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by Dave in Texas
Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Safe-Flush A/C
Replies: 3
Views: 3832

Safe-Flush A/C

Was looking to buy a gallon of safe-flush ac. Looked on ACKits parts site and found 1-Gal at $122.21 ! Correct price??
by Dave in Texas
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Converting to R134
Replies: 6
Views: 2742

Re: Converting to R134

Since last post I've decided to stay with R12. Had my OE condenser pressure tested by a competent shop and it passed all their tests. New compressor/accumulator ready to go. Waiting on new evaporator. Once that arrives I should be back in the cool air by the weekend. Happy 4th!
Dave
by Dave in Texas
Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Snap-On R12 gauge set
Replies: 1
Views: 2802

Re: Snap-On R12 gauge set

Bleeder valve for the low pressure hose.
by Dave in Texas
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Vacuum for leak testing
Replies: 20
Views: 9317

Re: Vacuum for leak testing

This uniweld regulator has 4.5 stars from 143 reviewers. That's about as good as you're gonna get. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008HQ6GXO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 If you get a regulator, buy this adapter as well if the regulator has a 1/4 in outlet. It took me quite a b...
by Dave in Texas
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Snap-On R12 gauge set
Replies: 1
Views: 2802

Snap-On R12 gauge set

Replaced gaskets/seals in depressor end of my hose set and decided to replace schrader valves in manifold set. One in center port, no problem. Low side port end has what looked to be a schrader valve. When I removed it, surprise. The visable part looks like the end of a valve, but the inside does no...
by Dave in Texas
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Vacuum for leak testing
Replies: 20
Views: 9317

Re: Vacuum for leak testing

Since last post I've been comparing prices. Amz w/20CF tank(empty) delivered is $85. Smith 30 series regulator $84 delivered. Cost to fill tank locally $10 but they only exchange. That is assumming Amz tank is recently certified. Amz did have less expensive regulator (Uni-Weld) brand but poor review...
by Dave in Texas
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Converting to R134
Replies: 6
Views: 2742

Re: Converting to R134

If you're dealing with an incompetent shop, that's a different problem; find another shop. You shouldn't have any problem getting the few pounds of R-12 you need for $100 or so if you ask around some. There are thousands of R-12 systems still out there that leak a little into the atmosphere all the...
by Dave in Texas
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Converting to R134
Replies: 6
Views: 2742

Re: Converting to R134

30lb cylinder R12 = $1000, 12-15oz can = $35+ 3½lbs = $100-$150. Need new R12 gauge set too.....=$60 for a decent one. The refrigerant isn't going to get less expensive at time goes on and parts are getting, not only expensive, but hard to find anymore. Even AC shops have to dig out the old R 12 equ...
by Dave in Texas
Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Converting to R134
Replies: 6
Views: 2742

Converting to R134

I converted my car to 134 in '98 and it has done fine. I've wanted to keep my truck in R12 but....common sense has overcome me! I intend to convert it to 134 also. New compressor, condenser, evaporator, and accumulator units are sitting in my garage right now. I'll need adapters I know that, but mai...
by Dave in Texas
Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: New condenser and evaporator
Replies: 0
Views: 8328

New condenser and evaporator

Spectra brand condenser and 4 Seasons brand evaporator. To flush or not to flush these new units? Everything in the system will be new 'cept for the compressor lines, which were rebuilt for me in 2011 by Az Mobile Air, and the original metal lines. (When it was cool a few month ago I completely rebu...

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