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Finding Leaks Easily As a DIY-er

There’s no worse time in car repair than having a leak and not knowing where it’s coming from. One of the hardest things to track down can be a rogue oil leak. This is because so many seals within the engine hold back oil. There’s a virtually unlimited supply of objects the oil could be leaking from. However, there is a simple solution to finding an oil leak, and it’s incredibly affordable!

Oil UV dye makes finding leaks quick and easy

Pouring UV Oil Dye into engine | Braden Carlson, Motorbiscuit

Most local auto parts stores like O’Reilly Auto Parts carry products like these for detecting leaks. Additionally, most of them have a kit that also includes UV glasses and a UV flashlight.

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