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OEM-Grade Leak Detection Kit Finds All A/C and Fluid Leaks

on Tue, 01/05/2016 - 12:05

TP-8657Tracer Products manufactures high-quality, versatile leak detection products that serve the needs of automobile technicians worldwide. Fast and accurate detection saves time, money, repairs and avoids comebacks.

The Tracerline® EZ-Ject™ A/C and Fluid Kit (part no.TP-8657) pinpoints leaks in A/C and fluid systems. It features premium-quality, fluorescent dyes that are used by more major OEMs than any other brand. Some of these manufacturers include BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and VW, among others.

The star of the kit is the TP-8655 OPTI-PRO™ Plus, a cordless, “true UV” (violet light) leak detection flashlight with convenient on-board recharging. It emits less visible light, making leaks clearer and easier to spot. Its high-output LED provides optimal fluorescent dye response and contrast, ensuring that every leak glows brilliantly.

Also included in the kit are an EZ-Ject™ A/C dye injector assembly with hose and coupler, a 0.5 oz EZ-Ject™ R-134a/R-1234yf PAG multi-dose A/C dye cartridge for servicing up to 14 vehicles, a 1 oz bottle of Dye-Lite® All-In-One™ full-spectrum dye for all oil-based fluid systems, a 1 oz bottle of Dye-Lite® Rite-Blend™ extended-life coolant dye, a smart AC charger and fluorescence-enhancing glasses. Using the new TP-9831CS adapter (available separately) allows the EZ-Ject™ coupler to service R-1234yf systems. All components are packed in a sturdy carrying case.

Electronic Refrigerant Leak Detector for Use in Heavy Duty Vehicles

on Tue, 01/05/2016 - 11:57

Tracer Products is at the forefront of leak detection technology. Finding leaks in heavy duty/fleet vehicles saves time, money, repairs, and most importantly, the environment from harmful emissions.

Tracerline® TP-9364 PRO-Alert™ IR Electronic Refrigerant Leak Detector is certified to meet the SAE J2791 and J2913 Standards. It utilizes a state-of-the-art infrared sensor to accurately detect refrigerant leaks down to 0.1oz/year (3 g/year). A three-position sensitivity switch minimizes false triggering and allows for easy diagnosis of small, medium and large leaks. The unit is sensitive to R-12, R-134a, R-1234yf and other refrigerants.

Unlike heated sensors on competitors’ units, the PRO-Alert IR’s infrared sensor offers consistent response throughout its life. In addition, it will not become contaminated by exposure to large amounts of refrigerant. Sensor life is an incredible 1,000 hours or more. The unit’s high-efficiency air sampling pump provides quicker response and quicker clearing (“zeroing”). A rubber-coated, flexible metal probe slithers easily into tight places and holds its position. An audible alarm and multiple LEDs help locate leaks fast.

The PRO-Alert IR is powered by a rechargeable NiMH battery, which provides over six hours of use between charges. On-board diagnostics indicate charging status, and alert the user to a low battery condition or infrared sensor failure. The unit can also be used with an AC power adapter and a 12 VDC power adapter with cigarette lighter plug (included). All components are packed in a rugged plastic carrying case. The AC adapter is available in 120V, 230V, 240V and 100V versions.

Economical Kit Finds All A/C Leaks

on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 15:25

Automobile technicians need all the help they can get when trying to locate those elusive, pesky refrigerant leaks. Tracer Products manufactures a variety of technologically-advanced, budget-friendly, efficient, easy-to-use fluorescent leak detection kits that address this problem. Finding leaks quickly is not only beneficial to the technician and customer, but it saves the environment from harmful emissions.
One such kit is the Tracerline® OPTI-PRO™ EZ-Shot A/C Kit (Part No. TP-8616), which makes it easy for technicians to find all air conditioning leaks the first time and every time, quickly and easily.
At the heart of the A/C kit is the OPTI-PRO™ — a cordless, “true UV” (violet light) LED leak detection flashlight that provides optimal fluorescent dye response and contrast so all leaks glow brilliantly. It works with all Tracerline® universal/ester and PAG A/C dyes. The flashlight has power comparable to high-intensity 100-watt lamps, with an inspection range of 15 feet (4.6 m) or more. Powered by 3 AAA batteries (included), it has a 100,000-hour LED service life.
Also included in the kit are an EZ-Shot™ A/C dye injection gun with hose and coupler, an 8 oz BigEZ™ universal A/C dye cartridge for servicing up to 64 vehicles, an 8 oz spray bottle of GLO-AWAY™ dye cleaner and fluorescence-enhancing glasses. All components are stored in a rugged carrying case.

Pure UV LED Leak Detection Flashlight

on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 15:13

Tracer Products manufactures a complete line of products to uncover all refrigerant, air brake, tire, coolant, hydraulic fluid, vacuum, wind, water, and other leaks fast and effectively for heavy duty/fleet vehicles.
One such product is the powerful Tracerline® OPTIMAX™ 365 (P/N TP-8690UV) ─ a cordless, rechargeable pure UV (365 nm) leak detection flashlight featuring state-of-the-art, ultra-high-flux LED technology.
This high-intensity UV lamp works with all automotive/truck systems and fluorescent dyes, including difficult-to-fluoresce yellow dyes!  It easily pinpoints oil leaks in diesel engines, even when the oil is extremely dirty.
The OPTIMAX 365 is extremely lightweight and compact, weighing just 11.8 ounces (335 g). It has an inspection range of 25 feet (7.6 m) or more. The flashlight has a corrosion-resistant, anodized aluminum lamp body, which will stand up to years of heavy shop use.
Powered by a rechargeable NiMH battery, it provides 90 minutes of continuous inspection time between charges. The LED lifetime is 100,000 hours. Just the push of a button turns the lamp on instantly at full power.
Along with the OPTIMAX 365, the kit also includes UV-absorbing spectacles, a belt holster and smart AC and DC battery chargers. All components are conveniently packed in a padded carrying case. The AC charger is available in 120V, 230V, 240V or 100V versions.

Tracerline® Exhibits Mini-EZ™ Hybrid Vehicle Leak Detection Kit at 2015 AAPEX

on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 11:16® recently exhibited the Mini-EZ™ Hybrid Vehicle A/C Dye Injection Kit at this year’s AAPEX convention alongside multiple other highly regarded auto repair and leak detection tools. As a leader of leak detection in the automotive industry, Tracer Products dyes and injection methods are OEM approved by dozens of manufactures worldwide, including BMW and Ford.

An essential component of this dye kit is Tracerline’s EZ-Ject™ dye injector assembly. By connecting the assembly and simply turning the handle, it injects fluorescent dye into a hybrid A/C system without complication or messy clean up. The EZ-Ject™ dye injector easily overcomes system pressure and allows dye to be injected with the system while off or running.

The Mini-EZ Hybrid Vehicle A/C Dye Injection Kit includes:

  • Three ¼ oz (7.4 ml) Mini-EZ single-dose dye cartridges
  • EZ-Ject™ injector assembly
  • Solid-brass R-134a hybrid coupler with check valve and purge fitting
  • Three drip plugs


Each Mini-EZ™ single-dose dye cartridge is filled with Tracerline’s co-solvent free fluorescent ester dye with unique additives blended specifically for hybrid A/C systems. Individually wrapped in a moisture resistant foil pouch with desiccant bag to seal-out moisture.

The Mini-EZ™ Hybrid Vehicle A/C Dye Injection Kit provides technicians with a simple and efficient method to inject fluorescent dyes into hybrid vehicles. Hybrid vehicles are becoming more popular. They run cleaner than gas powered cars and have better gas mileage, making them the ideal means of transportation among environmentally friendly drivers. In addition, tax credit programs and incentives are in place to make hybrid vehicles more affordable.

Ultrasonic Diagnostic Tool “Hears” Problems Before They Lead to Breakdowns in Heavy Duty Vehicles

on Tue, 11/17/2015 - 15:29

Marksman II KitTracer Products manufactures a line of specialty tools that increase productivity and slash downtime. These products quickly and effectively diagnose all types of leaks before they result in costly repairs.

Tracerline® Marksman™ II (P/N TP-9367) ultrasonic diagnostic tool is a highly accurate instrument that converts and amplifies inaudible ultrasonic sound into audible “natural” sound. Now service technicians can easily hear sounds that signify problems such as air brake leaks, compressed air leaks, vacuum leaks, tire leaks and much more…before they lead to major breakdowns.

The Marksman II uses a two-tiered approach to ensure accurate diagnosis. The ultrasonic receiver converts inaudible sound into audible sound using heterodyne circuitry. Then, its unique Sound Signature Technology finetunes the audible sound into the natural sound emitted by the leak itself. A 5-LED signal-intensity indicator and audible alarm easily pinpoint the exact problem source.

The Marksman II is so sensitive that it can detect leaks from orifices as small as 0.004 in (0.1 mm) at 5.0 psi (34 kPa), from a distance of 12 in (30 cm). An Internal Noise Control feature buffers ambient noise, making it ideal for use in even extremely noisy environments.

This sleek, lightweight, ergonomically designed tool provides comfort and easy handling for prolonged use. The Marksman II comes complete with an ultrasonic receiver, headphones, hollow air probe, solid contact probe and an ultrasonic emitter that helps locate faulty seals, gaskets and weatherstripping in passenger cabs, trailers and other non-pressurized enclosures. All components are packed in a sturdy carrying case.

Entry-Level Leak Detection Kit

on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 09:21

TP-8621 LeakFinder™ KitAn automobile technician’s goal is to get vehicles in and out of the bay as quickly as possible. They depend on tools that help them diagnose leaks quickly and effectively. Tracer Products has a full line of leak detection products that pinpoint the exact source of each and every leak.

Tracerline® TP-8621 LeakFinder™ is a leak detection kit that contains everything needed to find all leak sites in air conditioning and fluid systems. 

The heart of the LeakFinder™ kit is the OPTI-Lite™ 6-LED blue light leak detection flashlight.  This cordless, economic, compact unit gets into tight areas otherwise unreachable by larger, more cumbersome lamps. It features power comparable to 50W lamps, and has an inspection range up to 2 feet (0.6 m) or more. The LED lifetime is rated at 100,000 hours.

In addition to the flashlight, the kit includes a syringe A/C dye injector with hose/ coupler and R-12 adapter/purge fitting, a 1 oz bottle of Fluoro-Lite® universal A/C dye for all refrigerant systems, a 1 oz bottle of Dye-Lite® All-In-One™ dye for all oil-based fluids, a 1 oz bottle of Dye-Lite® coolant dye, an 8 oz spray bottle of GLO-AWAY™ dye cleaner, fluorescence-enhancing glasses and underhood labels. All components come packaged in a rugged plastic carrying case.






Pure UV Flashlight Spots All A/C and Fluid Leaks in Heavy Duty Vehicles

on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 09:06

TP-8691 OPTI-LUX™ 365Leaks in heavy duty vehicles disrupt service and increase operating costs for fleet managers. Tracer Products manufactures an extensive line of leak detection products to address this problem.

Tracerline® OPTI-LUX™ 365 (P/N TP-8691) is a powerful LED leak detection flashlight that provides pure UV light for optimal fluorescent dye response. It’s ideal for all heavy duty A/C and fluid system applications.

The OPTI-LUX 365 produces a brilliant glow that makes all leaks easier to find, while slashing valuable diagnostic time. The flashlight is more than twice as powerful as most corded, high-intensity UV lamps, brightly fluorescing all dyes (both green and yellow). It even pinpoints high-mileage, dirty diesel engine oil leaks.

The OPTI-LUX 365 is extremely compact and lightweight. With its powerful UV LED, the flashlight has an inspection range of 25 feet (7.6 m) or more. Powered by one rechargeable lithium-ion battery (extra battery included in kit), it provides 4 hours of continuous inspection between charges. The rugged, anodized aluminum lamp body resists corrosion and stands up to years of heavy shop use.

The flashlight comes complete with a lanyard, belt holster, two rechargeable batteries, smart charging cradle with AC power cord and UV-absorbing spectacles, all conveniently packaged in a padded carrying case.






New White Paper On Auto Repair and Leak Prevention

on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:16

Tracer Products, industry leader in ultraviolet and blue light technology, releases a free white paper on fluorescent leak detection for auto repair


Tracer Products, manufacturer of fluorescent leak detection tools, has released a new white paper on leak detection and leak prevention through the use of fluorescent dyes for the automotive industry. When using the right leak detection tools, technicians are able to easily pinpoint the source of leaks across multiple systems. This includes air conditioning, fuel, automatic transmission, coolant, engine oil, fluid hydraulics, power steering fluid, and wind/water leaks.

For technicians in the automotive industry looking for a more advanced auto repair solution, this white paper describes the advantages of using fluorescent dyes as not only an auto repair method but for regular preventative maintenance. This will help ensure customer loyalty and conserve expensive fluids, improving the relationship between technicians and customers.

You will also learn:

  • What is UV leak detection
  • How to choose the right dye
  • The advantages of fluorescent leak detection
  • Choosing a lamp
  • Common misconceptions
  • Injection methods


Tracer Products aims to educate technicians on the options available to them. Learn more about AC repair and how to choose the right dye by downloading this FREE white paper. For more information on leak detection and Tracer Products, please visit