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Have you used or even heard of this fuel additive?

Discussion in 'Diesel Additives, Oils, Lubricants, Fuel, etc.' started by 79jasper, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. 79jasper

    79jasper Chickenhawk

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    I've seen this stuff talked about in cummins, powerstroke, and duramax forums like it's a true miracle in a bottle. Not just some purple powder from the ferries.
    It's Hotshots Secret. http://www.hotshotsecret.com/
    I was Utterly surprised when I saw it being sold at Atwoods the other day. Being that stuff talked about this much is only available online.
     
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    argve Resident Fruitcake Staff Member

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    Nope never heard of it before but they sure do talk it up on their website. What can it hurt to try it - our engines will burn about anything if it will ignite under pressure.
     
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    Tractor Supply Co sells it, our local store moves quite a few each week. at $50 a shot, it better be good. they have some fuel additives too, but the oil additive flies off the shelf there.
     
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    My BIL works on a lot of Ford mini buses. He uses the stiction stuff on a 6.0 PSD if it has any kind of injector issue to see if it will clear it up before pulling injectors. It has solved some issues. I think he charges $4-5k to replace injectors in a E series bus. His customers are happy when it works.
     
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    I liked it.
    Now I tried some stuff called full torque made by lubrication Engineers. Good stuff.
     
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    Yep used some at Ford on 6.0s before I changed jobs. Works great...
     
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    Funny thing I just asked a buddy who owns 4 Cummins trucks what additives he uses he mentioned hotshots fuel and stiction eliminator are the only 2 he uses. I read up on it and decided not to drop the cash for either, if I had HEUI injectors I'd more than likely use their fuel additive.
     
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    Best additives on the market, I run their diesel extreme in the IDIs.
     
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    I use it in all vehicles now. Gas, diesel, etc. Even lawnmowers. Lol

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
     
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    YES! I've used Hotshot's Fuel Additive...as well as their Stiction Eliminator...and they work well. A bit pricey for me to use all the time....
     
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    What are you liking about the diesel extreme? Im on the fence really, currently using Diesel Kleen
     
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    Lot more power when using the additive, and I have repeatedly been able to clean up IPs with issues with the additive, saving customers on a $850+ IP replacement.
     
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    How often do you recommend using it for idi's?
     
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    I run it every tank.
     
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    I'm not bashing. Running an additive is necessary. But the last line on their page is funny.

    "EDT can also be used in furnace fuel oil for more efficient fuel utilization and a more trouble-free furnace operation without producing any harmful emissions."

    They advertising goes from trucks to home heating.
     

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