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Old 05-08-2003, 01:38 PM
jackmac jackmac is offline
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Bottomline with any older Benz is the a/c is mediocre, so you have to keep it up if you live in a warm climate. I have had my 85 380se evacuated and charged once in the last three years and it still doesn't blow ice cold. The first guy I took it to said it leaked and wanted $400 minimum to repair. Second guy, who I trust a lot more said it didn't leak and evacuated and charged it for $120. It's still not ice cold. Luckily, there is an a/c shop in NYC all the taxis use that does the test for free and will do the charge on spec. If the system doesn't hold the charge and blow ice cold, it's free. Wish I knew that last year. When it comes to the remaining r-12, you're at their mercy for the price they charge.
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