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by bohica2xo
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: What happens when capacity of system is exceeded?
Replies: 14
Views: 147

Re: What happens when capacity of system is exceeded?

Dang Tim, I wish I had thought of that! I could just swap the OEM expansion valve for some magic Denso part and pick up 30% more capacity! Wow!
by bohica2xo
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Newbie Looking for advice
Replies: 3
Views: 23

Re: Newbie Looking for advice

Jensen Interceptor's are quirky. Given the pressures and temps you are listing at 68f ambient I would suspect reheating or there is an obstruction someplace. Likely some of each. With the fans on I would expect a high side around 180 psi. Which you have. You have liquid in the sight glass - some bub...
by bohica2xo
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: How cool should be vehicle ac be running?
Replies: 12
Views: 91

Re: How cool should be vehicle ac be running?

Yeah, I vote leak.

Given the average price of that job, I would take it right back.
by bohica2xo
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: What happens when capacity of system is exceeded?
Replies: 14
Views: 147

Re: What happens when capacity of system is exceeded?

The short answer to the OP's question is it simply will not cool when overwhelmed. As DetroitAC knows very well, the big issue today is marketing and the bean counters making engineering decisions. They wind up building 75% cars. Good for 75% of the country. Great in coastal California. Useless in L...
by bohica2xo
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Cooling The Old Condenser
Replies: 37
Views: 747

Re: Cooling The Old Condenser

So at least both inlet and outlet on passenger side. Probably not going to find one with the drop tube, so a 90 degree fitting on the inlet will get the hoses pointed at the stock routing. I will have a look Something like this 25.6 x16 x 3/4 thick perhaps? https://shop.bergstrominc.com/Bergstrom/It...
by bohica2xo
Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Cooling The Old Condenser
Replies: 37
Views: 747

Re: Cooling The Old Condenser

Fair enough. Where are the inlet and outlet now?
by bohica2xo
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Cooling The Old Condenser
Replies: 37
Views: 747

Re: Cooling The Old Condenser

Early Camaros had that little square crossflow radiator as I recall. Do you have room for a 25" wide condenser core? What about height?

If you can measure the core size on the radiator that would help.
by bohica2xo
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Underwhelming cooling performance after complete A/C restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Underwhelming cooling performance after complete A/C restoration

Cooling systems where the bypass runs through the heater core should not be blocked with a single valve. There are 4 port / 2 way coolant valves in many newer cars that can be used to keep the hot water out of the passenger compartment. Both vacuum and electric operation units have been used by Ford...
by bohica2xo
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Underwhelming cooling performance after complete A/C restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Underwhelming cooling performance after complete A/C restoration

Your pressures and charge level look pretty close. I would expect a high side between 200 & 220 in those conditions @ 1500 engine rpm. The 35psi low side indicates a refrigerant Temperature around 40f So I would suspect reheating or air bypassing the evaporator with vents nearly 20 degrees warme...