[s-cars] AC low side recharge adapter

Pasqualoni, James E james.pasqualoni at gs.com
Fri Aug 17 09:54:10 EDT 2007

Jerry-I bought one off of ebay for about $8 two weeks ago.  Had a cheap
pressure gauge in-line too.


-----Original Message-----
From: s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com
[mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Jerry Scott
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2007 9:50 AM
To: s-car-list
Subject: Re: [s-cars] AC low side recharge adapter

Identifying which system we have is not the problem.  Most of us know
what we have.  We are looking for adapters for the R12 low side port.

Stott Hare wrote:

>Fitting sizes on the quick disconnects are different between R12 and 
>R134, as far as servicing equipment goes, but adapters can be had and 
>are not car specific.  The thread size on the car likely remained 
>unchanged.  Note that not all S4's are R12.  R12 was phased out in the 
>93 iirc.  1992 S4s should be R12.  The condenser is a dead give away 
>(aside from reading the sticker on the hood).  R12 isn't square, the 
>top is taller in the middle than on the side, often described as 
>looking like a mountain.  The R134 ones are squared off and flimsy
>Stott Hare
>95 S6A
>-----Original Message-----
>From: s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com
>[mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Jerry Scott
>Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2007 9:29 PM
>To: s-car-list
>Subject: Re: [s-cars] AC low side recharge adapter
>Most of us on this site were looking for a way to adapt the R12 system 
>cowl port to a small can refill.  Will this adapter work for R12 in the
>92 to 94 cars?
>James C. Mairs wrote:
>>Excellent information and great find!!  I just placed the order.
>>Thanks for performing a better search than I could figure out!  Much 
>>appreciated... *stares with an evil eye at the 91deg read out on his 
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: Tom Green [mailto:trgreen at comcast.net]
>>>Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2007 7:35 PM
>>>To: s-car-list
>>>Cc: Aaron Ryba; DGraber460 at aol.com; Steve Young; Robert Myers; chris 
>>>chambers; kentmclean at comcast.net; James C. Mairs; Jerry Scott; 
>>>calvin at earthlink.net; pkrasusky at ups.com; Dave Forgie
>>>Subject: Re:[s-cars] AC low side recharge adapter
>>>I have broken the code on a/c charging through the low pressure 
>>>switch port.  This has been a sore point with lots of listers for a 
>>>long time.  So I decided that I must  "carry a message to Garcia".
>>>I didn't have the problems Major Rowan encountered in carrying the 
>>>President's message to General Garcia.  It was as simple as reading 
>>>Paul Waterloo's A8 posts on the correct way and poor man's way to 
>>>recharge the a/c system.  Please read both the posts, as they contain

>>>essential information for recharging the a/c system both by the 
>>>correct factory method and the shortcut.
>>>I am not here to encourage you to
>>>recharge your system by either method.  Unless you are confident in 
>>>your ability and knowledge, take it to a professional.  Otherwise, 
>>>use at your own risk.
>>>There are follow on posts that show where Paul Waterloo sourced his 
>>>I got mine at Midway Auto Supply.  It is a FJC Air Conditioning 
>>>Products R134a Tank Adapter --Part# 6016.
>>>I don't think a group buy can save over $2 unless there are a lot 
>>>more interested than I know of.
>>>And, yes it works.  It is a quick disconnect fitting, so if you are 
>>>using old screw-on fittings for your refrigerant can or manifold, you

>>>will have to get adapters or a new hose set.  I encourage all to use 
>>>a gage set, but otherwise you are on your own.
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