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Old 01-30-2019, 08:58 AM   #1
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Pink dye on hoses and engine

What is this pink stuff on the hoses and possibly the engine???Click image for larger version

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Could it be that it is s a red rubber hose that was painted and now the paint is coming off? On the left-hand side it appears there might be white lettering on the hose.

Does it rub or scrape off ?
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WAG... Oil from the AC system?
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Could it be that it is s a red rubber hose that was painted and now the paint is coming off? On the left-hand side it appears there might be white lettering on the hose.

Does it rub or scrape off ?
Not sure - It's on a coach that I'm looking to buy, but it's out of state, so I'm trying to determine if it's worth the trip.
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Since you have the original photo could you blow it up enough to tell if that is writing on the left-hand hose?
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Did you ask the owner?
What was their reply?
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Mu guess would be that it is leak detector dye used for AC. Maybe a hose blew at one point, or PO added refrigerant can with dye and made a mess disconnecting the charge hose.
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my guess is a bit simplistic but seems as if the paint helps follow various hoses or sections of the engine?

or maybe old hippies gone rogue with the flower power thing...
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actually I know I've seen this before on some sort of industrial vehicle or old tractor. I've a very vague recollection I know I never actually asked about it
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