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convert to 134A recommended

neilh on Sun July 20, 2008 6:32 PM User is offline

just wandered whether you guys recommended converting over to 134A on older cars...i see that R12 is easily accessible at $20 a can on ebay...i kept mine R12 since 134A is 20% less efficient and it sounded to me like for good performance you have to r and r the condenser with a parallel flow unit which is not oem so you have to plumb it in with new tubing or hose. ..a good bit of compressor shaft seal was leaking ..i didnt even need to leak test i could see a little bit of oil on the bottom of the compressor..the oil came out over the winter i guess..all 8 ounces...the pressure was at zero so i didnt have to recover any R12 since it all leaked out...i got a vacuum pump.. i had some gauges already and bought a compressor, a drier and the orifice screen..system was clean ..i flushed it out anyways...i wanted to put in a plug for got parts there ..service was good and prices the best for ac parts

Edited: Sun July 20, 2008 at 7:13 PM by neilh

Chick on Sun July 20, 2008 6:41 PM User is offlineView users profile

The price of virgin R12 is coming down, but it still depends on the car, if all leaks are fixed etc.. A classic car should be kept R12, but also, a lot of that ebay stuff may not be R12, so check carefully..You also need a 609 certificate, but then again, ebay you never know.. If you want to know about a specific car, just ask, lot of people here and a lot of opinions to go thru..The choice of course is yours..

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neilh on Sun July 20, 2008 7:17 PM User is offline

yeah i saw that fake R12 (freeze 12 or something) do have to watch what youre buying..the real R12 that have to post asking you for a license to purchase

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