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Change to R 134a (archive)

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Posted by Gilbert on December 21, 1999 at 21:17:18:

In Reply to: e23 compressor dead HELP! posted by Bill Buffton on December 21, 1999 at 12:40:06:

If you are buying a new compressor anyway, the cost is not significantly different to change to 134a, the cooling will be as good with the new compressor, and you can buy a can for a couple of bucks at the auto parts store and not have to pay your mechanic $30 for the same amount of R12. Of course, if you are going to sell it in the next few months just do it the cheap way... let the next guy go through the whole thing again in a year or two. FWIW

: I have been informed that my compressor is dead (leaking). I also understand that this is the single most expensive part of the A/C system. Does anyone rebuild them?/can they be rebuilt/?. Is there an aftermarket fix?
: How much is a new one? Who has best prices?
: would it be better to convert to R134? What's the most cost effective way to get cold air in my car (BESIDES OPENING THE WINDOWS)? Any help is appreciated.

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