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>Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 02:58:32 -0500 (CDT)
>From: enzeder@ix.netcom.com
>Subject: Re: 4K A/C charge
>IMHO I think you'll want to recharge the system, and it's not that
>expensive.  All you'll need to convert from (stock) R-12 refrigerant to
>R-134a are the
>adapter fittings for the high and low pressure connectors.  I know my 4ks
>has the necessary barrier hoses so I assume yours does.  It's easy to
>look at where the hose is crimped and if you see longitudinal crimps as
>well as circumfrential crimps, you're set.  I know the Audi A/C isn't
>great to
>start with, but R-12 is being taxed out of existence, which is why I feel
>R-134a is the way to go.


Is AC refrigerant conversion really as simple as you imply? Doesn't a
proper conversion from R-12 to R-134a require replacing (renewing?)
compressor seals with R-134a compatible ones and adding appropriate