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by B52bombardier1
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: A/C Temp Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: A/C Temp Issues

I was at 42-43 F here in Louisiana yesterday at about 150-200 feet above sea level. Very humid air in the summer. I think my temps would be a little lower if it was less humid around here but overall, I'm happy at 42 degrees at the center vent of my 70 El Camino running 2000 RPM in a modern R134 sys...
by B52bombardier1
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 1988 corvette, don't understand what it's doing?
Replies: 57
Views: 6756

Re: 1988 corvette, don't understand what it's doing?

I'm using a Four Seasons Fan Relay kit - part number 35879 - to make one of the E-fans on my 70 Chevy El Camino kick on the instant that the AC compressor clutch engages. This kit has a special compressor wire that overrides the wait time for the engine temperature to kick a fan on. This also helps ...
by B52bombardier1
Sat May 30, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: An inquiry about A/C compressors failure
Replies: 9
Views: 1313

Re: An inquiry about A/C compressors failure

Its all about the dollars. The manufacturer and the dealerships want you to return and pay for a more expensive repair. Planned obsolescence.

Rick
by B52bombardier1
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: How are everyone couping with the virus scare?
Replies: 6
Views: 4006

Re: How are everyone couping with the virus scare?

Hello Tim, Yes, it is good for you to be careful. For my wife and I, we are well stocked on food, etc but I think she will soon get an extreme case of boredom. For me, I keep the boredom away working on my 70 El Camino and being an amateur radio operator. The high frequency radio bands are hopping w...
by B52bombardier1
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Ford fiesta india 2014 a.c confusion
Replies: 7
Views: 2464

Re: Ford fiesta india 2014 a.c confusion

I would get a set of gauges, a can of refrigerant with oil, maybe with a little dye and top it off. If it is a slow leak and if your compressor can still develop good pressure, I'd run it for at least the upcoming summer season and see what happens. The leak check dye in the can can tell you where t...
by B52bombardier1
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Ford fiesta india 2014 a.c confusion
Replies: 7
Views: 2464

Re: Ford fiesta india 2014 a.c confusion

You asked: "Why does the company say it will fail and need replacement"? Answer: Because they want your money to replace the parts.

Rick
by B52bombardier1
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2007 Forenza V5 ? compressor change
Replies: 3
Views: 2611

Re: 2007 Forenza V5 ? compressor change

That noise could simply be compressor clutch chatter which would simply your repair efforts. No need to bleed down the system. No need for oil and much less cost than doing an entire compressor.

Rick
by B52bombardier1
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Procedures, Tips and FAQ.
Topic: 2005 Mustang sat for 4 years - A/C is system is empty
Replies: 2
Views: 3060

Re: 2005 Mustang sat for 4 years - A/C is system is empty

Hello, My guess is that an o-ring seal dried out from sitting so long. The compressor oil tends to separate from the refrigerant after a while thus allowing the o-ring to leak. So don't be surprised to find a leaky o-ring. You might try adding a can of refrigerant with oil mixed in already to see if...
by B52bombardier1
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Classic car ac help
Replies: 3
Views: 3628

Re: Classic car ac help

Hello, I'm happy with the Classic Auto Air conditioning system in my 70 El Camino. This is a total replacement of everything from the original GM / Chevy / Harrison air conditioning system. No more vacuum operated controls in the system - all electric. It uses R134 refrigerant, not R12. I'm quite ha...
by B52bombardier1
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Finding A Leak In A New System
Replies: 10
Views: 5566

Re: Finding A Leak In A New System

A soap solution will hopelessly contaminate your system. Use some refrigerant with an ultraviolet dye color chemical in it. Charge the system and then use a UV light to see the leaky location.

Rick

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