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by chrstopher007
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Oil and gas mixed together?
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Oil and gas mixed together?

The oil is diluted and loses much of it's lubricating properties depending on how much gas is mixed in. If only a little it won't matter as it'll soon vapourise.
by chrstopher007
Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Automotive Flushing Forum
Topic: Cleaning out an old A6
Replies: 4
Views: 8689

Re: Cleaning out an old A6

Need proper equipment.
For roughly $80 plus coolant, most A/C companies will flush and replenish your system. It's either that or spend a lot of money on expensive equipment to do it properly.

Never seen any shop do a "proper" flush for $80.00.
by chrstopher007
Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Automotive Flushing Forum
Topic: Flushing Solvent
Replies: 3
Views: 4645

Re: Flushing Solvent

There are some decent Youtube channels to learn about flushing work.
by chrstopher007
Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: should i recharge or not
Replies: 20
Views: 1952

Re: should i recharge or not

It's the same as what you've previously charged.
You'll need a scale now.
by chrstopher007
Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: hose seals
Replies: 18
Views: 1383

Re: hose seals

It can easily be solved by replacing the seal. But it is true that at isolation, a straight leak line appears curved due to the logarithmic scale. With typical vacuum gauges, there is no way to definitively tell the difference between a real and virtual leak.
by chrstopher007
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: New AC Compressor failed
Replies: 30
Views: 2885

Re: New AC Compressor failed

Yes, the air conditioning compressor can destroy the serpentine belt in a few different ways. The serpentine belt might be snapped if the AC compressors seize while functioning. When the AC clutch bearing seizes while the AC compressor is turned off, the belt can snap.
by chrstopher007
Sun May 02, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Procedures, Tips and FAQ.
Topic: Using Shop Air To Leak Test?
Replies: 7
Views: 10507

Re: Using Shop Air To Leak Test?

seagiant wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:53 pm Hi,
I see guys on U-Tube, using shop air and a soap bottle to find leaks in Auto AC Units.

Thoughts?
Shop air unless used with a paint regulator will induce moisture to the system.
by chrstopher007
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: A/C controls
Replies: 4
Views: 2588

Re: A/C controls

You can follow the below steps Step 1: Refrigerant in a gas form is compressed by the A/C compressor which runs off a belt, compressing the gas into a high-pressure state Step 2: This refrigerant then enters a condenser – a heat exchanger normally placed in front of the radiator - where it changes s...
by chrstopher007
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: recover/recycling machines
Replies: 3
Views: 2293

Re: recover/recycling machines

It’s maybe harmful if you put your recycling machine continuously. Your machine could be damage. You should follow the advice of the manufacturing company
by chrstopher007
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: A/C blowing hot air
Replies: 9
Views: 2690

Re: A/C blowing hot air

The thermostat may have been accidentally set to “heat.” If this is the case, it’s easy to fix on your own. Flip the thermostat setting back to “cool” and see if the air conditioner begins to blow cool air again. Additionally, you want to make sure that the batteries are working and that the tempera...