how many 12oz cans of 134a refrigerant should be added to a a/c that needs recharged after sitting for a little over a year. was recently converted over from old unit not long before it sat. no known leaks worked and blew really cold before it sat think it just needs recharging how many cans would u recommend? (its actually a 1989 camero with 2.8 V6)
Chevrolet Q&AAsk Your Question
1990 Chevrolet Camaro Question: a/c question
Answer #1G. T. Service Center (4244 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236ProfessorG March 21, 2014, 23:36Master
How much is still in the system.
Replysunny fl problem, March 22, 2014, 01:01Rookie
I don't know it just blows regular temp. air not cool at all so I thinks its empty
ReplyProfessorG, March 22, 2014, 09:28Master
Wow, fool proof; That's a big crock. A retrofitted r-12 system should only be charged 80% of the total charge the r-12 system calls for, and a single gauge on those cans are not fool proof. The only way to do it right, with the ambient temp below 80deg is to remove the existing Freon, and refill with the proper amount, and you need both gauges to see if it is working properly with the head pressure.
Answer #2techpaddle March 22, 2014, 01:46Technician
If you are doing this as a DIY project, buy the kit with the pressure gauge on the hose. Fill the system until the gauge reads full. It's pretty well fool proof. The only way to know where an A/C system is in the way of charge, is with gauges.
Replysunny fl problem, March 22, 2014, 02:54Rookie
ok cool thank u
ziptie12 March 22, 2014, 19:33Master
what about evacuating and vacuuming down the system , or did I miss something?
ReplyProfessorG, March 22, 2014, 19:44Master
Kids now days