‘Secret’ diesel fuel additive

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Hot Shot says it has the answer to diesel engines that lose power and fuel economy over time – the Secret Diesel Extreme additive made by Lubrication Specialties.

OK, maybe it’s not a secret anymore. But the additive is said to clean fuel tanks, lines and injectors; remove moisture; boost cetane levels; lubricate the fuel pump and injectors; and neutralize acids. Waxy Internal Diesel Injector Deposits are removed to improve throttle response, eliminate smoke, and improve fuel economy up to 5% at highway speeds, the company adds.

It recommends adding four ounces to about 38 liters of fuel every six months or 9,600 kilometers.

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John G. Smith is Newcom Media's vice-president - editorial, and the editorial director of its trucking publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, and Transport Routier. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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