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by swampy 6x6
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Cooling The Old Condenser
Replies: 39
Views: 3548

Re: Cooling The Old Condenser

hi Always Always fit the largest condenser possible. Some aftermarket units are a little small with car model specific brackets . Some of these kits use a the next smallest condenser sizing !! Always use at least the factory condenser size L x W as a guide and go bigger if possible . There is some t...
by swampy 6x6
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: gauges bleed out vacuum
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: gauges bleed out vacuum

hi
In a perfect world every one would vacuum system for 1 hour and vacuum hold test for 30mins with a micron gauge .
Yes u need to check gauges as these can leak by not completely turning ""off"" eg valve seating . Another issue canbe hose sealing etc at connections .
by swampy 6x6
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: What happens when capacity of system is exceeded?
Replies: 58
Views: 4405

Re: What happens when capacity of system is exceeded?

hi If u can get your aircon to work better when garden hose water is applied to condenser you have a condensing problem = not big enough ***Remember industrial R12/R134a systems DONOT run the high automotive pressures ****Automotive pressures on R12 in the sixties and seventies ran lower than 180-20...
by swampy 6x6
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Underwhelming cooling performance after complete A/C restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 1238

Re: Underwhelming cooling performance after complete A/C restoration

hi sight glass full suction line very cold approx expected weight charge approx pressures 35/200 assuming condensor and evap clean good to great airflow over condensor fast idle 1500rpm yes bypass heater core/tap ie block water flow controls set to recirculate NOT FRESH system flushed and reoiled wi...
by swampy 6x6
Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Automotive Flushing Forum
Topic: High side too high
Replies: 17
Views: 1783

Re: High side too high

hi
If the system is overfull with oil it will be spread around the system
replace drier
flush reoil compressor
flush condensor
flush hoses and hard line

remove clean evaporater fins
flush evap
new T/X valve

evac and charge
by swampy 6x6
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Cooling issues over time
Replies: 14
Views: 4848

Re: Cooling issues over time

HI would be most likely a debris blocked evaporator causing freezing of the core. Be the first job I would do. Sometimes the vent airflow can be reduced but only only occasionally noticeable . Clamp heater hose is also a cheap way of diagnosis . Does the low side reading go low and if so how low jut...
by swampy 6x6
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Procedures, Tips and FAQ.
Topic: My exp. fitting a second condensor
Replies: 2
Views: 5926

Re: My exp. fitting a second condensor

hi At firewall liquid line evap connection. Both liquid line are 1x male and 1x female no6 fittings xtra condensor inlet no8. In this case u use a step up fitting no6 hose with no8 fitting condensor out let is no 6 In 1x conversion the evap connections were no5 .These were cuttoff and no6 welded on.
by swampy 6x6
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Procedures, Tips and FAQ.
Topic: My exp. fitting a second condensor
Replies: 2
Views: 5926

My exp. fitting a second condensor

HI Fitted many 2nd condensor to vehicles in 90--115f conditions for various reasons In tropical and high desert temps .VERY VERY successful /// main reason to reduce high pressures and can also prevent high pressure leaks in a flare system. Anyways.. Ford 2007 diesel World pickup 270--290 head press...
by swampy 6x6
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Procedures, Tips and FAQ.
Topic: Using Shop Air To Leak Test?
Replies: 7
Views: 10163

Re: Using Shop Air To Leak Test?

HHi Shop air contains alot ,,a huge amount of moisture. Shop air condensate trap is only very basic a moisture trap such as used for spray painting worth 100-1000 dollars traps moisture. Besides moisture will be trapped in refrigeration system easily as a result just donot introduce potential proble...