Re: [DML] Black Beauty AC issue
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Re: [DML] Black Beauty AC issue



I know of a shop by Dulles airport that will recharge the car with 
R12.
Contact me off list if interested.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Qumefox <qumefox@xxxx> wrote:
> Bernie wrote:
> 
> >All,
> >
> >I have been on the phone all day looking for anywhere in Maryland 
to
> >recharge the AC system with R12, no one has any, that I can find.
> >
> >So how hard is it to convert to R134, and what parts do I need to
> >replace.  If I have to replace an accumulator, I have a brand new 
one.
> >
> >I will post photos soon, of both cars, but the SS one looks like 
all of
> >the others, now Black Beauty, thats a different story.  It still 
has
> >all original parts on it with the exception of the relay upgrade.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Bernie
> >
> >
> >
> >
> Well. What it takes to do the conversion really depends on who you 
ask,
> who does the work, or what your willing to risk.  If you have an AC
> place do the work, then most likly they'll tell you they need to 
replace
> pretty much everything.. as they're after your cash.. (at least 
all the
> ones i've ever had dealings with have been like that). From the
> conversions i've done, and seen done.. Your probably best off 
replacing
> the accumulator (especially if you allready have one) to eliminate 
any
> r12 contamination, and the orifice tube. Though to be honest i've 
seen
> at least one conversion to 134a that NO parts were changed on.. the
> system was simply put under a vaccum then charged with 134a and 
ester
> oil. As far as I know it's been working at least 3 years now so 
far with
> no problems(after the original leaky connection was fixed)
> .
> On an AC note though.. When I get that far with my D as to needing 
to
> worry about the AC system.. is there any reason why I shouldn't 
just
> convert it from it's original bottom connector accumulator to one 
of the
> later side connector versions since i'm planning on replacing the 
nearly
> 25 year old AC hoses anyway? (i'll be replacing the accumulator 
anyway
> since i'll be converting it to 134a.. and $30 for one of the later 
ones
> sounds much better than $150 for the bottom fed ones the 81's had 
up
> until whichever vin they changed it)
> 
> --
> 
> Chris
> VIN# 03209
> http://badger.brazi.net/delorean
> 
> 
> 
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