Model: Park Avenue Ultra
Engine Size: 3.8l
Refrigerant Type: R12
This is my parents car and has
They had it checked at a service station who charged them $99 for what the description says is checking function small amount of refrigerant and check for leaks. In the end they said that it needs refrigerant and they no longer sell r12, therefore they will need to do a conversion. The shop gave them an estimate for $599 for a "Conversion Kit" that is made specifically for that car. and $99 for labor to install the kit.
I'm not totally ignorant about conversions, I converted a 85 Monte Carlo about 8 years ago using the recommendations of this board. So when I heard about the estimate I was a little taken back, not necessarily by the price, but by the split between the conversion kit and the labor. I would have thought that a conversion kit would be the oils, 134a, and new fittings. The labor I assumed would be flushing everything well and recharging the system. Are there different types of conversion kits and if so how is the labor so low?
I'm considering repairing the system myself, either repair and recharge with R12 or convert the system to 134a. If I do a conversion is it still recommended to replace the rubber hoses?
$700 for a conversion? Wow! It would be cheaper to find someone who does sell R-12, have the leak fixed, and have it recharged with R-12.
Did the place at least tell them where the leak is for their $99.00? My opinion you shouldn't go back there.
Edited: Mon June 17, 2013 at 7:16 PM by mk378
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