RTI's ELF-1 EVAP Leak Finder Utilizes Patented Technology to Find Leaks

RTI’s ELF-1 EVAP Leak Finder Utilizes Patented Technology to Find Leaks

The ELF-1 EVAP Leak Finder from RTI Technologies uses no heat or smoke. Instead, it utilizes a one-of-a-kind patented technology that is a safe, non-flammable, smoke-free process to find leaks. The leak detecting substance looks like smoke, but is actually a plume created by using the patented technology and a special long-lasting oil.

The ELF-1 EVAP Leak Finder from RTI Technologies uses no heat or smoke. Instead, it utilizes a one-of-a-kind patented technology that is a safe, non-flammable, smoke-free process to find leaks. The leak detecting substance looks like smoke, but is actually a plume created by using the patented technology and a special long-lasting oil.

The benefits are that nitrogen is not needed and that higher generation rates fill systems more quickly and reduce service times. The ELF-1 meets current OBDII test requirements. Another key feature is the variable pressure settings of 1 to 15 psi with a safety default. With the higher fill rates and wider pressure settings, you can find more leaks than with smoke systems.

Find leaks in: EVAP systems; EGR valves; fuel injector O-rings; throttle bodies and gaskets; fuel leaks; oil leaks; vacuum lines and fittings; intake manifold; head gaskets; valves; piston rings; vacuum reservoirs; HVAC controls; hoses and heater cores.

For additional information, call RTI at (800) 468-2321 or visit www.rtitech.com.

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