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Old 03-27-2012, 07:02 AM
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Has anyone tried the Hot Shots or the Blue Diamond oil from Lubrication Specialties? It sounds pretty awesome.
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I run Hot Shot's Secret (HSS) and did a run with the Blue Diamond (BD) one time. The BD has a very high molybdenum content and high Total Base Number (TBN - a measure of how well the oil neutralizes acids in the engine) - but I do not advocate extended oil change intervals even though I run a bypass oil filtration unit from AMSOIL and always get a used oil analysis (UOA). The BD could possibly run for longer intervals than other oils as it is shear stable (it maintained the highest viscosity stability and TBN of any oil I've run) but it is VERY expensive and in my opinion the only way to justify the additional expense would be with extended(2.5xT6) oil change intervals.

I won't experiment on extended oil change intervals myself but a UOA does provide insight into whether the oil still has capability to continue providing adequate (preferably better than adequate) protection. Using a Fumoto Valve in the oil pan or a siphon through the oil fill tube provides a way to get an oil sample without completely draining the system. The oil filter may be swapped independently of the oil change as well since it is a cartridge and accessible from the top of the engine unlike a spin-on filter. And as mentioned above, extending oil change intervals without supplemental bypass oil filtration is not a good decision (and is just not a good idea at all in my opinion).

Acknowledging these elements, BD is a fantastic oil in quality. I have enjoyed very good results with the HSS (others swear by Rev-X and there seems to be a growing following of Archoic 9100 as an engine oil additive too - these all address the HEUI tendency to develop sticktion).

I think it is good stuff and the UOA backs that up objectively.

Jonathan
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Thank you for the information. It sounds like you have done your homework. I don't want to change my regimine and trying to get longer life, my focus is on operating temps. Any product that will lower operating temps and prevent stiction, I'm willing to give it a shot. Did you see any differences in your temps?

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I observed no change of operational temps among different oil types...they were all 5W40 synthetics (API CI-4 plus and CJ-4) or 15W40 conventional (API CJ-4).

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If you're looking to HSS as a cure for injector stiction look elsewhere. It doesnt work.

If you need a cure for stiction look to rev x or Archoil AR9100
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