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Old July 31st, 2010, 10:23 AM   #1
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Ok I have a 2000 F-250 Super Duty with the 7.3, about 170,000miles. It pretty much won't start in the winter unless plugged in. 1....2....or possibly 3 of the injectors on the oil side are sticking. And I am pretty sure that a few of the glow plugs are out. Most shops want around $2500 to go through and replace injectors and glow plugs. My buddy is a diesel mechanic and says he will do it for around $1500 depending on what kind of deal he can get me on the injectors.
But that is a lot of money and I heard about this Hot Shots Secret that is supposed to help or fix the sticky injector syndrome associated with the powerstroke motors. I guess what I am asking is has anybody used this or another product called Rev X? Whats your thoughts?
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Anybody ever use one of these products?
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 09:51 AM   #3
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Ok I have a 2000 F-250 Super Duty with the 7.3, about 170,000miles. It pretty much won't start in the winter unless plugged in. 1....2....or possibly 3 of the injectors on the oil side are sticking. And I am pretty sure that a few of the glow plugs are out. Most shops want around $2500 to go through and replace injectors and glow plugs. My buddy is a diesel mechanic and says he will do it for around $1500 depending on what kind of deal he can get me on the injectors.
But that is a lot of money and I heard about this Hot Shots Secret that is supposed to help or fix the sticky injector syndrome associated with the powerstroke motors. I guess what I am asking is has anybody used this or another product called Rev X? Whats your thoughts?
Does the "Wait to start" light come on? If not, the fuel heater is probably broken and shorted to the side of the fuel bowl. If so, check it anyway.

The glow plugs are relatively easy to replace, check and make sure the valve cover didn't pinch the wiring for them.

The injector o-rings are the most likely problem, not the injector.
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 11:57 AM   #4
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Does the "Wait to start" light come on? If not, the fuel heater is probably broken and shorted to the side of the fuel bowl. If so, check it anyway.

x2 first thing I did when I had my 7.3 was unplug it...you dont really need it

The glow plugs are relatively easy to replace, check and make sure the valve cover didn't pinch the wiring for them.

x2 dont buy cheapo's(they swell and requires head removal to replace)...get motorcraft.....also check your relay for the glow plugs

The injector o-rings are the most likely problem, not the injector.

get ahold of these guys for injectors http://www.rosewooddieselshop.com

oring kits can be found on ebay
I would not even try one of those products
you can also find tons of info here
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/forum31/
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Thanks for the info guys. I will definately check into all three of these things. The wait to start light comes on and goes off after 10 seconds or so. But I will still check the fuel heater, I didn't even know that there was a fuel heater
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I don't own a diesel but know a few guys that do and also know the people involved with Rev-X. Check out this link and see what some of the guys that are using RevX Performance Oil Additive have to say about it.

http://powerstrokenation.com/forums/...ighlight=rev-x

Might want to check out CompetitionDiesel's foums too, if you're a member.

Just my $.02
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As for the wait to start thing- it's probably the relay- loacted in the lifter valley and those usually go out before the 200K park- just replaced mine this winter- I also replaced all the glow plugs (again- realitively cheap Motorcraft parts) and if you have the valve covers off to replace those- get the little clip kit for the glow plug and injectors plug that goes through the valve cover gasket.- that will save you MUCHO headaches down the road.
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Try the Hot Shot's Secret. It will most likely fix the problem. The difference between HSS and Rev x is that HSS was designed to fix this problem for Navistar. It is not a general purpose additive. It went through 2 years of testing by Navistar to make sure that it works and didn't do any harm. I am the president of Lubrication Specialties, Inc. the firm that developed the product for Navistar. I am not hawking product on this site because I am not a sponsor yet. I am however answering a question posted. Just wanted it to be clear that I understand the rules of forums. It has to be useful and helpful to the readers and add to the discussion.

The Hot Shot's Secret has a money back guarantee and we don't give anyone grief about it. We just refund your money. There are some really useful videos on my website www.hotshotssecret.com it will show you how the inside of the injector works and why your having the problem you are having.

Hope this helps.
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Hey Chris, you sure make your way around forums don't ya? lol
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Dude, call evan over at Performance Diesel and ask him about those two products. Seems kinda wierd that the owner of a company would jump into a post to plug his product. Naybe he has to much time on his hands because he's not selling anything! Call Evan @ 616-531-7420 he's the straightest shooter I know. Peace.
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You couldn't be farther from the truth. I have avoided forums for almost a year because we have been so busy. We are shipping product all over including many other countries. But I keep getting emails about forums were people are asking about HSS vs Rev-X and I figured I had to respond sooner or later. So I carved some time out to put kind, polite, informative responses in. I know Rev-X has several people on staff that blog for them which is fine. I just try not to put down any products and give the fact as accurately as possible. I do know my way around forums because this is how we introduced HSS. When International Truck and Engine didn't go forward with the product they told us to introduce it on the forums while they worked on getting Ford to carry it. Once people found out it worked it just took on a life of it's own.

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