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by Cusser
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: What to replace after opening the system
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: What to replace after opening the system

I would do same as JohnHere posted.
by Cusser
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Procedures, Tips and FAQ.
Topic: Depressurising a/c - no high pressure side valve?
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Depressurising a/c - no high pressure side valve?

JohnHere wrote:You could recover the charge through the low side only


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by Cusser
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: AC restoration questions, '93 Mazda RX7
Replies: 33
Views: 4755

Re: AC restoration questions, '93 Mazda RX7

Sounds like your gauge set holds vacuum.
by Cusser
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Cooling issues over time
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: Cooling issues over time

bazzy - you stated that the compressor drive plate stops turning after a while. I suggest to concentrate on THAT.
by Cusser
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Cooling issues over time
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: Cooling issues over time

I have noticed when this does happen the compressor does appear to have stopped so perhaps i could try that with the indicator light even if it is just a temporary addition to see what is going on. Yes, would be of GREAT value to know if the AC clutch is getting voltage when the drive plate (center...
by Cusser
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Cooling issues over time
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: Cooling issues over time

I doubt refrigerant level would cause cycling between hot and cold unless the level was so low that it stopped the compressor engagement due to low pressures. Make sure the fan clutch or electric fans in the engine compartment are all working properly, especially if cooling is better on the highway ...
by Cusser
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Cooling issues over time
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: Cooling issues over time

Similar symptoms to my 1998 Frontier AC about 1.5 years ago. I had soldered on a wire to the compressor wire on mine, which I routed to a blue indicator light on the dashboard. So I noticed that when my cooling stopped that the compressor was still getting positive voltage. So when the air went warm...
by Cusser
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 1961 cadillac conversion
Replies: 64
Views: 17647

Re: 1961 cadillac conversion

Another reason for manufacturing to be in China is that their environmental rules are more lax...
by Cusser
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Expansion valve
Replies: 10
Views: 1207

Re: Expansion valve

Daniel wrote:How to remove an expansion valve on a 2008 BMW 328i

Al9 wrote:Trying to source a brand new one for such an old vehicle will likely yield poorly assembled, and who knows what's inside the power head , Chinese garbage.

Wow - all 6 of my vehicles are 2005 or older !!!!
by Cusser
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Expansion valve
Replies: 10
Views: 1207

Re: Expansion valve

Step 1. Disconnect negative battery terminal

Step 2. Recover refrigerant

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