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Re: [Shop-talk] oil leak detection dye

To: Karl Vacek <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] oil leak detection dye
From: David Scheidt <>
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:22:46 -0400
Cc: "<>" <>
References: <004101ce9ceb$ebc69230$c353b690$>
On Aug 19, 2013, at 10:53, "Karl Vacek" <> wrote:

> I was surprised to learn that engine oils show up nicely under UV light
> without any dye.  A dye may make it glow even brighter, but with a good UV
> light you can see oil leaks just fine as long as there's a little shade.
Dyes can also change the color it fluoresces. That is handy for finding a leak
in a dirty engine compartment.

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