[DML] Re: recharging my R-12 system with R-416A (another update on #2613
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[DML] Re: recharging my R-12 system with R-416A (another update on #2613)

Actually the car did switch to the new system when I had it.  Maybe 
the guy you bought it from switched it back?

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Farrar <fhudkins@...> wrote:
> Gang,
> Despite the fact that the can says "To be used by EPA certified 
> personnel only," I picked up two cans of R-416A yesterday. (a.k.a. 
> Since my A/C clutch cycles once every few seconds and the air 
coming out 
> is as warm as when I merely use the vent, I believe I can safely 
> that the system is free of coolant.
> In the DML archive there are posts which say "mixing refrigerants 
> dangerous" and others which say "it's not dangerous, but 
> won't touch your car if you mix refrigerants." The guy at NAPA who 
> worked on my other car for years says that I can put FR-12 into a 
> with a tiny amount of R-12 in it and have no ill effects.
> My car has NOT undergone a conversion to R-134A. Even if there is 
> R-12 left in the system, it can't be that much, since the a/c 
> engages so many times per minute.
> So following the fuel distributor O-ring replacement (which should 
> fine now that the car has been sitting for the better part of a 
week -- 
> assuming I can find torque specs for the silly M5 bolts), I will 
fire up 
> the car and charge the system with R-416A as my next task in 
> for Gettysburg. :) Just for a change, the list of things to do on 
> car is getting shorter not longer ... heh.
> Cheers,
> Farrar Hudkins
> #2613 (auto)


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