View Single Post
Old 08-13-2002, 04:06 PM
mikemover's Avatar
mikemover mikemover is offline
All-seeing, all-knowing.
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 5,514
I think you're on the right track...the cycling is the result of the compressor protecting itself...If there's not enough R12, it turns itself off to prevent overheating of the compressor,and/or pumping air/moisture/other crap through the system.

A leak will only get larger over time, so I'd have it sniffed out and repaired ASAP.

1979 300 SD
350,000 miles
1982 300D-gone---sold to a buddy
1985 300TD
270,000 miles
1994 E320
not my favorite, but the wife wanted it
Reply With Quote