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by somedude01
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2006 Nissan 350z Pressures Equalized While Running
Replies: 5
Views: 3316

Re: 2006 Nissan 350z Pressures Equalized While Running

No dice at all on the old compressor. Installed the new compressor and receiver drier today. Apparently you can do the receiver without removing the radiator or condenser. It's just kind of a pain in the ass. Took about 3 hours in total, including the vacuum. No apparent leaks. Charged right up to 1...
by somedude01
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2006 Nissan 350z Pressures Equalized While Running
Replies: 5
Views: 3316

Re: 2006 Nissan 350z Pressures Equalized While Running

I meant to post a reply to this but forgot. He took the compressor to the pro shop that did the evacuation and they said it was not moving anything at all and was completely worn out. We will be doing a compressor, and receiver drier this weekend. They oddly noted there weren't any metal shavings, s...
by somedude01
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2006 Nissan 350z Pressures Equalized While Running
Replies: 5
Views: 3316

Re: 2006 Nissan 350z Pressures Equalized While Running

I was referring to the compressor internals shedding through the system, but was hoping a control valve stuck wide open could cause similar issues. I'm using a 30lb cylinder and a digital refrigerant scale and a set of manifold gauges. It would only take 0.4lbs because the low side was not pulling d...
by somedude01
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2006 Nissan 350z Pressures Equalized While Running
Replies: 5
Views: 3316

2006 Nissan 350z Pressures Equalized While Running

Hey all. Did a recovery and recharge on a buddy's 2006 Nissan 350z base model. It only took 0.4lbs from a deep vacuum and would not take any more. I found the gauges were equalized at about 70-90 psi, and the compressor clutch was spinning. Revving the engine only changed the pressure by 5-ish PSI. ...
by somedude01
Tue May 22, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Procedures, Tips and FAQ.
Topic: Charge/Evac Equipment Recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 3327

Re: Charge/Evac Equipment Recommendations

I appreciate the response even if we're both months apart. I purchased a ZENY brand scale from Amazon sometime last year and it's been perfect. I've been nice and frosty in all of the cars I've charged with it. I also picked up two 30lb cylinders of R134a for about 85 bucks each and even made a prof...
by somedude01
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 1996 Civic Full System Rebuild Poor Cooling
Replies: 0
Views: 1282

1996 Civic Full System Rebuild Poor Cooling

Hey all. This one has me kind of stumped due to my lack of proper service equipment. I just recently replaced Condenser, Evap, TXV, Compressor, and Receiver Drier and every o-ring on my girlfriend's 96 Civic sedan. The car was cooling alright before but the condenser was damaged and leaking, the eva...
by somedude01
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Procedures, Tips and FAQ.
Topic: Charge/Evac Equipment Recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 3327

Charge/Evac Equipment Recommendations

Hey all. Haven't posted in a while. I'm looking to upgrade my A/C equipment enough to take the guesswork out of charging and evacuation and was looking for a few recommendations. I keep reading the little cans are extremely unreliable with weighing an actual charge into a car, and I feel this is whe...
by somedude01
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Electric Fan Wear
Replies: 7
Views: 5287

Re: Electric Fan Wear

So I replaced the discharge hose, sealed the condenser, ordered manual gauge screw type fittings, and went on my merry way-- for a week. The system discharged again within a week. Literally ice cold to work and nothing on the way home on the same day. Went outside and this time the detector picked u...
by somedude01
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Electric Fan Wear
Replies: 7
Views: 5287

Re: Electric Fan Wear

I took the bumper off and found no apparent leaks with the black light--- which was interesting. My dad and I found his missing leak detector and figured out it was where the discharge hose was crimped on next to the fitting on the compressor. We changed the o-ring out with fresh Nylog and it still ...
by somedude01
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Electric Fan Wear
Replies: 7
Views: 5287

Electric Fan Wear

Question for you gentlemen. I cannot really find any evidence online or anywhere for that matter that electric fans suffer from significant wear or slow down over time. Can you clarify that for me? I posted a few years ago regarding my 1990 Civic Si that I did a full parallel flow conversion on and ...

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