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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LeakFinder® SOLO-SHOT™ Leak Detection Kit for Automotive Air Conditioning Systems

WESTBURY, NY— The LeakFinder® SOLO-SHOT™ Single-Use Syringe Universal A/C Leak Detection Kit (LF040CS) provides quality leak detection for all automotive air conditioning systems using R-134a, R-1234yf, or other widely used refrigerants. This kit utilizes fluorescent leak detection dye technology to pinpoint the exact source of all system leaks. Once the dye is added to the system, it circulates throughout and then exits at all leaks sites. When the escaping dye is exposed to high-intensity light, it fluoresces brilliantly and identifies all system leaks.

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Proactive Versus Reactive Maintenance

Catching Problems Early Proactive maintenance helps technicians get ahead of potential vehicle breakdowns. There are scheduled dates for inspection and the maintenance of critical parts. Critical parts such as the transmission system, braking system, steering and suspension systems, wheels, tires, the exhaust system, the electrical system, belts and hoses, and other critical parts are inspected…

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The Four Elements of Preventative Maintenance

The Elements of a PM Plan Preventative maintenance helps auto shops and fleet managers save money and be more efficient. Whether it’s maintaining inventory or executing successful repairs, a PM plan can optimize vehicle servicing. Preventative maintenance is comprised of four basic elements: engineering, economics, psychology, and execution. Each of these elements plays an important…

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Tracerline’s UV Fluorescent Leak Detection Dyes Featured in ACtion Magazine

Tracerline’s advanced, OEM-Grade fluorescent leak detection dyes have been featured on the front cover of ACtion’s March 2019 issue. The 6-page article provides an overview of Tracerline’s highly effective leak detection dyes and the science behind fluorescent leak detection technology. Although the article focuses on finding coolant leaks, it notes that leak detection dyes can be applied to refrigerant leaks, oil, transmission, brake, power steering, and hydraulic system leaks as well.

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Saving Time By Using Preventative Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance Saves Time Preventative maintenance can save your company’s vehicle fleet hundreds – even thousands – of hours per year. Vehicle downtime hurts productivity and is six times costlier than an emergency, corrective maintenance. Preventative maintenance reduces the amount of time it takes to keep a vehicle in optimal working condition and can detect…

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Finding Engine Oil Leaks

Engine Oil Leaks and More When you find fluid leaking from your car, you need to act fast to fix the leak. If the fluid is dark and oily, it’s most likely engine oil. A reddish fluid will indicate there’s some leaking transmission fluid. If the fluid is green, red, orange, or another bright color…

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