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Old 06-10-2001, 01:16 PM
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I'm running good old R-12. I keep an A/C thermometer in my center vents and typically at quitting time the interior of the car is 110-125 dF, ambient temp is 90+ dF. In less than 3 miles, in town traffic, I'm showing 40 dF at the center vent.

While the temp is 40 dF at the center vent, due to the high interior temp I don't "feel" cooling until I hit the open road. Once I get up to speed, the interior cools off quickly. Seems most of the heat is radiating from the dark brown MB Tex. By the time I get to the house the steering wheel is almost too cold to hold on to.

I'll stick with R-12.
Mike Tangas
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