RE: [DML] A/C pressure readings - interpretation?
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RE: [DML] A/C pressure readings - interpretation?

Whereas the UV dye won't - giving no indication of the source of the
leak.  I think you hit the nail on the head there...
My condensor hose has a terrible splice in it, and I have to add a few
oz. every 6 months or so (in Los Angeles air conditioning can be a year
round thing).  I have some real R-12 on hand but I'm saving it till
after I make the repair - using the cheap Freeze 12 in the meantime.


From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Dave Swingle
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 6:06 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DML] A/C pressure readings - interpretation?

Has anyone ever seen a car with stock hoses hold R134 more than a year 
or two? Short of replacing all 3 hoses with modern barrier line, I'm 
not sure you can get it to hold. The R134 seems to go right through the 

Dave S

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <> , "Tom
Tait" <TTait@...> wrote:
> Your main problem is that you system needs freon every spring, so it 
> a leak - you need to put in a UV dye/indicator (included in some 
> and use a kit to find the leak(s), or take it to a shop that has a
> sniffer. Once the leaks are repaired, then you can worry about
> pressures and capacities.


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