UV Sanitizers from Tracer Products Featured in MACS Service Report

The automotive industry is currently investigating ways to fight viruses, including using ultraviolet light to sanitize car interiors, foggers to spray disinfectants, upgrading air filtration systems, and employing antimicrobial materials. A handheld tool, such as The DeGERM-inatorTM (UV-5D) can inactivate 90% of most microorganisms in 6-8 seconds by sanitizing areas used in homes and offices, mobile devices, and in automobiles.

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Finding R-1234yf Leaks in Emergency Vehicles

Modern, high-tech emergency vehicles use ultra-efficient R-1234yf refrigerant to keep personnel and civilians cool, safe, and comfortable. These A/C systems have a much smaller refrigerant charge and require a concentrated, OEM-grade UV dye. Even the smallest leaks can reduce cooling capacity.

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UV Dye in the Automotive Aftermarket

UV dye can extend the service life of vehicles. By finding leaks early, expensive repairs can be avoided. As vehicles age, leaks are much more likely to occur. In the United States, the average age and the total number of older cars on the road today have been steadily increasing.

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Troubleshooting LF2001, LF2008, LF2001CS LeakFinder Dye Application Dilution Ratio for Trucks and Large Vehicles

LeakFinder LF2001, LF2008, and LF2001CS Oil-Based UV Leak Detection Dyes are the perfect tool for diagnosing leaks in engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, hydraulic fluid, and more. But in larger vehicles – such as trucks and heavy-duty vehicles – the fluid reservoirs are typically bigger and contain more oil-based fluid than a standard passenger vehicle. When these bigger systems are being treated with fluorescent leak detection dye, more dye may be required to activate the fluorescent response effectively. Learn how to use the correct application dilution ratio in larger vehicle systems in the troubleshooting instructions below.

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Tracerline Part Number Table

Over the past few years, the Tracerline product portfolio has changed. Although some products have been discontinued, there are NEW and BETTER PERFORMING product options available. Please review the informational table below. Here you can find part numbers from the past – and learn about the UPDATED and OPTIMIZED product equivalents introduced in 2019.

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