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Phil C

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Oil leak detection kit
« on: 18 May, 2022, 13:43:49 »
I'm looking for an oil leak detection kit, ie dye, UV torch, special goggles. Saw one by Ring, but it got mixed reviews including some bad.  Any recommendations please anyone?

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Re: Oil leak detection kit
« Reply #1 on: 18 May, 2022, 21:06:42 »
I have used the ring kit for the last 4 years  no problem. Actually i have found a lot of oils  morris etc glow in uv when new.

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Re: Oil leak detection kit
« Reply #2 on: 20 May, 2022, 14:17:19 »
A couple of questions:

1.  Looking again the Ring kit (Amazon), it appears from the Q&As that the kit I was looking at is for water-based fluids/air con systems?  I would want one for engine oil. Anybody know a suitable kit? cdsdorset, which one is yours?

2.  Also, I guess goggles are needed, but is that for eye protection, or to enhance the glow of the dye?

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Re: Oil leak detection kit
« Reply #3 on: 20 May, 2022, 14:54:54 »
RLD4 ring dye for oil on ebay. No goggles , just a uv torch.

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Re: Oil leak detection kit
« Reply #4 on: 20 May, 2022, 16:00:01 »
Thanks cdsdorset. I'll order some.  I'm a little bit concerned that once the dye is in the oil every little leak, and in every tiny nook and cranny, will be giving off a vivid fluorescent glow, so I guess I might have to change the oil afterwards. Anyway, we'll see how it goes. Thanks again.
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Re: Oil leak detection kit
« Reply #5 on: 20 May, 2022, 19:23:26 »
It will only glow if you park it on the dance floor of your local nightclub   ;D