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Re: R134 Refrigerant conversion (archive)

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Posted by David Yando on July 12, 2000 at 22:37:09:

In Reply to: R134 Refrigerant conversion posted by Eric on July 12, 2000 at 02:09:42:

Hi Eric,

Did this last night, matter of fact. My original compressor had a crack in the case, not weldable, so I got a used one from Vines in B'ham. Put in a new receiver-drier, new compressor bushings,installed the "new" compressor, new o-rings on everything that came apart, then drove to a friends house that has a universal AC license. He evacuated the system with vacuum pumps, left it that way for a while to make sure no leaks, then put in a can of 134a compatible oil and 2.5 cans of 134a. Works like a charm!Parts and coolant cost about $265, labor cost me a couple cases of beer. Mine never worked since I got it, and my '02 doesn't have air, so it feels great to me - some say that 134 isn't aas cold as 12, but all I know is it works!

'90 M3 the "Meat Lok'r"
: Has anyone in here done the AC compressor converson to R134 and if so how well does it work. Did you do it yourself or did a shop do it. Any info is appreciated. Freon is just to expensive.

: Eric 89 ///M

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