Re: [DML] New DMC Owner with problems
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Re: [DML] New DMC Owner with problems



Marc's right - the price is coming down as the last of the R12 cars 
(other than nut-cases like us) are getting junked off the road now. 
So they are either not getting fixed or are getting converted as a 
last-ditch effort. It's been since 1993 or so that R12 was used in 
new cars. The stuff everyone was hoarding is coming back out. 

Take a look on ebay. The small cans seem to trade at about $15-20 for 
the real stuff. Nice thing about the small cans is that you can be 
pretty sure they are really R12, whereas the big containers may have 
been refilled with some "blend" and you can't tell what's in there. 
You do need the license etc  - easy to get.  

I was at Sam's club today and a whole case (12 cans) of R134A was 
$80. So it's pretty cheap at retail too (<$7 a can). 

Shops charge quite a bit more because, well, they can. I just had a 
shop work on my car and he was charging $90 a pound for real R12. If 
I had brought my own I'd have saved quite a bit. 

Dave

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Jeff Friday" <DeLorean_Type304@xxxx> 
wrote:
> Quick thing guys.
> 
> =====
> 
> Also, I went by a local shop the other day to check on R-12 
avaialbility for 
> another DeLorean owner.  I was told it was about $100 per lb of R-
12 Vs the 
> $50 or so he charged per lb of R-134a.  Perhaps you guys have it 
cheaper in 
> other places but he was telling me a single cylinder of R-12 
(forget how 
> much he said was in it) was over 1k.
> 
> I'm glad I had converted because (atleast here) that was a big 
difference in 
> price.
> 
> Personally, I prefer R-12 because it is MUCH colder.  






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