Re: [DML] Re: 47 Degrees with the AC knob in the normal position
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Re: [DML] Re: 47 Degrees with the AC knob in the normal position



Bill is a lier.  He forgot to mention the $5 r134a adapter that Drew needed.  

We also flushed the system with $5 worth of paint thinner.  

We were going to drain the oil from the compressor and replace it with ester oil  but to my surprise the compressor didn't have any oil in it.  The compressor looked original.   

We ended up putting about 4 ounces of ester oil I'm the compressor. It was $5 for the 8 ounce bottle.  

Drew has cold air but we still need to repair his mode switch since the max setting isn't working.  He is going to need max AC when it is 100 degrees outside.  
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Steve Rice
#16510


On Jul 26, 2012, at 10:31 PM, "content22207" <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Geez you are grumpy.
> 
> I'm not trying to prove anything -- just keeping a tally of owners with ice cold A/C who did nothing more than flush the system, vacuum it down, then recharge with R134.
> 
> Poor Farrar listened to the "tear it all apart" crowd, and look where he is now....
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> Tearing into the system and replacing components is an *OPTION*, but it is not necessary (component health permitting). Speaking for myself, I have only replaced two components on my own system: the low pressure switch and the compressor itself. Everything else is original to the car, and everything else works great.
> 
> And I did flush my system, thank you very much. In fact I have flushed my system several times over the years. As I told Steve earlier tonight, after this summer's A/C season is over I plan to do it again as a preventative measure. The lower probability I will ever need to mess with my orifice tube, the better. $13 of freon (and a little paint thinner) is cheap insurance.
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> Bill Robertson
> #5939
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> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
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>> You like to pat yourself on the back.. Is the problem you would like more recognition?  Seriously..  What are you trying to prove?
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>> But anyway-
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>> This was an issue back when the options were either mineral oil (for R12) or PAG oil (for r134a).  The problem was when the new PAG oil mixed with the old mineral oil and residual R12.  It would cause LONG TERM problems with the cooling system (months, or even years later).
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>> Modern "conversion kits" use ester oil, which is compatible with both R12 and R134.
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>> So, while at one time it was required to flush the system it is not as important when using the Ester oil.  It is still good practice to replace the receiver/dryer (or, accumulator as it is called in the DeLorean parts manual)..  and why not flush out all the old crap in there?!
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