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1989 Ford Taurus Conversion Results

Riptides99 on Sat July 24, 2010 1:46 AM User is offline

Year: 1989
Make: Ford
Model: Taurus
Engine Size: 3.0 V6
Refrigerant Type: 134a
Country of Origin: United States

Just wanted to update as I got my system installed and charged this past week. I used a total of 8oz of Ester 100 and was charged up with 38oz of R-134a refrigerant. I installed the entire system myself but dropped it off and had a small shop do the charge but don't have any numbers on me to regale you with. The tech said he worked on charging it up, and testing, for a long time to bring it in line to where it is now.

Was 95 degrees out today while driving and getting 52F steady on the middle vent at max AC and max fan.
At night when the outside temp drops and humidity skyrockets I'm pulling 42F (and under) on max AC and max fan.

The vent system is sealed up and all dampers working properly at this point but Max fan airflow is still anemic vs. other vehicles using the close fin evaporator but the air blows stronger now than it has in the past 15 years.

I'm fairly happy with the results being what they are knowing this was a conversion using the old fin and tube style condenser. But I'm betting at this point if I had gone with a true parallel flow condenser I'd see much lower temps on the vent during the daytime heat. If I was going to upgrade the condenser I'd definitely need some custom hoses attached in the same fashion the connector ends are at now.

Chick on Sat July 24, 2010 8:12 AM User is offlineView users profile

Not to bad, lower the fan setting and the vent temps will drop even more, of course thats at night with the sun out of the picture.. and try using outside air once in a while.. you have to test all scenarios to find what will be best for you....

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