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HOT SHOT ADDITIVE 1 year 6 months ago #21253

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Saw this additive on TRUCK U this weekend!HOT SHOT EXTREME!anyone using it,or other??worth it or not?We got some cold temps coming up this winter,and who knows how good the deisel is here,heard horror stories of injection pumps,injectors gone bad!!
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Re: HOT SHOT ADDITIVE 1 year 6 months ago #21258

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I only use Motorcraft Power Stroke Diesel Cetane Booster and Performance Improver. One 20oz. bottle treats 125 gallons. You use 4 oz. per 25 gallons. I have a 40 gallon tank so I usually put in 8 oz. per fill up. I feel a little extra can't hurt, right?

I like it and can tell a difference when I dont use it. I'm just afraid to pour something I know nothing about in my truck and end up with problems. I'm sure injectors aren't cheap!!
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Re: HOT SHOT ADDITIVE 1 year 6 months ago #21259

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I have always been a huge fan of always running Motorcraft cetane booster.. It does help lubricate the injectors a little more than #2 diesel.. But that being said, #2 diesel is a GREAT lubricate!!

There is a myth that low suffer diesel not being a good lubricant.. But this is not true.. It's a does a great job, the only thing different about it, is it doesn't put as much sulfuric acid out your tail pipe..

The additives will give you a little more life out of your injectors, but the downside is they build up carbon on the piston rings.. And the way I see it, I would MUCH rather install new injectors than have to overhaul my engine.

I have not used any additives for the last 5K miles.

Also, when it gets cold.. Refineries mix #1 fuel into to the #2 diesel to keep it from jelling.. As long as you are getting fuel from quality fuel stations, there is no need to add anything else.

This is my opinion, take it with a grain of salt.. Research #2 diesel and where you are buying fuel from.

Smokin08: it won't do any harm to add more than recommend.. I always doubled the recommended amount when I was running it.

Only thing it hurts is your wallet! :cheer:
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Re: HOT SHOT ADDITIVE 1 year 6 months ago #21261

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Hot shot is entirely different than cetane boosters and fuel additives. it goes in the engine oil. Up here in canada we MUST run it in our 6.0's or they dont start worth a crap in the winter. the common "stiction" issues with the oil driven injectors is where you see the hot shot doing the most for you. i would not see a need to run it in a 6.4 only the older motors with HPOP systems.

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sorry i was talking about the original Hot Shot not the fuel additive Extreme-sorry.
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Re: HOT SHOT ADDITIVE 1 year 6 months ago #21266

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GaLawnCare wrote:
I have always been a huge fan of always running Motorcraft cetane booster.. It does help lubricate the injectors a little more than #2 diesel.. But that being said, #2 diesel is a GREAT lubricate!!

There is a myth that low suffer diesel not being a good lubricant.. But this is not true.. It's a does a great job, the only thing different about it, is it doesn't put as much sulfuric acid out your tail pipe..

The additives will give you a little more life out of your injectors, but the downside is they build up carbon on the piston rings.. And the way I see it, I would MUCH rather install new injectors than have to overhaul my engine.

I have not used any additives for the last 5K miles.

Also, when it gets cold.. Refineries mix #1 fuel into to the #2 diesel to keep it from jelling.. As long as you are getting fuel from quality fuel stations, there is no need to add anything else.

This is my opinion, take it with a grain of salt.. Research #2 diesel and where you are buying fuel from.

Smokin08: it won't do any harm to add more than recommend.. I always doubled the recommended amount when I was running it.

Only thing it hurts is your wallet! :cheer:

Hate to be contrary but I have jelled a number of times before using additive. Probably a bit cooler up here then in GA. ;)

The cetane level in the U.S. is much lower than in Europe. It's more or less the diesel equivalent to gasoline's octane. There was a nice article in a recent diesel magazine going through the science of cetane and different levels in various countries. Probably not a bad idea to add a cetane boost according to that particular article.
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