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Freon recovery using ac compressor

mazda626awd on Mon June 24, 2013 10:55 AM User is offline

Year: 1991
Make: Mazda
Model: 626
Engine Size: 2.2
Refrigerant Type: R12
Country of Origin: United States

I've been having no luck in finding somebody that will recover my R12 to my empty 30 lb. bottle. It was suggested to me that I use the vehicles' AC compressor to pump the freon into the bottle myself. Any constructive advice would be greatly appreciated. Can a RRR machine recover the freon to the onboard bottle and recharge it into an external bottle?

Dave in VA.

WyrTwister on Sat July 20, 2013 2:56 AM User is offlineView users profile

If you are talking about recovering your R12 into a disposable tank , that is illegal .

Recovered Freon is suppose to be put into a tank made for that purpose .

God bless

Edited: Sat July 20, 2013 at 2:58 AM by WyrTwister

iceman2555 on Sat July 20, 2013 12:45 PM User is offlineView users profile

Most refrigerant containers will not allow for re filling. The internal valves will prevent the introduction of refrigerant into the container.
There is a recovery cyclinder available for purchase that will allow recovered refrigerant to be introduced into this container. Some of the older containers did not have the flow valves and can be very careful....discharge pressures may be quite excessive and could result in a dangerous situation when recovering.
Simply removing the refrigerant does not clean and filter the refrigerant to allow for immediate recharge.
Good luck.

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