[200q20v] A/C Problem(s)
montesawong at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 13 09:51:51 EDT 2001
I've heard that simply re-filling your system with
R134 will work as long as there's enough R12 to
circulate the oil, otherwise compressor damage is
Generally, mixing the 2 refrigerants is frowned upon
by service folks who risk contaminating their supply
if they reclaim your refridgerant.
R134a doesn't mix with the R12 oil so the conversions
usually have you change oils too.
--- Arun Rao <rao at pixar.com> wrote:
> The low-pressure switch is accessible from under the
> hood --
> passenger-side firewall sounds right.
> If there's no leak in the system (unlikely, since
> you have low
> refrigerant), you could probably just fill 'er up
> with R12.
> Retrofitting the car to take R134 was a $800 affair
> when I checked a few
> years ago: all depends on how long you plan to keep
> the car. I did hear
> from some lister recently that they just filled it
> with R134 and it worked.
> Good luck!
> '91 200Q
> '00 S4
> "Hemberger, Chris" wrote:
> > In reviewing the Bentley, the
> > diagram seems to indicate it is located up along
> the passenger-side
> > firewall; is this correct?
> > Recharge with costly
> > R12 or retro-fit w/ R134a? Any BTDTs? As always -
> Thanks in advance.
> > Chris Hemberger
> > 91 200Q Avant
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