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Old 08-13-2002, 04:50 PM
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If you top it off, and it continues to cool and operate normally, then I'm sure the leak is VERY small, so I guess I would weigh the cost of finding and fixing the leak vs. the cost of topping off the R12 and compressor oil periodically. The leak WILL grow over's just a matter of how quickly.

There is also this issue: It is "technically" illegal to add R12 to a system that is known to have a leak. Most shops would not do it for you. I think the whole R12 thing is bulls**t anyway, but just in case you weren't aware....

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