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134A AC Recharging...
Posted 01 October 2000 - 10:32 AM
The vehicle is an 84 Brat GL 4spd stick.
It was the project brat from St Louis.
I have never touched AC before this brat. The vehicle was converted to 134 but then discharged to remove the (radiator like object). Fill in proper name.
Does system need to be converted a little bit because of the replacement of this part because of the AC oils and such?
Can anybody direct me to a simple set of directions for charging, what to buy, etc? Is this safe to do yourself if you follow the instructions, or should I spend the $ and have a local shop/dealer do it?
Thanks Board in advance,
Posted 01 October 2000 - 10:59 AM
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Posted 02 October 2000 - 09:12 AM
That part you were refering to (radiator type thing) is a condenser. I hear its fearily cheap (100dollar range) to get a system converted and recharged. I would also heed the other 2 posts suggestions, its a Pro job. Requires special pressure tools and compressors. NOt really a fun do it yourself job when freon squirts out at a high PSI on your hand freezing it instantly :evil:
Posted 02 October 2000 - 11:25 AM
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Posted 02 October 2000 - 10:56 PM
Sounds like I just need to take it to a shop and have it press tested and charged. Easy and cheap enough im sure.
Thanks to all!
Richie I appreciate your good words too, as well as the rest of your comments. The board is great cuz u get the yeay and nay and side effects of both.
Posted 02 October 2000 - 11:01 PM
But back to the question of taking it to the shop.... one really needs to charge the system and run it to determine if there are any leaks... much better than vacuum leak down...because it will be under pressure from then on... that is what a shop does and if there is a leak they use that special machine and take the refrigerant back up and fix the leak and then reinstall.. it is very hard for a home shop to do all that properly and safetly... my considered opinion from 30 years of messing with this kind of stuff...greg
and remember...that shop does have a vested interest in doing your serviceing a couple of years down the road , even if it is unconscious....
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Everyones help is appreciated and I am going to archive the post now.
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