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Ensure Your Car Makes It Through The Zombie Apocalypse

on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:08


The world has come to a halt as zombies become the dominant race. Suddenly it’s every man and woman for themselves and survival by any means necessary is the lone mission. You hop into your car with the remainder of your (assumingly) uninfected family and hit the road leaving all of your worldly possessions behind. Is your vehicle prepared?


Zombie Apocalypse Vehicle Maintenance Check List

1. Kitty Litter

Since the roads are plagued with abandoned vehicles and the infected sniffing out their prey, every path leading out of the city is blocked. You may need to do some off-roading if you’re going to make it to that government appointed safe house the radio’s emergency recorded response system keeps raving about. When your car gets stuck in the mud, snow, or in decomposing zombie brains you’ll need a quick fix to get moving again before the undead discover you in such a vulnerable position. Some kitty litter or dry sand under the trapped tire will create the traction you need to get going.

 

2. Windshield Wiper Fluid

Imagine you’ve just struck a zombie with your vehicle and its innards are splattered across your windshield, enabling you to see where you’re driving. Another group of zombies, attracted to the commotion, are now rapidly approaching. Are you really going to stick your head out the window so you can see the road?  They don’t talk about this on The Walking Dead, but when you get zombie guts all over your windshield, wiper fluid will save your life.

 

3. Spare Tire

Let’s face it. The highways aren’t being maintained anymore. Even if you aren’t using your vehicle as a weapon to flatten zombies left and right, a spare tire will come in handy. This nifty tool, The Marksman™ II, can detect tire leaks keeping you one step ahead of both zombies and flat tires.

 

4. Air Conditioning

An overheated mind causes agitation, which in turn causes poor decision making. In this new world, when you make poor decisions, you think taking on the responsibility as the group’s zombie bait is a good idea. This Cool Seal™ product will keep your A/C running so you can keep cool and steer clear of anyone trying to use you as a decoy.

 

5. Duct Tape

Duct tape is the ultimate quick fix. Tailpipe dragging? Tape it. A zombie took out your side view mirror? Tape it. Trunk won’t close because it’s stuffed with all the items on this checklist? Tape it.


 

Did You Know Johann Wilhelm Ritter Discovered UV Light?

on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:52

Ultraviolet light was discovered by Johann Wilhelm Ritter, a science and medical student, in 1801. He conducted experiments to see if invisible light existed beyond the violet end of the spectrum after William Herschel discovered infrared light beyond the red end of the spectrum. Ritter measured the rate in which silver chloride reacted when exposed to each color of the spectrum, and noticed that it continued to react beyond the reach of the violet spectrum, where no visible light was seen. This proved the existence of ultraviolet light.

Introducing The Tracerline® Tribune!

on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:44

Dear New Readers,

This is an exciting new addition to our Tracerline website in which we will be posting amusing articles and fun facts related to our automotive leak detection products and diagnostic tools. We encourage our readers to participate by sharing and leaving feedback on our posts!  Check back often as we will be adding new and entertaining content weekly.

Sincerely,

The Tracerline Tribune Team

Pure UV LED Leak Detection Flashlight Pinpoints Fluid Leaks on Marine Vessels

on Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:09

 

The Tracerline® Marksman™ II 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.

Pure UV LED Leak Detection Flashlight Pinpoints Fluid Leaks on Marine Vessels

on Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:00

TP-8690UV Kit

The powerful Tracerline® OPTIMAX™ 365 is a cordless, rechargeable pure UV leak detection flashlight featuring state-of-the-art, ultra-high-flux LED technology.

When used with the appropriate fluorescent dye, this powerful UV lamp will locate leaks in all fluid systems on marine vessels. The exact location of every leak is revealed by a bright yellow-green glow.

The OPTIMAX 365 is extremely lightweight and compact, weighing just 11.8 ounces (335 g). Its inspection range is 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 use. 

Powered by a rechargeable NiMH battery, it provides 90 minutes of continuous inspection time between charges. Just the push of a button turns the lamp on instantly at full power!

The OPTIMAX 365 comes with UV-absorbing spectacles, a belt holster and smart AC and DC battery chargers, all conveniently packed in a padded carrying case.

Rechargeable, True UV LED Flashlight Pinpoints A/C and Fluid Leaks Fast

on Thu, 10/02/2014 - 18:51

The Tracerline®  TP-8655 OPTI-PRO™ Plus is a cordless, rechargeable, true UV (violet light) LED leak detection flashlight. It emits less visible light, making leaks clearer and easier to spot.

The OPTI-PRO Plus is engineered with a high-output violet light LED that provides optimal fluorescent dye response and contrast. This ensures that each and every leak glows brilliantly! It works with all Tracerline® universal/ester and PAG A/C dyes, as well as TP-3400, TP-3405, TP-3900 and TP-3940 fluid dyes.

The OPTI-PRO Plus has an inspection range of 20 feet (6.1 m) or more. Its lightweight and compact body can easily get into tight, cramped areas that larger lamps can’t. The flashlight’s rugged, corrosion-resistant, anodized aluminum body stands up to years of heavy shop use. With power comparable to high-intensity 125-watt lamps, it provides 4 hours of continuous inspection between charges. The unit has a 100,000-hour LED service life.

The OPTI-PRO Plus features convenient on-board charging and is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery (included). The flashlight also comes with a lanyard, smart AC charger and fluorescence-enhancing glasses.

Heavy Duty Kit Features True UV LED Flashlight

on Thu, 09/04/2014 - 17:11

Tracer Products has announced a heavy duty kit that easily pinpoints all refrigerant and fluid leaks quickly and efficiently. The OPTI-PRO™ Plus/EZ-Ject™ Heavy Duty Kit (Part No. TP-8657HD) features the OPTI-PRO™ Plus, a cordless, ultra-compact, true UV (violet light) leak detection flashlight with convenient on-board recharging. With power comparable to high-intensity 125 watt lamps, the high-output UV LED provides optimal fluorescent dye response and contrast, causing each and every leak to glow brilliantly!

Included in the kit are an EZ-Ject™ A/C dye injector with hose/coupler and purge fitting, two EZ-Ject universal A/C dye cartridges, and an 8 oz twin-neck bottle of Dye-Lite® All-In-One™ concentrated oil dye for oil, fuel ATF, power steering and hydraulic leaks. Also included are an 8 oz twin-neck bottle of Dye-Lite® water-based dye for coolant and truck/trailer body leaks, an 8 oz spray bottle of dye cleaner, and fluorescence-enhancing glasses. All components are packed in a rugged carrying case.

Complete Kit for A/C and Fluid Leak Detection

on Thu, 09/04/2014 - 15:39

The Tracerline® EZ-Ject™ A/C and Fluid Kit (part no. TP-8617) is a complete leak detection kit that pinpoints all air conditioning and fluid leaks quickly and effectively.

The kit features the OPTI-PRO™ — a cordless, “true UV” (violet light) LED leak detection flashlight with power comparable to high-intensity 100-watt lamps. It provides optimal fluorescent dye response and contrast, ensuring that every leak glows brightly! The OPTI-PRO works with all Tracerline® universal and PAG A/C dyes, as well as the TP-3400, TP-3405, TP-3900 and TP-3940 fluid dyes. Powered by 3 AAA batteries (included), it has a 100,000-hour LED service life.

The kit also includes an EZ-Ject™ A/C dye injector with hose and coupler, an EZ-Ject™ universal, multi-dose A/C dye cartridge for servicing up to 14 vehicles, a 1 oz bottle of Dye-Lite® All-In-One™ oil dye for all oil-based fluid systems, a 1 oz bottle of Dye-Lite® water-based dye for coolant leaks, and fluorescence-enhancing glasses. All components are conveniently packed in a rugged carrying case.

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

on Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:18


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

The star of the kit is the TP-8655 OPTI-PRO™ Plus, a cordless, “true UV” (violet light) LED 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/PAG multi-dose A/C dye cartridge for servicing up to 14 vehicles, a 1 oz bottle ofDye-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. All components are packed in a sturdy carrying case.

Heavy Duty Kit Features Compact Leak Detection Flashlight

on Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:38

 

Tracer Products has introduced a special leak detection kit that makes it easy for heavy-duty technicians to find all air conditioning and fluid leaks the first time — and avoid costly comebacks.

The TP-8647HD kit features the OPTIMAX Jr™, a cordless, blue light LED leak detection flashlight with mega power that reveals even the smallest leaks. It is ideal for leak checking hard-to-reach spots that are inaccessible to larger lamps. This ultra-compact leak detector has a 100,000-hour service life and is powered by three AA batteries, which are included.

Also included in the kit are an EZ-Ject™ A/C dye injector with hose/coupler and adapter/purge fitting, two EZ-Ject universal A/C dye cartridges with co-solvent free Fluoro-Lite® dye ¾each ½ oz cartridge can service up to 14 vehicles ¾an 8 oz bottle of Dye-Lite® All-In-One™ concentrated oil dye that services up to 16 vehicles, an 8 oz bottle of Dye-Lite coolant dye that services up to 8 vehicles, and fluorescence-enhancing glasses. Everything is stored in a convenient, sturdy  carrying case. All Tracerline® universal/POE A/C dyes have been laboratory tested and proven safe for use in hybrid vehicles.

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