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by Dougflas
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Forgot more than I know
Replies: 36
Views: 11801

Re: Forgot more than I know

Also make sure the fans are turning in the correct direction.
by Dougflas
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Forgot more than I know
Replies: 36
Views: 11801

Re: Forgot more than I know

airflow across condenser
by Dougflas
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Weak Compressors, or bad orifice tube?
Replies: 24
Views: 7815

Re: Weak Compressors, or bad orifice tube?

You can not get an accurate temp using an infared thermometer due to emissary problems. Depending upon the reflectance of the metal the reading will vary. That is the reason why it is suggested to "shoot" an area that is black. If you shoot an area that is shinny, both in and out of the ac...
by Dougflas
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Weak Compressors, or bad orifice tube?
Replies: 24
Views: 7815

Re: Weak Compressors, or bad orifice tube?

bohica2xo wrote:A cold accumulator with 74f discharge air indicates some blend air entry.
I agree 100%. Block off or by-pass the heater core.
by Dougflas
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Forgot more than I know
Replies: 36
Views: 11801

Re: Forgot more than I know

Sometimes to find a leak you have to be inventive. Remove the belt and place a shower cap ( usually the GF or wife's) around the front of the compressor. Came back four of five hours and place your sniffer in there and see if it goes off. Sometimes when you can not find a leak it is the shaft seal. ...
by Dougflas
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2015 Subaru Forester AC Compressor replacement
Replies: 32
Views: 15754

Re: 2015 Subaru Forester AC Compressor replacement

People that keep venting refrigerant into the atmosphere are going to get caught and fined. Refrigerant needs to be recovered not vented.
by Dougflas
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Suggest a AC Pro near me
Replies: 1
Views: 936

Re: Suggest a AC Pro near me

use Goggle and search MACS
by Dougflas
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 97 mustang gt compressor doesn’t come on
Replies: 3
Views: 1789

Re: 97 mustang gt compressor doesn’t come on

You can have 12volts at the compressor and a defective connection. Use a test light at this connection so there is a load. Most voltmeters do not create a load.
by Dougflas
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 68 Vette Cycle Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 2139

Re: 68 Vette Cycle Issues

If my failing memory is correct, the POA has an oil bleed line on it. There is a shrader valve in it that is SPECIAL. Do not use a normal replacement.
by Dougflas
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 68 Vette Cycle Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 2139

Re: 68 Vette Cycle Issues

Early Corvettes were a hard vehicle to keep cool. If I were you, I would keep it original and keep it R12.