At least 80 percent of the top emission codes on vehicles today originate from the EVAP system and can be diagnosed faster and more accurately with smoke technology.
OTC says its LeakTamer Leak Detection System (P/N 6522) offers technicians proficient with engine maintenance, vacuum, gaskets and seals including EVAP systems a multitude of problem-finding opportunities.
“When working on EVAP systems, you need more than just a scan tool," says Andy Forsberg, product manager of electronics at OTC. "The LeakTamer is less than half the size of its popular predecessor model offering improved portability in your shop and more powerful diagnostics in a smaller package."
General repair and body shop technicians can use this tool to solve problems including wind noise and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) performance, or to locate and repair water drainage issues. The OTC LeakTamer incorporates patented technology by introducing an OEM approved smoke compound with UltraTraceUV dye to locate virtually any kind of leak quickly, easily.
A leak as small as 0.020-inch in diameter can allow more than 30 times the amount of hydrocarbons into the atmosphere than is currently acceptable through the exhaust. The LeakTamer can detect microleaks down to and below 0.010-inch with its large, easy-to-read flow meter. The unit also includes precise flow control - a powerful new feature that allows the operator to adjust amount of smoke the LeakTamer puts out. This helps pinpoint leaks faster and more efficiently, minimizing customer comebacks and improving service bay productivity.
Inexpensive to operate, the LeakTamer comes with the UltraTraceUV smoke solution and includes a standard accessory package with exhaust cone, service port adapter, Schrader removal tool, assorted cap plugs kit, and three-in-one flashlight with ultraviolet (UV) light to highlight the fluorescent dye deposited at the exact location of a leak.