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by Cusser
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2001 Olds Aurora blow warmer air on driver's side
Replies: 6
Views: 6193

Re: 2001 Olds Aurora blow warmer air on driver's side

Fix is to discharge, recover and weigh to prove loss of refrigerant, then find and fix your leak, then recharge to factory spec and be cool on both sides... EXACTLY the strategy I'm now using on my own 1988 B2200. The mechanic recovered and weighted the refrigerant, showed it was low at least 6 oz....
by Cusser
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Loss of refrigerant likely - 1988 Mazda B2200
Replies: 9
Views: 8694

Re: Loss of refrigerant likely - 1988 Mazda B2200

OK, found my UV light and goggles, put in new batteries (always store stuff with batteries out because of corrosion, happens especially in the southwest heat). I had driven like 15 miles with AC on so I spent 7am to 8:30am this morning looking for leaks from the UV dye, didn't see ANYTHING !!! I che...
by Cusser
Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Loss of refrigerant likely - 1988 Mazda B2200
Replies: 9
Views: 8694

Re: Loss of refrigerant likely - 1988 Mazda B2200

Above-ground pool (mine is 15 feet x 4 feet, real sand filter and real pump) cost me $1100 back in 2000; compare to in-ground pool costing like $60K, but home with a pool only is like $2K additional value. Above ground is simpler and less expensive to maintain as well; many people consider these &qu...
by Cusser
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Loss of refrigerant likely - 1988 Mazda B2200
Replies: 9
Views: 8694

Re: Loss of refrigerant likely - 1988 Mazda B2200

I took the B2200 in to the mechanic today, we'll see. I rode my bicycle home 5 miles (replaced flat tube before I left home), vacuumed my above-ground pool, cut off 3 tree branches using a pruning blade attached to my swimming pool pole. So I'm tired and hot. Think that's why I'm leaning towards let...
by Cusser
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Loss of refrigerant likely - 1988 Mazda B2200
Replies: 9
Views: 8694

Re: Loss of refrigerant likely - 1988 Mazda B2200

Can you clean the evap core? May improve performance with proper air flow. I did clean the evaporator off off somewhat to restore air flow; was OK to take out to dinner at 7pm. but still like 108 °F then, and my garage was 120 °F. I didn't measure the output temperature, think I'll let my mechanic ...
by Cusser
Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Compressor shelf life?
Replies: 3
Views: 17671

Re: Compressor shelf life?

I don't see any reason not to use it.
by Cusser
Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Loss of refrigerant likely - 1988 Mazda B2200
Replies: 9
Views: 8694

Loss of refrigerant likely - 1988 Mazda B2200

I'm in Phoenix, Arizona; I replaced the compressor in my 1988 Mazda B2200 truck almost 2 years ago with a brand-new unit from AMA here, new drier, high pressure line flush, etc. The system is still R-12. I've been spending a fair amount of time this summer up north, so the truck has not been driven ...
by Cusser
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: expansion valve help
Replies: 20
Views: 19802

Re: expansion valve help

so here is a odd question but ....... should you shut your ac off prior to shutting your vehicle off? I have heard through the years you should shut the system off a few min before the vehicle? is it a myth? does it really matter? thanks 1. When you shut off the AC manually, the compressor shuts of...
by Cusser
Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: expansion valve help
Replies: 20
Views: 19802

Re: expansion valve help

Don't add any sealer or any refrigerant that contains sealer, you'll ruin the system forever !!!
by Cusser
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: expansion valve help
Replies: 20
Views: 19802

Re: expansion valve help

Yes, you would need to have your refrigerant recovered first.