Hot Shot’s Secret intros new winter defense additive

Updated Feb 24, 2023

Hot Shot Secret's EDT+ Winter DefenseHot Shot Secret's EDT+ Winter DefenseHot Shot’s Secret is introducing a new complimentary formulation to its Everyday Diesel Treatment developed specifically for use during cold weather.

The company’s EDT+ Winter Defense provides all the benefits of EDT fuel additive, including improved power, performance and MPG, but also prevents gelling and icing when temperatures start to drop. It also has lubricity protection with the addition of LX4 Lubricity Extreme, the company said.

With winter around the corner, EDT+ Winter Defense is recommended for use to ensure operability for any diesel engine in fall, winter and early spring months. 

With a pour point of -65 degrees Fahrenheit, EDT+ Winter Defense is specially formulated to ensure diesel tanks and lines stay fully operational. While it can be used year-round, this additive was developed to provide all the protective benefits of EDT while preventing fuel line freeze-ups in temps as low as -40 degrees. 

The new formulation adds anti-gel and icing protection to the EDT mix to prevent wax precipitation during cold weather. By minimizing the size of the wax crystals, EDT+ Winter Defense ensures fuel can travel through the fuel filter at 20 degrees below the cloud point (wax solidification point) for any commercially available diesel fuel. 

For full protection, Hot Shot’s Secret recommends treating diesel fuel before wax begins to form, which is near freezing, and to continue to treat at every fill-up. Recommended dosages are either 2 oz. per 25 gallons above 0°F (Premium dose) or 4 oz. per 25 gallons below 0°F (Performance dose.) The Performance dose can be used above 0°F for increased lubricity and a cetane boost up to 7 points. 

EDT+ Winter Defense is recommended for use in any on- or off-the-road diesel vehicle, including cars, trucks, semi-trucks, heavy-duty vehicles, vans, buses, heavy and agricultural equipment, or utility vehicles to ensure full operability throughout the winter months.

The new additive is available in multiple container sizes, including 8 oz., 32 oz., and one gallon and bulk sizes, and it is currently available online now or at Pilot stores nationwide by mid-October.

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