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MarkYuma 05-07-2013 02:36 PM

R12 R134A Conversion
 
OK... My 91 PT still uses R12 in the dash air and I can no longer get it (even in Mexico). I looked around the Forum and have not seen anything on the cost and other issues assocated with a conversion to R134A. If I missed it it pleas re-direct me, I know some of you have had this done....

CEE 05-07-2013 02:46 PM

Try Freeze 12 It's a dropin for R12:)

Amazon or EBay

MarkYuma 05-07-2013 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CEE (Post 205839)
Try Freeze 12 It's a dropin for R12:)

Amazon or EBay


A quick check on Freeze 12 .... one issue is on some systems it needs to go in as a gas and others require it to be added as a liquid after an evacuation.
How do you tell what is needed for a system like mine?

George Roberts 05-07-2013 03:06 PM

It doesn't look too hard here. I would think most Auto parts places would sell a kit, but I don't know for sure.

http://autoacrepairs.com/134aConversion.htm

George Roberts 05-07-2013 03:14 PM

Retrofit kits
http://m.napaonline.com/parts/PartsL...a%2Fc+retrofit

They even have R12 it appears. I would bet it cost a pretty penny though.
http://m.napaonline.com/parts/PartsL...2+refridgerant

curtsprenger 05-07-2013 03:24 PM

$60.00 for a 12oz can. Ouch.

MarkYuma 05-07-2013 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by curtsprenger (Post 205849)
$60.00 for a 12oz can. Ouch.

I would bet I need a little more than that....:eek:

KCSS 05-07-2013 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarkYuma (Post 205850)
I would bet I need a little more than that....:eek:

I got extremely lucky last year. A fellow in our car club was selling his deceased father's A/C stuff. It included gauges, hoses, all kinds of adapters, 2 (16 oz.) & 17 (12 oz.) cans of R12. Everything for $150. I was all over it like stink on dung. :p
Both my Bird and Zimmer use R12 :):)

nbedinger 05-07-2013 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarkYuma (Post 205838)
OK... My 91 PT still uses R12 in the dash air and I can no longer get it (even in Mexico).

Hi Mark--

They way I've heard it, manufacture of R12 in the US is no longer legal, but servicing it is, for a certified tech or shop. Cost of service probably follows the cost of conversion with new A/C, might not be economically sensible for you.

The Camping World in Tucson might know of a place that still does it, if Arizona doesn't have their own stricter policy about R12.

Just an idea, don't get your hopes up :o

--Ned

CEE 05-07-2013 04:59 PM

R134 has always ISSUES when replacing R12. Fittings change and system clean

Anyone here use Freeze 12 besides me? For me I just put it. :)

I always put in a little can of Freeze 12 lube too.

At swapmeets here I see R12. A dealer friend told me it's hard to sellfor stupid money cause folks use Freeze 12


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