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by Cusser
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Why hasn't R1234YF dropped in price much in the last few years?
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Why hasn't R1234YF dropped in price much in the last few years?

Honeywell has a monopoly Automotive refrigerants that leak out of A/C systems contribute very little to the overall global warming problem, only about 0.14% according to scientific estimates. Even so, when you multiply the millions of vehicles that are AC-equipped times even a small amount of refrig...
by Cusser
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: A/C blowing hot air
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: A/C blowing hot air

1. There are aerosol cans of AC flush available at parts stores, then use your compressor to blow off any remaining solvents. I think one of the sponsors of this site sells kits fro professional mechanics. 2. I don't know specifically about your vehicle, but bad actuators could cause air to get defl...
by Cusser
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 06 Jag schrader valve replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 754

Re: 06 Jag schrader valve replacement

To me, it's just so weird that low-volume vehicle manufacturer Jaguar would use such a specialty schraeder valve in the first place !!!
by Cusser
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2015 BMW X5 7SBU17C compressor clutch gap
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: 2015 BMW X5 7SBU17C compressor clutch gap

Go to a higher-end bike shop. Ask to see some brake shims. ACE Hardware also. .... there are several ACE Hardwares. What exactly would I be looking for there? Brake shims as well? Just look through all the little drawers, stuff sometimes has "interesting" names. Did you actually test your...
by Cusser
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: AC restoration questions, '93 Mazda RX7
Replies: 36
Views: 10184

Re: AC restoration questions, '93 Mazda RX7

Time to get a new compressor !!! Check with ackits.com, the sire sponsor.
by Cusser
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: A/C controls
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: A/C controls

I would think that there are modern controls that could work. Some modern systems work by pressures, some might work using electronics. I believe most systems once "on" have the driver "add heat" to make the temperature comfortable. Systems like in my '88 Mazda truck and '98 and ...
by Cusser
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Pulley Replacement 2012 Ram 1500 - Can't find any reasonable $$ parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

Re: Pulley Replacement 2012 Ram 1500 - Can't find any reasonable $$ parts

I was able to pull off the AC clutch off my Sanden compressor (1988 Mazda truck) without disconnecting/removing the compressor itself. Even practicing on a used compressor and borrowing AC puller tools from Autozone, I had to "engineer" some of my own pullers. Apparently I cannot attach a ...
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: 1190

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: 2756

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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