GM uses some that might help. ($6.50 for a bottle to treat 5 quarts of
oil) They're readable with a black light. Problem we've found with them is
that transmission fluid and power steering fluid seem to look exactly the
same under the black light as dyed engine oil. I've honestly had better
luck on several customers cars just cleaning the heck out of everything with
several cans of cheap brake parts cleaner and then running the vehicle a few
"miles" on the rack to locate the leak. If it's not leaking bad enough to
locate with that method it's probably not worth worrying about yet anyway.
I start worrying when my stuff quits leaking!!
Pole Cat Hollow, NC
At 12:04 PM 11/29/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>Does anyone have any input (pro or con) for the dyes that you add to fluids
>then use a backlight to trace for leaks?
>I've got some hydraulic oil leaks on my Deere and I'm having a problem
>tracing them down.
>I know that the dyes are specific to the fluid types. Where can i get a
>set up for these, also?