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OEM-Grade A/C Leak Detection Kit Designed with the Professional in Mind

on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:55


The Tracerline® TP-8656 EZ-Shot™ OEM-Grade A/C Kit provides a simple, effective way to add fluorescent dye to a vehicle’s A/C system.

 

The kit features the OPTI-PRO™ Plus, a cordless, rechargeable, true UV (violet light) LED leak detection flashlight with on-board charging. It’s engineered with a high-output UV LED that produces optimal fluorescent dye response and contrast. This ensures that each and every leak glows brilliantly.

 

Also included in the kit is a BigEZ™ R-134a/PAG multi-dose A/C dye cartridge. It is filled with 8 oz (237 ml) of premium quality, OEM-approved fluorescent dye, which services up to 64 vehicles. The EZ-Shot™ caulking gun-style A/C dye injector assembly with hose and coupler allows mechanics to inject the exact amount of dye needed. An 8 oz spray bottle of dye cleaner, a smart AC charger and fluorescence-enhancing glasses round out the rest of the kit. All components are packed in a rugged carrying case.

 

 

Top 5 Mechanical Failures That Lead To Car Accidents

on Mon, 06/15/2015 - 14:07

Mechanical failures are one of the mMechanical Failure Infographicost common causes of car accidents in the United States, most of which can be prevented with regularly scheduled maintenance appointments.

In honor of National Safety Month, Tracerline would like to highlight the top five mechanical failures that lead to car accidents, and ways in which these problems can be detected early.

1. Brakes
Brake pads will often let us know when they need replacing by making a distinctive screeching or scraping noise when in use. Other signs of worn brake pads include a pedal that slowly sinks to the floor, a soft or spongy feeling brake pedal, or the vehicle pulling to either side when brakes are being used.

2. Tires
It’s recommended to get new tires every six years. Incidents like hitting a curb or pothole can cause a tire to wear faster, creating bulges or bubbles which can lead to blowouts. Tires should be inspected for these kinds of imperfections on a regular basis. Also look for cracks in the tread and loss of air pressure.

3. Windshield Wipers
Windshield wipers should be replaced every six months to a year. Signs that they’re wearing out are streaks and large areas missed by the wipers.

4. Head Lights   
Without head lights, driving at night or during harsh weather conditions becomes very dangerous. It’s recommended that both head lights and tail lights are checked once a week, ensuring their illumination is at a safe level for maximum visibility.

5. Steering
The most common steering complaint is vibrating or locking. When the car is veering off to either side during acceleration or while using the brake, it’s time for a maintenance checkup. These issues can be related to the steering wheel itself, or the car’s tires.

Scheduling regular maintenance on your vehicle is important for your safety and the safety of other drivers. Statistics show that spending small amounts of money along the way towards maintenance will save a car owner thousands of dollars in the long run.

For more information on vehicle maintenance, check out these videos on Tracerline.com.

Complete Kit for A/C and Fluid Leak Detection

on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 17:30

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.

Rechargeable, True UV LED Leak Detection Flashlight Spots Heavy Duty/Fleet Vehicle Leaks Fast

on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 16:59

TP-8630 automotive application shot

The Tracerline® OPTI-PRO™ Max (P/N TP-8630) is a cordless, state-of-the-art, True UV LED leak detection flashlight. It makes heavy duty/fleet vehicle leaks easy to spot, while slashing valuable diagnostic time for technicians.

The OPTI-PRO Max works with all Tracerline® universal/ester and PAG A/C dyes, as well as TP-3400, TP-3900 and TP-3940 fluid dyes. Leaks can be seen using the True UV LED light even without using the yellow glasses provided. This powerful unit is specially designed to fluoresce dyes brighter and with greater contrast than standard blue light inspection lamps.

With an inspection range of 25 feet (7.6 m) or more, the OPTI-PRO Max easily gets into tight, cramped areas that larger lamps can’t. Its rugged, corrosion-resistant, anodized aluminum body stands up to years of heavy shop use. Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the lamp provides 4 hours of continuous inspection between charges. The unit has a 100,000-hour LED service life.

The OPTI-PRO Max comes complete with a lanyard, rechargeable battery, smart AC charger and fluorescence-enhancing glasses.

 

 

Dye Injection Kit for R-1234yf A/C Systems

on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:36

TP-9844 EZ-Ject

Tracer Products’ TP-9844 EZ-Ject™ R-1234yf A/C Dye Injection Kit makes adding fluorescent leak detection dye to R-1234yf A/C systems quick and easy.

At the heart of the kit is the EZ-Ject™ A/C dye injector assembly. It easily overcomes system pressure so the dye can be injected whether the A/C system is off or still running. A simple turn of the handle injects the exact amount of dye into the system. There’s no mess or hassle.

The kit also contains a 0.5 oz (14.8 ml) EZ-Ject™ R-1234yf/PAG multi-dose A/C dye cartridge that services up to 14 vehicles. In addition, an R-1234 hose/coupler with purge fitting is included.

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

on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:30

TP-8655 OPTI-PRO Plus UV LED Flashlight

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-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.

Cool Seal™ A/C Leak Sealer Is Effective with ALL Popular Refrigerants

on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 17:02

Tracer Products has introduced Tracerline® Cool Seal™ A/C Leak Sealer, a unique additive that seals slow, pesky leaks in compressors, condensers, evaporators, accumulators, O-rings and hoses ─ quickly and permanently.

Cool Seal’s non-polymer, oil-soluble formula is safe for A/C system components and recovery equipment. It seals leaks as large as 0.020 inch (0.5 mm) and is compatible with all popular refrigerants.

Cool Seal is a practical alternative to expensive parts replacement on older, high-mileage vehicles. It can remain safely in the system to guard against future leaks, making it ideal for preventive maintenance.

Unlike aerosol can-type leak sealers, Cool Seal is non-flammable, has no storage-related issues, no need for system pump down, and allows the technician to see the contents injected into the system.

Cool Seal can be injected into an A/C system using various delivery methods. The TP-2210CS Cool Seal™ Syringe Kit includes a prefilled, disposable syringe, hose/coupler with check valve and a purge fitting. It services 1 vehicle.

The TP-2270-0102CS Cool Seal™ BigEZ™ Cartridge consists of a large, prefilled cartridge, which works with BigEZ™, EZ-Shot™ and most other caulking gun-style injectors. It can also be used with the EZ-Ject™ injector using an adapter and hose/coupler. A full BigEZ cartridge services 2 vehicles.

The most economical way to add Cool Seal is the TP-2200-0102CS Cool Seal bottle, which requires a refillable injector (TP-9882). A full bottle services 2 vehicles. All Cool Seal products come in full-color clamshell packaging.

Pure UV LED Leak Detection Flashlight

on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 16:47


The powerful Tracerline® OPTIMAX™ 365 (P/N TP-8690UV) is 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).  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 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!

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. The AC charger is available in 120V, 230V, 240V or 100V versions.

 

 

 

 

 

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

on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 14:51

 

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 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. All components are packed in a sturdy carrying case.

Heavy Duty Kit Features Compact Leak Detection Flashlight

on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:27


Tracer Products has 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 — an 8 oz bottle of Dye-Lite® All-In-One™ concentrated oil dye, an 8 oz bottle of Dye-Lite coolant dye and fluorescence-enhancing glasses. Everything is stored in a convenient, sturdy  carrying case.

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