Now that I have had a working a/c for about 2 weeks now, I have had time to read a lot of these old posts. One that I found interesting was the one that Tim actually said this stuff Qwikboost somewhat works! I tried doing more research about the product, but only found that it doesn't exist anymore. What ever happened to it? Was it something that was found to kill cars or what? I did see that Arctic FreezeÃ¢ÂÂ¢ claims to have it inside. Just curious, this topic seems to get a lot of people's true opinions out.
Edited: Mon October 15, 2007 at 10:02 PM by badufay
I know of nothing wrong with the product. Most likely was killed do to lack of sales.
If you saw the viscosity of the Qwikboost product you would not be so comfortable. According to their patent, this product uses a solvent (tetraglyme) to cut the viscosity of the oil down to very low values, and this would not be favorable for long compressor life. The lower viscosity did result in less drag in the compressor bearings and gave reduced energy consumption (increased performance).
As stated many many times! Our test was a performance test not a durability test. No I would not want to see an oil breakdown at all. But I also have not read or heard about compressor failures related to Qwikboost. But I'm not sure where that would be published it it were the case! Bottom line there really should be three things inside your a/c system oil, refrigerant and dye.
I agree Tim, besides the cost increasing dramatically when these boosters are added, I have read many of, if not all of the MSDS's for these products. I have found some where the actual percent of R-134a is only 60%. For a system like mine that only holds 28oz, in theory if I filled my system to full, I could actually only have about 18oz of R-134a. Anyone who has ever driven a car with that low of a charge, knows the cooling isn't going to be 100%. Like you said the only things that belong in there are oil, R-134a, and maybe some dye. If there was a way to increase the performance by adding some special juice, i would be willing to bet the car manufactures would jump all over it as a selling point. As much as most of us would like to punch many of the engineers that design certain parts, these guys are smart. The fact that car a/c's work as good as they do is pretty impressive I think. My car has all black interior, yet in 100ÃÂ° + heat the system (of course with the new compressor) is able to cool the entire inside down below 65ÃÂ° in about 10 minutes. Just my thoughts, I know i am new to the a/c world, but common sense has to play a role when dealing with it (along with anything else). There will always be easily prayed on consumers out there who are willing to buy any new product that promises better results. We have all been there, it is just a matter of learning from our mistakes so we don't fall victim again. If anyone new to this forum is reading this, listen to these senior guys here...they definitely know there stuff...If they say "don't do it," then DON"T. Thanks guys for your help and input once again.
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