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How color motor oil?

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How to color motor oil?

Yes, you read correctly!

Does anyone know how one could color light colored motor oil? Food colors are water based and they are not working - at least I tried a red on some light cooking oil and it became a kaleidoscope of emulsified red dots :biggrin:
 
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There are dyes used to detect engine leaks. They will change the color noticeably, even moreso if you use a UV light as intended. I can't recall how much is used, but it's no more than 1 oz. A pack of 6 1-oz bottles costs less than $20 I think.
 
Hrant, have you been drinking again :)

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Hrant, have you been drinking again :)


Was it that obvious :tongue:


There are dyes used to detect engine leaks. They will change the color noticeably, even moreso if you use a UV light as intended. I can't recall how much is used, but it's no more than 1 oz. A pack of 6 1-oz bottles costs less than $20 I think.


Yes I am aware of those, and used them for the exact purposes of finding a leak. But this is a different inebriating project :redface: I need to color the oil for visual gratification :eek: :biggrin:
 
Find a biological or chemical supply place (Sigma, Fisher Scientific) & order some oil red-o.
 
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