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Re: R134a Conversion (archive)

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Posted by Scott on September 28, 2000 at 22:43:46:

In Reply to: Re: R134a Conversion posted by Kurt Z. on September 28, 2000 at 14:59:29:

Hmmm, I just check the service record. Here's the itemized list:

A/C drier bottle = $91.25
A/C Evaporator = $268.00
R134A Freon = $28.71
R134A A/C dye =$9.95
A/C retro kit = $45.00
A/C o-rings = $14.00
Expansion Valve = $49.25

Parts Total = $506.16
Labor = 289.50
Total = 795.66

This was done before I got the car and it's a '91 M3.

$800?? Do you know if that included a compressor replacement? If your car was produced after 11/87, your compressor is R134A compatible. I just purchased the retrofit kit for my wife's 535i. All E34s have an R134a compatible compressor. It cost me $325 to do the conversion and it works just as well as the R12.

The previous owner of my car did it for around $800.00. It blows cold now but I can't tell the difference between the new style and the freon blasters of my previous E-30's.

91 M3

Has anybody converted their a/c system from R14 to R134a??

Was it expensive??
Did you notice any difference??

Where did you buy the parts??


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