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OIl Leak Dyes #4692380
03/12/18 11:38 AM
03/12/18 11:38 AM
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Jooksing Offline OP
Jooksing  Offline OP

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Whats your experience with oil leak dyes, I borrowed papa's 07 Corolla with 189k. I took it for an oil change and added MMO to the oil and now is seems to be leaking more (dealer said there was an minor leak at the time). I also give the engine bay a wash. Anyways.. the oil is leaking faster now.. Noticeable spot on the asphalt. Tempted to replace the seals etc.. but wanted to try the oil dyes.

ASny brand recommendations? UV required or can naked eye spot it? Can you run it in the oil until next change or better to dump the oil. Car is a beater status at this point, maybe better to leave it be.

Re: OIl Leak Dyes [Re: Jooksing] #4692396
03/12/18 11:55 AM
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Dye works good you should clean the engine first. Check for obvious leaks first, the valve cover and plug seals (remove the coils and look for oil), front and rear seals would be a good starting point.

This with the light and glasses will work fine.

https://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-10-5045-M...ords=uv+oil+dye


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Re: OIl Leak Dyes [Re: Jooksing] #4692418
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Leave it and stick with max life


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Re: OIl Leak Dyes [Re: Jooksing] #4692421
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Wet side WA
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What kind of oil? Has it ever had a HM oil in it?


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Re: OIl Leak Dyes [Re: Jooksing] #4692424
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Jeez, just use Royal Purple!!!

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Re: OIl Leak Dyes [Re: Jooksing] #4692429
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They dyes all work well. Clean everything, add the dye, drive it, and look. Then you can decide to fix it or use snake oil.


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Re: OIl Leak Dyes [Re: Jooksing] #4692794
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Dust it with cornflour?

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