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2004 Honda Civic Si

TRB on Tue June 19, 2012 7:46 PM User is offlineView users profile

Year: 2004
Make: Honda
Model: Civic
Engine Size: 2.0
Refrigerant Type: R134a
Ambient Temp: 108
Pressure Low: -
Pressure High: -*
Country of Origin: United States

Tech in our shop was doing a compressor job on this vehicle today. I walked by and looked at some of the old parts. So much gray matter it was amazing. Hope this is not the new scroll issue for 2012. I just thought about the shops that just swap parts. How a compressor could last with that much gunk in the evap is beyond my knowledge.

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HECAT on Wed June 20, 2012 10:29 AM User is offline

Some of the testing we have done with scroll failures have shown a lot of black and grey fines. The grey color seemed different (odd) to me, and the black would be more like expected. The analysis we had done on both the black and grey residues yielded the same results; carbonized (burnt) oil with metal fines. I can only speculate that the higher content of metal fines may be the root of the grey(er) color.

Just installing a new compressor without addressing the contamination (metals and bunt oils) seems ridiculous to me; but many do not have such an understanding of what is going on inside the "loop". The new compressor will not last.



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TRB on Wed June 20, 2012 10:36 AM User is offlineView users profile

Karl it was like watching a rerun of Dirty Jobs. I honestly can't understand how any person serving an a/c system as we did. Would think a compressor would last knowing a evap is filled with that junk. We did use the Hecat H1000 and this vehicle is ready for pick up this morning. Doing the job correctly is getting harder to compete these days with the compressor swappers.

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HECAT on Wed June 20, 2012 12:45 PM User is offline

It has often been said here... "Do it right, do it once".

I never understood how doing it cheap, and doing it again and again; was saving any money.

Keep doing what you are doing Tim; I know your customers value the proper and professional service.

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