Vanning.com logo
Boxdin
Site Navigation


Advertisements
Recent Posts
1977 Dodge B200 Doghouse Bushing
by Meanmachine. August 25th 2019 8:50 am
Dr. Bob's Jokes Thread
by Wedgy. August 25th 2019 8:46 am
Need Airbag or Steering wheel 94 G20
by newkirkinc1. August 25th 2019 7:38 am
88 G20 slow resurrection
by newkirkinc1. August 25th 2019 7:30 am
GSVR XV Cherokee, NC Sept 27-29
by newkirkinc1. August 25th 2019 7:29 am
Newbie in NW Louisiana
by newkirkinc1. August 25th 2019 7:25 am
1987 Dodge B250
by Reed. August 25th 2019 12:20 am
Looks like a van but its NOT
by lukester. August 24th 2019 12:25 pm
Converting my G20 to RHD and 4x4
by Overdrive915. August 24th 2019 9:22 am
Featured Links
Vanning.Com is a an authorized Amsoil Dealer


Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Dye Testing #739793
August 25th 2018 10:23 pm
August 25th 2018 10:23 pm
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,032
USA
N
nikothenomad Offline OP
old hand
nikothenomad  Offline OP
old hand
N
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,032
USA
Been thinking about using dye to check for specific leaks before I attack the rear main seal and oil pan gasket. Since that area can be one of three different fluids for leaking given the coolant plugs, oil seals and plugs and proximity to tranny thought it would be good to confirm what we 'think' we know before we go through with the process.

Here's my question though. Obviously, I am looking for leaks from potentially three different fluids (coolant, engine oil, tranny oil). All I find during my online searches is the usually green glowing dye. I'm trying to find out if there are different color dyes so that I could put a different one in each fluid for more specific answers.

Anyone know anything about it?


Nicole
1988 Dodge B250 5.9l 360 Ram CamperVan / 727 Tranny / Rochester Quadrajet Carb
www.nikothenomad.blogspot.com
Re: Dye Testing [Re: nikothenomad] #739810
August 26th 2018 6:00 pm
August 26th 2018 6:00 pm
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,678
San Diego
W
wrcsixeight Offline
veteran
wrcsixeight  Offline
veteran
W
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,678
San Diego
I know nothing of the dyes.
However If I were trying to see which one of the three were leaking I would likely spend some time with a rag and a degreaser and clean up as much as I could reach, then once the drippings return a white paper towel should show brown for engine oil, red for ATF and greeninsh for coolant.

Re: Dye Testing [Re: nikothenomad] #739813
August 26th 2018 6:57 pm
August 26th 2018 6:57 pm
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,032
USA
N
nikothenomad Offline OP
old hand
nikothenomad  Offline OP
old hand
N
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,032
USA
yup. we've done the clean and observe drip test. for the most part pretty sure it is only oil out of the pan gasket or rear main but that area could be some tranny fluid mixing in that we can't see because it doesn't drip all the way down. though we don't notice the level going down really but thought we'd be thorough none the less.


Nicole
1988 Dodge B250 5.9l 360 Ram CamperVan / 727 Tranny / Rochester Quadrajet Carb
www.nikothenomad.blogspot.com

Moderated by  Astro, Ram4ever 

Donate


Upcoming Events
discovery
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 2 guests, and 4 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Excoastie, 87g30, VanDownByTheRiver, Cheese, kantstopdadude
11086 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
NEmery 47
frscke1 38
CatFish 36
Wedgy 30
Forum Statistics
Forums68
Topics36,257
Posts523,278
Members11,087
Most Online177
May 8th, 2013

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1