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Cant add refrigerant

Postby pippo » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:38 pm

People,

1987 Pontiac Sunbird GT non turbo, cant add refrigerant. psi on high side is 170, low side 28. Outside temp 85, car runnnig with ac on vent temp is only 72. Wanted to addd a can of gas but suction line wll not suck in. Maybe its the connection valve on the line on the guages. Can I now test to see it it is a bad pin on the valve? Can I depress it with a eraser from a pencil? The can is now punctured, so I can not simply unscrew the end connected to the can.

Thanks.
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Re: Cant add refrigerant

Postby Cusser » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:21 pm

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Re: Cant add refrigerant

Postby pippo » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:46 am

So sorry for the delay n my reply. Your idea worked- I slowly removed the end of the tubing and got no gas leaking out to indicate the tubing was maybe plugged. So I completely removed the guages tube/line, and was shocked to find out these new cans have the new useable valve! First introduced in California.

I had to but an adapter at AZ. Worked!!

Thanks! Im sure will be back here with future problems. (Yes,the car was converted to R123a. No sealant in the can. )
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Re: Cant add refrigerant

Postby Cusser » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:03 am

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Re: Cant add refrigerant

Postby pippo » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:11 pm

Right. Who knows how much was wasted by DIY'rs. Only thing- I heard one has to take gentle care of those adapters as they have a plastic thread on top where they screw onto the guage fittings. Dont cross thread them.

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