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Old 04-30-2003, 03:10 PM
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260E A/C question

Hello everyone!! I finally decided to try and have my A/C fixed (which hasn't been operational since I bough the car). The local shop told me that it still uses the old R12 gas and that it needs to be converted to R134 first ($600) before they can even troubleshoot the problem. Why is this change so expensive? What usually fails on early w124's A/C wise? Can't they fix the problem by injecting the dye into the system and locating the leak and fix it and fill it with R12?

I am so confused.
1984 MB 300D Turbo Diesel W123 Sedan 132K
1987 MB 300D Turbo W124 Sedan 295K
1983 Porsche 944 104K
1989 Audi 80 Quattro 180K
2002 Audi A6 3.0 Quattro Avant 49K (Wife's car with warranty )

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