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“I have recently purchased a Smoke-Pro (Total-Tech) and have used it for a couple of months now. I have tried many different types of smoke detection devices and hands down your product has, in my opinion, become the holy grail of leak detection equipment." - Dennis Gliebe


"There is not one tool that can pay for itself faster or make more money for our business." -Tim Parker on Smoke Pro Total-Tech


"This tool creates opportunity that means profit for our business." -Eddie Gurka on Smoke Pro Total Tech

"We are the oldest shop in Sacramento and have been doing business in the same location since 1917. We recently borrowed a Smoke Pro from another shop and had to buy one after the three repairs we did that day." - Jim Harvey




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Garage Owners
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Technicians

     
Name: Dennis Gliebe
Title:
 ASE MASTER TECH L1
Product: The Total Tech
Company: Olson's Carcare, LLC
Website: www.olsonscarcare.com
 

“I have recently purchased a Smoke-Pro (Total-Tech) and have used it for a couple of months now. I have tried many different types of smoke detection devices and hands down your product has, in my opinion, become the holy grail of leak detection equipment.

So far I have found many EVAP leaks and the diagnostic time has been cut down by at least 2/3. Recently we performed over $1200.00 worth of repairs on a 1999 Ford Expedition with 180k miles. I brought the long term fuel trims down from 13 at idle to 2. This car had a leaking EGR, leaking throttle shaft, and a leak at the lower intake plenum. Also we found a leak in the PCV line where a crack was found under the foam insulation. This would have been impossible to see with out the thick smoke. It took me about 10 minutes to have this vehicle hooked up.

I am a full time automotive technician that see's the potential of profit and helping my fellow tech's gain access to this incredible device.

About the oil, I went to my Walgreens and purchased a big 20 OZ bottle of baby oil for $3.00. This will last us a long time and is a big plus.

Thank you"

 
     
Name: Tim Parker
Title:
Senior Master Ford Technician
A1-A8 and L1, California Smog Technician 
Product: The Total Tech
Company: Fritts Ford
Website: www.frittsford.com
 

“I have been fixing cars for along time and wish I had discovered the Smoke Pro before. The way cars are made today make smoke machines mandatory. There is not one tool that can pay for itself faster or make more money for our business. Six days after trying one of these we purchased six more for our other stores.

Fords in particular come in with lean conditions quite often. The biggest Failure codes are PO 174 and PO 171. Every car that has these lean condition codes (bank 1 and 2) gets smoked. The four most common leaks are intake gasket leaking, EGR valve leaking, IAC valve leak, and PCV valve at bottom side of intake. The smoke finds these immediately. Most of these Fords are finicky and it is difficult if not impossible to hear the difference in idle with carb cleaner or propane because of the engines whooshing noise. In today’s cars a minimum amount of vacuum loss may be causing these problems due to their increasing complexity and stricter emission requirements.

Here are about four days worth or repairs. We worked on a Ford Taurus and found leaking upper and lower intakes. Re-smoked it and found a leaking EGR. Wrote about a $550.00 invoice. A Mazda had a fractured inlet and a leaking elbow at the PVC resulted in a $650.00 invoice. We found an upper intake leak on a Ford Ranger and verified a leak on a Dodge Intrepid. On these repairs the tickets averaged about $450.00.

Now we repair with confidence and show the customer where the engine takes in un-metered air so they are comfortable with our service.

We really like not having to hassle with nitrogen or a smoke machine that has its own internal air compressor. Hook this up to your air supply (it has a regulator on it) and a car battery and you are ready for testing. It is not complicated.

I am strongly recommending this tool to our other stores.”

 
     
Name: Eddie Gurka
Title:
 ASE Certified L-1
Product: The Total Tech
Company:Meineke - Missouri City
Website: www.meineke.com
 

“This tool is very simple, just push a button and it goes.

We found a leak on a 2000 Ford Expedition; it had EVAP codes 6 times in the last year and had been to at least 3 different shops. They changed all the (PCV) lines under the hood only to have the light come back on in a few weeks. Then the customer brought it to us. Within 20 minutes I fixed a gasket (O RING) at the fuel pump. This tool worked absolutely perfect and I wrote a $600.00 ticket. I believe the code was a PO 440 or 442,

On a 2000 Mercedes Benz we found that the oil separator was clogged, the customer had been to the dealership which was not aware of the problem. The Smoke Pro really figured this out in a few minutes.

We sold this job only because we were able to show the customer with smoke the problem.

Being able to get the oil for this tool at Wal Mart is really a plus.

This tool creates opportunity that means profit for our business."

 

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Garage Owners

     
Name: Jim Havey
Product: The Total Tech
Company:Porter Sprague Inc.
   

“We are the oldest shop in Sacramento and have been doing business in the same location since 1917. We recently borrowed a Smoke Pro from another shop and had to buy one after the three repairs we did that day.

We replaced a bad LDP in a 2001 Dodge Intrepid (code PO442) $324.00, found a bad vacuum line above a purge solenoid on a 97 Acura TL $136.50, and found a major EVAP leak in a 97 E420 Mercedes Benz. This car had a bad shut off valve on top of the vapor canister. The Valve was $408.00 and the labor was $185.00.

Needless to say the Smoke Pro is a great investment for us. The amount of EVAP codes we are getting now make this very important. This tool is simple to use even without any instruction."

 
     
Name: Stephen Kosacz
Title: 
ASE Certified Technician
Service Consultant
Parts Specialist
Product: The Total Tech
Company: President, Autoworks, Inc. 
Website: www.auto-works.com
 

“My tool dealer told me to test this tool. We have the OTC model and I did a side by side comparison with both tools. Even though an OTC smoke machine is here to use I purchased my own Smoke Pro Total-Tech. The biggest difference to me is the OTC’s smoke seems to evaporate faster and makes it more difficult to chase down the small leaks that are harder to see. Leaks above the fuel tank are a good example. The Smoke Pro seems to have a denser smoke that stays around longer and is easier to see.

This tool is not bulky and does not have a large nitrogen cart and set up. Nitrogen is a hassle and there never seems to be any in the tank anyway. Everyone we show this tool to is impressed. Toyota of Temecula Valley also has a Smoke Pro. There is a lot of talk about this tool within our Toyota techs so you should be seeing more and more orders.

I am very happy my dealer showed me this. Once I used it, I had to have it. I only wish I had seen it sooner”

 
     
Name: John Fisher, Owner 
Title:
 ASE Certified Master Tech
Product: The Total Tech
Company: Metric Motors of San Francisco
Website: www.metricmotorssf.com
   

"We first thought a Smoke Machine was like a gimmick… After borrowing one we knew it was really needed in our business.

We have paid for our Total-Tech the first week we owned it. We repaired a 2000 C44 Porsche 996, this one had bad crankcase breather hose. We had to pull the motor, so it was a about a $1600.00 repair. We found a large vacuum hose leaking in a 1980 MB 450SL under the intake manifold, this was about a $900.00 job and 1998 540I BMW had a bad throttle body gasket and resulted in a $300-$400.00 job.

After 20 years without one this is a tool we cannot live without."

 



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Dealerships

     
Name: Hugh Brown
Title:
 Toyota Master Diagnostic Tech
ASE Certified Master Technician L1
Product: The Total Tech
Company:Toyota of the Desert 
Website: www.toyotaofthedesert.com
 

 

“My tool dealer told me to test this tool. We have the OTC model and I did a side by side comparison with both tools. Even though an OTC smoke machine is here to use I purchased my own Smoke Pro Total-Tech. The biggest difference to me is the OTC’s smoke seems to evaporate faster and makes it more difficult to chase down the small leaks that are harder to see. Leaks above the fuel tank are a good example. The Smoke Pro seems to have a denser smoke that stays around longer and is easier to see.

This tool is not bulky and does not have a large nitrogen cart and set up. Nitrogen is a hassle and there never seems to be any in the tank anyway. Everyone we show this tool to is impressed. Toyota of Temecula Valley also has a Smoke Pro. There is a lot of talk about this tool within our Toyota techs so you should be seeing more and more orders.

I am very happy my dealer showed me this. Once I used it, I had to have it. I only wish I had seen it sooner”

 
     
Name: Ben Skillings 
Title:
 Service Director
Product: The Total Tech
Company: Joe Self Chevrolet/Cadillac
Website: http://www.joeselfchevrolet.com/
 

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"I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know how impressed I am with the leak detector that we purchased. We did not have it 1 hour before it saved us at least an hour in diagnostic time in finding a vacuum leak. I keep the tool in my office so that I can get feedback from my technicians when they use it. They have all commented on what a great job it does. You are right about the only limitations to what you can use it for is your imagination. I would be more than happy to have anyone call me to find out more about our success with this tool. It is the best piece of equipment I have purchased in decades."

 
     
Name: Brock Temple
Title: 
Master Certified Mercedes Benz Tech
Product: The Total Tech
Company:Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach
Website: mbzlongbeach.reachlocal.net/
 

“I have been a diagnostic technician for nearly 20 years. After I bought the smoke machine I was only disappointed that I didn’t find one years ago. I found a small hole in a brake booster that was causing a check engine light to come on. It would have taken alot longer to find than in just the few seconds that the smoke machine found it in.”

 



National Repair Facilities

     
Name: Joe Hendricks Manager
Title:
 ASE Certified Master Tech L1
Product: The Total Tech
Company: Manager, Midas
Website: www.midas.com
 

“I have been fixing cars for along time and wish I had discovered the Smoke Pro before. The way cars are made today make smoke machines mandatory. There is not one tool that can pay for itself faster or make more money for our business. Six days after trying one of these we purchased six more for our other stores.

Fords in particular come in with lean conditions quite often. The biggest Failure codes are PO 174 and PO 171. Every car that has these lean condition codes (bank 1 and 2) gets smoked. The four most common leaks are intake gasket leaking, EGR valve leaking, IAC valve leak, and PCV valve at bottom side of intake. The smoke finds these immediately. Most of these Fords are finicky and it is difficult if not impossible to hear the difference in idle with carb cleaner or propane because of the engines whooshing noise. In today’s cars a minimum amount of vacuum loss may be causing these problems due to their increasing complexity and stricter emission requirements.

Here are about four days worth or repairs. We worked on a Ford Taurus and found leaking upper and lower intakes. Re-smoked it and found a leaking EGR. Wrote about a $550.00 invoice. A Mazda had a fractured inlet and a leaking elbow at the PVC resulted in a $650.00 invoice. We found an upper intake leak on a Ford Ranger and verified a leak on a Dodge Intrepid. On these repairs the tickets averaged about $450.00.

Now we repair with confidence and show the customer where the engine takes in un-metered air so they are comfortable with our service.

We really like not having to hassle with nitrogen or a smoke machine that has its own internal air compressor. Hook this up to your air supply (it has a regulator on it) and a car battery and you are ready for testing. It is not complicated.

I can see now how many cars I sent away to the dealer that I could have fixed easily with this tool. The profit lost to our business is a little hard to swallow.

I am strongly recommending this tool to our other stores.”

 
     
Name: Jason Miller 
Title:
 Lead Tech ASE L1
Product: The Total Tech
Company: Pep Boys #0661
Website: www.pepboys.com
 

 

"We got our Smoke Pro about 2 1/2 months ago and this tool has paid for itself at least 2 or 3 times. We use it sometimes as many as 4 or 5 times a day and do not throw parts at EVAP codes anymore and they are fixed right. I have detected leaks as small as 0.010 and love the simplicity. Ford Intake manifolds, fuel tank pressure sensors, EVAP, and various vacuum leaks are diagnosed and fixed in a fraction of the time. We will sometimes bring the customer out to show them the problem before the repair. This is one tool we can not go with out.

Highly recommend this one."

 
     
Name: Guillermo Ahumada
Title:
 Franchise Owner
Product: The Total Tech
Company: AAMCO Transmissions
Website: www.aamco.com
 

“This tool was recommended to our shop. The increase of EVAP related check engine lights and the regulation changes made this an important investment for us. We have found leaks in EVAP canisters, manifolds, vacuum lines, and in the exhaust system. We expect to make many repairs with this tool that will add to our bottom line.

This is a well built, simple, and very portable tool.”

 


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