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by Cusser
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: R134a price up over 500%
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: R134a price up over 500%

R134a is still $4.88 per 12 ounce can at U.S. WalMart stores. No additives. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tech-Refrigerant-R-134a/617476716?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222227084651175&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=199458688998&wl4=pla-3...
by Cusser
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: ac problems
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: ac problems

srkreutemazda wrote:2000 Mazda b2500 with 2.5L engine. I'm in Fl.


Also know that this vehicle is really a Ford Ranger, and made in USA. Some of the Rangers had factory AC, some had dealer-installed, parts were not necessarily the same.
by Cusser
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Toyota Sienna rear air weak
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Toyota Sienna rear air weak

That's a good idea for him to check.

Also worth checking is to remove the rear case and make sure that the rear evaporator fins are clear and not all clogged up.
by Cusser
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: PAG-oiled components in former mineral oil systems. Corrosion Issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: PAG-oiled components in former mineral oil systems. Corrosion Issues?

15 years ago I bought a rebuilt compressor that came filled with PAG oil (I tested it). My '88 Mazda truck is R-12. I drained the oil from the compressor, added 6 oz. R-12-type mineral oil, rotated the compressor about 15 times by hand, drained that out. Then I repeated that. Then I added the correc...
by Cusser
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Thanks for the add and RV2 questions
Replies: 18
Views: 1788

Re: Thanks for the add and RV2 questions

The poor fan performance can be several things. Obviously check the ground at the fan motor & the overall health of the motor itself. Power connections from the switch to the motor, resistor etc. Check the air door operation, box seals etc. Also make sure that the exterior/fins of the evaporato...
by Cusser
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Side can tap
Replies: 8
Views: 969

Re: Side can tap



The first one (above) sure looks like both R-12 and R134a to me !!!.
by Cusser
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 1991 Mercedes R12 Troubleshooting
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: 1991 Mercedes R12 Troubleshooting

Dougflas wrote: place a shower cap around the front of the compressor and place the sniffer into the shower cap after sitting over night. And yes, keep this system R12 if at all possible.


Great idea !!!

Correct - never add any sealers or refrigerant with sealers.
by Cusser
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: refrigerant and oil questions
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: refrigerant and oil questions

My comments below in Capitals. I need to disconnect a couple refrigerant lines in order to replace my heater core on a 2008 Nissan Frontier. I'll have a shop recover the refrigerant, but plan to recharge myself. I have a few questions... 1. I assume the recovery process removes some oil - do the rec...
by Cusser
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Side can tap
Replies: 8
Views: 969

Side can tap

bohica2xo wrote:If you go with a vintage can, a side tap is a good investment.


bohica - I've thought about getting/using a side can tap, I have separate top tap units for R-12 and for R134a. Exactly why do you like that type better? thanks.
by Cusser
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 1991 Mercedes R12 Troubleshooting
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: 1991 Mercedes R12 Troubleshooting

There is UV dye compatible with R-12, have some in my 1988 Mazda truck (still R-12). But one needs the correct injector for this if there's still R-12 in the system, so my mechanic did this for me. If all the refrigerant is out, then UV dye can be simply be added, then the system evacuated and new R...

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