Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 2003 - 2007 F250, F350 pickup and F350+ Cab Chassis, 2003 - 2005 Excursion and 2003 - 2009 van SPONSORED BY:

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-04-2007, 12:38 PM
Reidicus's Avatar
Reidicus Reidicus is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Alberta
Posts: 428
Reidicus is starting off with a positive reputation.
Hot Shot's Secret - Oil Additive

Just recieved a bottle of Hot Shot's Secret Oil Additive. Going in to do an oil change (perfect timing too!) and test it out to see if it will improve my injectors. Anyone tried it yet and noticed any improvements?
__________________
2001 F350 XLT Extended Cab 4x4 7.3 L Diesel

Last edited by FTE Jason; 05-17-2007 at 10:36 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-04-2007, 02:11 PM
msgtg's Avatar
msgtg msgtg is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Rural WV
Posts: 5,039
msgtg is a splendid one to beholdmsgtg is a splendid one to beholdmsgtg is a splendid one to beholdmsgtg is a splendid one to beholdmsgtg is a splendid one to beholdmsgtg is a splendid one to beholdmsgtg is a splendid one to beholdmsgtg is a splendid one to behold
Never heard of it. IMO, I wouldn't add it until you hear from more of the experts.
__________________
03 F250 King Ranch Crew 6.0 4x4 92 F150 XLT SuperCab 4x2 03 Intruder Volusia 03 Ranger XLT
WV Chapter Lead JOIN THE WEST VIRGINIA CHAPTER CLICK HERE

We live in the Land Of The Free...BECAUSE of the Brave! My humble thanks to all Veterans, past and present
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-04-2007, 02:22 PM
a-rod's Avatar
a-rod a-rod is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 1,459
a-rod is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.a-rod is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Ive been wanting to try it as well. Let us know how it works out. suppose to be good stuff.
__________________
Adam. Collision Tech. 2002 7.3 80,000 miles. DP-Tuner, Riffraff FRX - AIH delete, HPX. wicked wheel. 6637. banks power elbow-4inch exhaust. CCV. Foil delete. 6.0 trans/intercooler. Isspro gauges. True-Trac, 2008 mirrors, tailgate, taillights, bumper, diff cover.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-04-2007, 03:14 PM
Reidicus's Avatar
Reidicus Reidicus is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Alberta
Posts: 428
Reidicus is starting off with a positive reputation.
Ok, its in along with the new oil. I'll keep all of you informed.
__________________
2001 F350 XLT Extended Cab 4x4 7.3 L Diesel
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-07-2007, 02:19 PM
Georgecls Georgecls is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 3
Georgecls is starting off with a positive reputation.
I think you will be very pleased with the results of this additive in your engine. Normally, from a lube engineer's perspective, I am not an additive person and do not recommend them. But in this case, with this engine and its potential problems, this additive really does address the issues of this engine. The additive is totally beneficial and is a win/win in this engine's case. As a preventive measure, it *will* keep your truck out of the shop concerning injector issues...
George Morrison, STLE CLS
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-07-2007, 02:22 PM
a-rod's Avatar
a-rod a-rod is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 1,459
a-rod is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.a-rod is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Do you have experience with it Georgecls?
__________________
Adam. Collision Tech. 2002 7.3 80,000 miles. DP-Tuner, Riffraff FRX - AIH delete, HPX. wicked wheel. 6637. banks power elbow-4inch exhaust. CCV. Foil delete. 6.0 trans/intercooler. Isspro gauges. True-Trac, 2008 mirrors, tailgate, taillights, bumper, diff cover.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-07-2007, 03:31 PM
Georgecls Georgecls is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 3
Georgecls is starting off with a positive reputation.
Yes, I do have first hand experience with the product. We had a towing customer (who we sold engine oil to) whose two new Ford wreckers were in the garage with injector issues more than they were out and driving him nuts. We tried the product in total desperation as nothing Ford suggested was working. He was losing considerable dollars in that his brand NEW trucks were essentially non-usable and more than once he had to tow both his new wrecker AND the tow at the same time with one of his old Ford gas engined trucks.

It has been going on two years now and neither truck has seen a Ford garage since using the Hotshot treatment.. I was given the product as samples in the trial stages and have no connection with the seller. Our customer has forgotten that there was ever a problem but continues to use the treatment regularly.

So, yes, I have pesonal experience.... And it works and certainly helps..
George Morrison, STLE CLS
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-07-2007, 05:50 PM
WishIhada7.3 WishIhada7.3 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 907
WishIhada7.3 is starting off with a positive reputation.
ford states not to run a oil additive....like stated if a good oil is used in the first place there is no need for it...but to each his own i guess but its only motorcraft CJ4 15w40 for me.
__________________
White 2004 F250 6.0 CC SB Auto FX4.
Mods 4" Mbrp TB, Amsoil Bmk-11 By-pass,Intakelbow.com polished elbow,Napa #4019 coolant filter kit,Autometer Boost/Coolant Guage.
1990 Mustang LX 2.3L Turbo 400RWHP.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-07-2007, 06:08 PM
BPofMD's Avatar
BPofMD BPofMD is online now
Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Millersville, MD
Posts: 31,828
BPofMD has a superb reputationBPofMD has a superb reputationBPofMD has a superb reputationBPofMD has a superb reputationBPofMD has a superb reputationBPofMD has a superb reputationBPofMD has a superb reputationBPofMD has a superb reputationBPofMD has a superb reputationBPofMD has a superb reputationBPofMD has a superb reputation
Ummmm, your name says it all for you, wish.

All I can say, try it...from the sounds of the accolades from George, it can't hurt anything!
__________________
BPofMD - Bud - USN-Actively Retired
2005 F250 PSD 4X4 LB Crew-cab Arizona Beige / Blue Spring / Gauges / Coolant Filter / SG-II / Peragon Bed Cover/ P/S Filter/ MAG-HYTEC differential cover/Mishimoto T-stat

2007 Arctic Fox 30' Fifth Wheel
2012 VW Passat SE TDI - SG-II (An ALL-DIESEL family)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-07-2007, 06:19 PM
TwelveAlpha TwelveAlpha is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 622
TwelveAlpha is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I think not too long ago there was an extensive thread down in the Oil and Lube section where the maker or distributor did get involved in answering a handful of techy type questions. That might be worth a search function to read.
__________________
01 F350 7.3 CC 4X LWB
AIS, GTP38R, Banks IC, Stealth, ITP reg. returns, Stage 1+ singles, FASS, BTS Tranny, ISSPRO gauges, 6.0 cooler, DPTuner, 4.56's, DR4" modified, Ricksons & MichXDE2+, NFABs
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-07-2007, 07:15 PM
a-rod's Avatar
a-rod a-rod is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 1,459
a-rod is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.a-rod is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
George thanks for the info, Ive been wanting to try this but have been waiting to here some more storys, Ive heard nothing but good about his product so far, so I think I might order some. I use good oil and have always changed it every 5-7k, now every 5k. But even after the buzz flash I still have a little bit of a stiction issue with some injectors.
__________________
Adam. Collision Tech. 2002 7.3 80,000 miles. DP-Tuner, Riffraff FRX - AIH delete, HPX. wicked wheel. 6637. banks power elbow-4inch exhaust. CCV. Foil delete. 6.0 trans/intercooler. Isspro gauges. True-Trac, 2008 mirrors, tailgate, taillights, bumper, diff cover.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-07-2007, 07:43 PM
WishIhada7.3 WishIhada7.3 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 907
WishIhada7.3 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by BPofMD
Ummmm, your name says it all for you, wish.

All I can say, try it...from the sounds of the accolades from George, it can't hurt anything!
I made that name back when i was in the market for a truck but could not find a 7.3 i liked that had under 100k on it so i bought my 04 and love it...although i have had some issue's not due to injectors that i know of...but like i said to everyone his own im just very picky about my oil and keeping it clean...thats why my by-pass was one of the first mods...if others have good luck with it awesome...i just wanted to share the fact that ford states against it...but they also state against fuel additives....good luck to all those running it.
__________________
White 2004 F250 6.0 CC SB Auto FX4.
Mods 4" Mbrp TB, Amsoil Bmk-11 By-pass,Intakelbow.com polished elbow,Napa #4019 coolant filter kit,Autometer Boost/Coolant Guage.
1990 Mustang LX 2.3L Turbo 400RWHP.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-07-2007, 11:26 PM
kw5413's Avatar
kw5413 kw5413 is online now
Fortune Favors The Brave
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Great State of Texas
Posts: 18,804
kw5413 has a superb reputationkw5413 has a superb reputationkw5413 has a superb reputationkw5413 has a superb reputationkw5413 has a superb reputationkw5413 has a superb reputationkw5413 has a superb reputationkw5413 has a superb reputationkw5413 has a superb reputationkw5413 has a superb reputationkw5413 has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by BPofMD
Ummmm, your name says it all for you, wish.

All I can say, try it...from the sounds of the accolades from George, it can't hurt anything!
George has 2 posts here. Doesn't mean that he doesn't have experience.... Just means he has not had an opportunity to establish credibility here.
__________________
The problem with free speech is...there is always someone around to complain about it.
Book Of kw5413 Chapter 2014 verse 02:28

There three types of people in this world.... Those who can count and those who can't

Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-07-2007, 11:40 PM
Beachbumcook's Avatar
Beachbumcook Beachbumcook is offline
Got Diesel?
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,334
Beachbumcook is a name known to allBeachbumcook is a name known to allBeachbumcook is a name known to allBeachbumcook is a name known to allBeachbumcook is a name known to allBeachbumcook is a name known to all
I for one am against oil additives for several reasons.

1) CI4+ and CJ4 oils are some of the best available for diesels

2) Regular changes of oil and filters is key.

3) Adding additives upsets the oil chemistry and dilutes the additive package in a way that no one really knows.

4) There is no such thing a a miricle cure and while I am sure it may not hurt anything, the addition of it may cause the oil to foam (like Lucas additives) do in a HEUI diesel motor (which the 6.0L is).

5) No way to know how it affects and mixes with your particular brand of oil and if not tested or certifed (not just labeled for use in a diesel)... it may do no harm or it could do a lot of harm?


Bottom line... if your running the proper grade oil and type of oil filter and changing on or before scheduled intervals you'll be fine and money ahead. If anything, it is fuel additives that play a larger part in fuel pump and injector longevity!!!
__________________
03 Excursion 6.0L PSD
Magnafine P/S Fluid Filter
Racor By-Pass Oil Filter System
Dieselsite Coolant Filter
Bilstein Shocks & Steering Stabilizer
BriteBox Headlight Module / Marinco AC Block Heater Plug
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-08-2007, 09:17 AM
Georgecls Georgecls is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 3
Georgecls is starting off with a positive reputation.
Believe me, from a lube engineer's perspective, engine oil additives are an absolute, positive no, never. Except in this case. Have you noticed the little lawsuits raging between Ford and Navistar? This engine and its warranty claims are a significant portion of the whole deal. The engine has issues that the finest, cleanest oil will not resolve. The Hotshot additive has helped minimize the uncorrected issue and in my case experience involving two tow trucks, has totally eliminated the injector issues. I am sharing my 'real world' experience with a product I do not sell nor have any relationship with. We tried the additive in a case of total desperation for my friend/customer who had two brand new useless trucks.
So here I was, Mr. No addtives, ever! working with engine oil additives.. BUT, in this case, this engine, if someone is having issues similar to my friend/customer, it is worth a try and there does not seem to be a downside in 2 years of using the product.
Again, I do not sell the product and do not recommend the use of engine or gearbox additives of any type. Except in this case, from my experience.
George Morrison, STLE CLS
Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 09:17 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hot Shot's Secret ???? Anybody heard of this stuff? Studawg 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 9 08-13-2012 04:27 PM
Best thing for old injectors?? 1982_f150 1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 10 01-05-2011 11:59 PM
Hot Shot Secret RobertJohn 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 6 03-12-2010 09:46 PM
Hot Shot Secret RobertJohn 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 6 03-12-2010 01:14 PM
Hot Shot's Secret jack51 General Diesel Discussion 2 06-24-2007 07:56 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel

Tags
5w40, additive, buy, company, hot, hotshot, hotshots, msds, nt, oil, primrose, secre, secret, shot, shots

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup