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Biesmeyer on Mon June 08, 2009 11:48 PM User is offline

Year: 2003
Make: mini
Model: cooper
Engine Size: 1.6
Refrigerant Type: R134
Ambient Temp: 75
Pressure Low: 0
Pressure High: 45
Country of Origin: United States

Has anyone ever worked with a mini cooper? I evacuated the system, recharged with r134 (14oz) that is all it calls for. Readings are 0 low side and 45 on high side. I can get cool air but not cold. Is this as good as it is going to get with 14oz of freon. Compressor is running constant, does not ever kick out?? Help me out - need some clues

mk378 on Tue June 09, 2009 9:36 AM User is offline

Pressures suggest there is almost nothing in the system. Perhaps the refrigerant is leaking out almost as fast as you put it in. Go back to the car and put the gauges on it now (just a static test, without running the engine). I suspect you will have zero psi.

Edited: Tue June 09, 2009 at 9:37 AM by mk378

HVargas on Tue June 09, 2009 11:05 AM User is offlineView users profile

I have run into one of these before. Put the gauge's on and check the static pressure. If nothing add some and while you are watch the compressor where it is pressed together. I had a Mini once that you could see it bubbling out of the compressor where it was pressed together. Should be able to hear it too.


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Biesmeyer on Tue June 09, 2009 8:19 PM User is offline

Static pressures, are 27 low side and 28 high side. Can I get a rebuild kit for this compressor or rebuilt unit if this is what it is? ? If so, somewhere besides the dealer. Out checking for compressor leak now. Just doesn't make seance, that it is cool with these pressure readings. Guess I am not used to 14oz systems. Thanks for the help was heading to AZ Sunday and was hoping to take this car. Not looking good.

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