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by Cusser
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Need Help- High Pressure on Discharge Side
Replies: 51
Views: 770

Re: Need Help- High Pressure on Discharge Side

Yes, the pressures I mentioned are appropriate for R-12 (I still have one R-12 truck myself). I've only added UV dye to ANY vehicle by pouring some in when the system was still open, or by adding a can of refrigerant that also contained UV dye (no sealers !!!) to the system. AGREE - poking a hole in...
by Cusser
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Need Help- High Pressure on Discharge Side
Replies: 51
Views: 770

Re: Need Help- High Pressure on Discharge Side

I had the temp sensor from my multimeter in the center vent and when I left I was getting discharge temps in the low 50s , when I went for a drive the temps never dropped. I pulled off into a parking lot after about 4 miles, held the throttle at 2000 RPM and felt the compressor kick off. I came hom...
by Cusser
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Ranger (2003) A/C not cooling
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Ranger (2003) A/C not cooling

Have system evacuated and filled by weight to specification by a pro; with UV dye added, can look for leaks. If you've never had the AC serviced, might just be low due to expected loss over time through compressor seal.
by Cusser
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Woops allowed air in the system
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Woops allowed air in the system

digeratimvp wrote:Checking things and I had to add a little, and I forgot to purge my charge hose. I always purge but forgot one time.
Things seem to be ok, and I may be just too OCD about things, but how bad of a screw up is this?


I say if cooling performance is acceptable, then don't worry about it, leave it be.
by Cusser
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: a/c slow to cool
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: a/c slow to cool

jruthroff wrote:I have a 1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12.


You sure these Jaguars were engineered well as relates to AC in those days ?
by Cusser
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Toyota pickup AC questions
Replies: 19
Views: 430

Re: Toyota pickup AC questions

After reading some more about flushing the lines, it seems that mineral spirits and compress air should work only because r12 uses mineral oil to begin with. 1. Mineral spirits and R-12 "mineral" oil are not related. 2. Some mineral spirits sold these days is not all hydrocarbons, contain...
by Cusser
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Low Side Recharge
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Low Side Recharge

In S. Florida AC repair shops are also intentionally avoided as chances are unfortunately quite high that you'll come out with expensive problems you didn't go in with. Not pessimism just the unfortunate reality. How about a top-rated independent ASE auto mechanic? Ask your friends or maybe even a ...
by Cusser
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Low Side Recharge
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Low Side Recharge

I'm sure I used the 18 oz recharge kit properly emptying the canister and the AC was definitely cooling better. 1. I sure hope that "recharge kit" contained NO SEALERS. 2. One cannot really judge fill with just a low side gauge; doing that with low and high pressure readings at 1500 rpm i...
by Cusser
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Bottle Opener has diameter 1/2", bottle 1/4
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Bottle Opener has diameter 1/2", bottle 1/4

I purchased a hose with gauge on eBay. The hose has bottle opener with diameter 1/2", same as it looks like all being offered there and on Amazon - here's an example: http://r.ebay.com/zvEAc0 . However, it looks like all the bottles in the local Home Depot and in Menards have smaller diameter ...
by Cusser
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: AC Low Pressure Gauge Stuck
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: AC Low Pressure Gauge Stuck

First time poster and I know little about cars. A couple of weekends ago, my Mother and I recharged my AC system with I believe r134A type refrigerant with an AC Pro gauge ElizabethAK, I'm not going to beat you up here, but automotive AC systems are pretty complicated, especially for a novice. Unfo...

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