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by Cusser
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Dodge A/C Help
Replies: 10
Views: 60

Re: Dodge A/C Help

Would not hurt to check the AC clutch gap.

Had the gap issue on my '98 Frontier last summer, removed one shim to fix.
by Cusser
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 1969 Chevelle SS 396- factory air specs
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: 1969 Chevelle SS 396- factory air specs

Typically, though, refrigerant is measured in ounces of weight while the oil is measured in fluid ounces. Myself: I've always added refrigerant oil by volume as well, using a plastic graduated cylinder. It's graduated in ml, so about 25 to 30ml for an ounce of refrigerant oil. I do have an electron...
by Cusser
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 1969 Chevelle SS 396- factory air specs
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: 1969 Chevelle SS 396- factory air specs

Not a ton of difference between oz. in weight and fluid oz.

1 fluid oz. is like 29.6 ml

1 oz. weight, USA is 28.4 grams, or like 28.4 ml if water.
by Cusser
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: First timer - In a bit deep replacing main components
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: First timer - In a bit deep replacing main components

There is a plastic insert on the small port side that doesn't seem removable, could I spray right through this? (and capture the output with a hose on the big port to a bucket). Could that plastic insert be an orifice tube or some replaceable screen? Ya' got good pictures of that you can upload? An...
by Cusser
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 63 GM Compressor shaft seal removal
Replies: 1
Views: 588

Re: 63 GM Compressor shaft seal removal

balmfort wrote:PS - i have pictures but I cant seem to upload to this site. Messages says every file is too large, even if its only 395Kb?


Upload your photos to free service like Imgur.com, then copy/paste in the link. I'm a computer-idiot, and I can do it.
by Cusser
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Weak Compressors, or bad orifice tube?
Replies: 22
Views: 1718

Re: Weak Compressors, or bad orifice tube?

I seem to read that you bought a new compressor (among other stuff) but then bought another new compressor because you didn't trust the first one?

Were both compressors brand new, and the same part number/brand???
by Cusser
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 1993 Honda Accord weak AC after total rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: 1993 Honda Accord weak AC after total rebuild

Two of my co-workers had early 1980s Accords in Phoenix and their AC was very good, very cold.
by Cusser
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 1993 Honda Accord weak AC after total rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: 1993 Honda Accord weak AC after total rebuild

The compressor clutch engages and disengages normally, no problems there, and pressures on the system look great (40 low, 205 high, 85 degrees ambient). The low side line is extremely cold to the touch (not freezing, but very cold) and the high side is hot. I'm wondering if warm or heated air is ge...
by Cusser
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2015 Subaru Forester AC Compressor replacement
Replies: 32
Views: 7265

Re: 2015 Subaru Forester AC Compressor replacement

And adding refrigerant to meet certain pressures is not the recommended way to get correct refrigerant charge: charging BY WEIGHT is.

Go to a certified independent mechanic.
by Cusser
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: More RV Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Re: More RV Problems

Check for AC clutch slippage when the clutch gets hot.

I adjusted my own AC clutch gap last summer to fix a similar issue, removed a thin shim/spacer.

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