does it all mean for your vehicle?

Hot Shot’s Secret FR3 Friction Reducer has many benefits, but this oil additive is proven to reduce wear of oil-wetted components by up to 43%. This means, with proper maintenance, these components will last nearly twice as long as expected. That’s less trips to the service garage and more money in your wallet.

The unique formula of the FR3 Friction Reducer also reduces the temperature in the engine by absorbing the friction heat via the nano carbons. This, coupled with its ability to improve the host oil’s properties, allows for improved oxidation and shear stability of the oil. This helps keep the engine cleaner, longer.

Increased ring sealing is another benefit of FR3 Friction Reducer. This allows for an increase in combustion efficiency and it lowers the amount of blow-by that takes place. The increased efficiency of the engine also provides an increase in fuel economy and horsepower for any vehicle by up to 5%.

Older vehicles will especially notice a difference when running Hot Shot’s Secret FR3 Friction Reducer. Any compression or fuel economy that has been lost over time will be restored, noise and vibration will be quieted, and overall performance will be noticeably improved.

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Originally published in LSI Magazine – Issue 109 – Spring 2019