Engine oil dye

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by pavrom, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    I am planning to clean my engine and add some dye to detect all possible leaks . Is it a good idea ?! Any dye will work for this ( i mean engine oil dye , i asked my mechanic whos servicing my regular cars to order some for me ...not sure if there is a difference between diesel and gasoline engine dye ).
     
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  3. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    Do you have oil leaks for something?
     
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  4. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    I have leak under head ...
     
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  5. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Seek a doctor not mechanic
     
  6. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Power wash it, and run it a bit. Throw some talcum powder at it.
     
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  7. MLC Adventures

    MLC Adventures Medium Load Member

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    If you already know where the leak is, what good would dye do you?

    27 years experience here as mechanic, and I've never needed to dye oil to find a leak. Hell, I've never even heard it suggested.
     
  8. MLC Adventures

    MLC Adventures Medium Load Member

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    Yep. Been working for years.
     
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  9. jason6541

    jason6541 Road Train Member

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    No difference between diesel and gas oil dye. If a DD15 common oil leak is around rocker box
     
  10. Happily Retired

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    Mmm-hmm, I can hear it now down the road,,,"yep, here's your bearing failure cause, engine dye,,,we see this a lot",,, for all we know, the "dye guys" sell reman motors. I've heard of black light dye in the coolant, as those leaks are harder to spot, but an oil leak should be pretty obvious. Sounds like a head gasket, and poor pavrom troubles continue, "it's a always a somethin",,
     
  11. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Isnt that just the reality of any o/o ?
     
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