Borescope for Engine Inspection

Visual inspection of engines with automotive borescopes
Visual inspections of engines and other hard to visualize places are an important part of ongoing automotive maintenance. Rigid and flexible borescopes are a great way to visually inspect engines without having to dismantle the engine block, as they allow you to remotely visualize dark, small, and hard to reach places. Routine inspection with a borescope will allow you to identify problem areas and to replace or repair parts before they are causing a problem. Flexible borescopes can also be used to track through components of a fluid or air system to find leaks or blockages in hoses.
Your imagination only limits the places you can remotely inspect in an automobile. Valves can be examined for corrosion, integrality of the seals, and regular wear and tear. Pistons and piston rings can be checked for wear and leakage. Welds, castings and any other seals can also be remotely inspected, all this without having to dismantle the entire engine. The insides of rocker panels and bodywork can also be examined for rust and damage remotely.
Fuel lines and tank, as well as exhaust lines, can be remotely accessed with a flexible borescope also.

Borescopes with a built-in camera are called videoscopes or video borescopes.
Video borescopes allow you to see the inspection in real time on a built-in monitor, computer or TV screen, and can record still images and video of your inspection to show customers or for your records. Visual records you can share with your customers will better allow them to have a clear understanding of the repairs or corrective action needed in maintaining their vehicle.
On Fiberscope.net you can find a wide selection of automotive borescopes to any need and budget.
The most popular and attractive scope in terms of price/features relationship is the RIGEL Articulating Video Borescope. Due to its ultimate camera tip articulation (2-way tip Articulation, 180 degrees in each direction) plus a 360-degree rotation of the probe on the monitor, this scope allows doing a full visual inspection of virtually any hard to access area including valves, piston head, tank etc., without taking it apart.
The mid-range line of automotive borescopes introduced by VOYAGER HD Snake Scope that comes equipped with many valuable features to meet most needs.
And for most advanced inspection you can choose IRIS DVRx Videoscope. The high-resolution advanced CMOS sensors provide detailed, lifelike images with realistic colors. The IRIS DVRx provides unsurpassed image quality and contrast. Additional features include 4-way tip articulation, controlled manually by knobs on the handle, for quick rotation in the desired direction. To work safely with gas and oil its working probe maybe built in special non-conductive cover.

Some benefits of borescopes for non-destructive remote visual automotive inspection:

  • Inspect engine combustion chambers including Valves, Cylinder heads, Piston crowns, Liners
  • Inspect water pump weep holes for coolant leaks
  • Check radiators for restrictions
  • Inspect brake pads and shoes
  • Check fuel lines and tanks
  • Decrease time spent dismantling and reassembling for inspections
  • Pinpoint sources of knocking or other noises
      Engine Inspection with Articulating Video Borescope
      Suggested Products

      Snake Scope VOYAGER Engine Valve Snapshot
      Probe Ø from 2.7mm (0.1in) and up, Working length up to 600mm (23.6in), Direction of view (DOV) - 0°, 30°, 70°, 90° or 110°
      Video Borescope RIGEL Snapshot
      Working length up to 10m (32.8'), Ø 3mm (0.12") - 5.5mm (0.22") diameter, 2-way articulation 180 degrees in each direction
      IRIS DVRx Videoscope Snapshot
      Durable tungsten-braided probe, Diameter: 3mm (0.118") - 8mm (0.314"), High-resolution camera integrated in a short rigid distal end
      Snake Scope VOYAGER HD Intro
      Vehicle Suspension Inspection with iRis DVR Video Borescope