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Redline launches SpeedSmoke to address proliferation of boosted vehicles

Machine pinpoints faults in naturally aspirated engines and identifies high-pressure leaks for repair shops

Orange, Calif.—Redline Detection announced this week the launch of SpeedSmoke, designed to address the proliferation of boosted vehicles in repair shops.

Designed specifically for the aftermarket, SpeedSmoke has diagnostic capability to pinpoint faults in naturally aspirated engines and also pinpoint high-pressure turbo, diesel, supercharged and boost leaks, , said Alex Parker, CMO of Redline Detection, in a news release.

Most automakers have implemented boosted engines to increase performance while delivering improved emissions and increased fuel economy. OEMs use boost across the full model range and are now commonplace, such as the Ford Eco-Boost, introduced a decade ago.

“Whether you repair import vehicles in California, SUVs in Ohio, or F-150 trucks in Texas, your customers need a shop that can accurately diagnose and repair boost leaks,” Parker said. “These boosted vehicle models cannot be reliably diagnosed, maintained or repaired without this technology.”

SpeedSmoke creates a dense, visible vapor with up to 20 times the PSI and 40 times the flow of traditional smoke machines to allow technicians to simulate the boost load of a running engine for testing with the engine safely off, Redline Detection stated.

The machine also performs both low-pressure diagnostics for general repair and naturally aspirated engines. SpeedSmoke also features an onboard micro air compressor and 12V DC battery for portability and includes all needed accessories.

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