The Repair/Mechanic tidbits and tricks of the trade

PSU Taco85

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Use an UV/black light, it helps locate freon leaks, this crimp on this discharge hose failed, pretty common on Toyotas with the 4.0l motors, never use any of that stop leak freon, it does more harm to the entire system and gums it up.

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do LED black light work for this too I’ve seen them available and wanted to try this but wasn’t sure. My 4.0 has a leak somewhere and I haven’t troubleshot it yet.
 

CowboyTaco

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PSU Taco85

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This what I have, use it most of the time to find scorpions at night, but it's good to find different minerals/rocks too if you travel.

thanks, ordered it this morning. Hopefully my leak is something simple like the hose or an o-ring and not have to replace the condenser or evaporator.
 

Silverback

Fuck Joe!
Hmm.. that UV flashlight you ordered says it can be used for "body art"... I can see that!

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PSU Taco85

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This what I have, use it most of the time to find scorpions at night, but it's good to find different minerals/rocks too if you travel.

Thanks for the link, the Zon delivered today and I went out to take a look. Seems to me it's the condenser, would you agree? Hard to get a camera in there with the bumper, winch, skid, and grill on. I didn't find any other leaks in the engine bay (and I'm going to make the assumption that I only have one leak and that my evaporator isn't leaking too)

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