Will fluorescent dye show up when mixed with distilled water?

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Old 03-24-20, 05:03 PM
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Will fluorescent dye show up when mixed with distilled water?

My buddy mixed dex coolant with nondex coolant in his 4.0L Wrangler.
There’s definitely a coolant leak somewhere.
No drips so hard to tell from where.
Purchased some dye from advance auto and it says not to mix with the dex coolant.
We were going to do a coolant flush anyway with distilled water but want to make sure that the dye will show up with distilled Water?
 
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Old 03-25-20, 05:08 AM
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Just a guess, but I don't think the distilled water would be a problem.
 
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Old 03-25-20, 05:17 AM
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Can you tell if the dye is water or solvent based? I would put some drops of the dye in a cup of water and stir. If it dilutes through the water I'd say you could give it a try. If the dye beads up or doesn't really mix in then I'd say it won't work.
 
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Old 03-27-20, 08:14 AM
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good tip, I'll do that before putting it into the system. I'll also bring some crappy coolant in case the dye doesn't work in water.
 
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