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Cadillac DTS Forum - 2006 through 2012 Discussion, oil dye to track down a seep in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; My pans a little wet and I would like to track down exactly where its coming from. I know this ...
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    oil dye to track down a seep

    My pans a little wet and I would like to track down exactly where its coming from. I know this topic has been discussed. But I can't find what type of dye to use? Anybody had experience with dumping something in that will be friendly? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: oil dye to track down a seep

    your friendly GM dealership should have some 4-in-1 dye

    good for power steering, gas or diesel oil, ATF, and gas or diesel fuel

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    Awesome chris. Your help is appreciated.

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    Re: oil dye to track down a seep

    no problem big greg

    i'd sell you a bottle cheaper than that but the shipping would double the price (or maybe more)
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    Yea I can understand that haha how bout I drive to you for about ten times the price? Lol

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    Re: oil dye to track down a seep

    the beach is nice right now ... ocean's starting to warm up too!

    junket?

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    I put the car up on ramps, clean everything up with brake cleaner, and climb under it again in about a week to find the wet spot . The brake cleaner practically eats the oil and grease making the underside of the engine bone dry.

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    I've done that and am still not 100% sure on if its coming from the pan itself or the level sensor

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    Can you take a picture? And how much oil is leaking (qts/miles)?
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    Not really leaking much at all maybe a drip on the ground every time a park. I notice maybe a half quart every 3000 miles or so.

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    The pan is wet and there's a small drip on the oil plug. The level sensor. and that's really it.

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    Re: oil dye to track down a seep

    hmm, ok

    usually a leak that small won't drip on the ground and will just kind of undercoat

    the common leak points would be the half-case seal area and the oil filter adapter area (including the oil pressure switch)

    sometimes valve cover seals leak but you should be able to tell that from up top and isn't very common for the '06+ style
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    I did just do the oil filter adapter. That slowed it down a lot. That is now dry. And the half case looks dry too.

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    And I've done the rear valve cover. The front is seeping I will get to that.

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    Re: oil dye to track down a seep

    hmm ... interesting ...
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    Tell me about it lol

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