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Re: AC Condenser Repair: 90-90Q20v

On Tue, 8 Jul 1997 Paul_Royal@idx.com wrote:

> understand what kind of rare metallurgical marvel the condenser is made of
> at over $700 (will it hurt Superman, or is it just Platinum?).
>      I searched the archives and found that a few folks have had their
> condenser welded by a radiator shop or the like.  Is removing the condenser
> difficult?  How did the repair hold up?  Would you do it again?
>      My mechanic is recommending I go over to the R-134...conversion kit is
> $75.  Has anyone else done the conversion?  If so, did you lose much

Dear Bitter bastard.  :)

I was in the same boat a few years ago and there is some very good news 
for you. Taking the condenser out is a 20 minute job, its really easy. 
Once you get it out, bring it to your local rad repair shop. I did, about 
3 years ago or so and its been PERFECT ever since. Never even needed a 
recharge over the years.
Second...the switch to R134 is nothing short of miraculous. For the local 
shop to repair 4 o-rings, do the conversion and fill it up was under 
$200. It hasnt lost any efficiency either, its pretty darn cold...
So for a grand total of $230 I was up and running again.


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