Would a oil die used for spotting leaks cause problems in the engine? I had a "GM dealer put it in my car without asking and now my car has a ruduced engine light with traction?

Asked by Nov 05, 2016 at 05:46 AM about the 2007 Pontiac G6 GT Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had no problems with the engine until A "reputible" dealer put a additive in my
engine to spot oil leaks, he did so without asking. Now I have reduced Engine
light along with service traction light. I will be taking in to have the codes ran
on it. But could the oil leak additive done anything to damage my car? And
cause this problem.

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I've never heard of such a reaction to oil dye, it is formulated to blend with the engines oil without reducing any lubracation qualities. So I would have to say no it won't cause your symptoms.

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