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Old 04-22-2010, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by piccolovic View Post
...and 6 yrs later when the alternator bracket broke from the pressure of the 134A conversion...
Now there is an interesting analysis!!!

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Old 04-22-2010, 01:53 PM
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Interesting Analysis

Originally Posted by tangofox007 View Post
Now there is an interesting analysis!!!
Not really, when you consider that everything runs off one serpentine belt. It not only happened once, but twice. It was tested, as I suspected the compressor on that belt. And yes, the compressor was under a lot more pressure to work with the 134A, than Freeze 12 or R-12. So . . . no, am not smoking anything funny. The second one was about to snap when I brought it in for the valve job/clutch replacement. They had to weld it up to withstand the pull on it from the compressor . . . they tested it, and sure enough . . . but as with many shops, they were never a fan of the conversions.

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Old 04-22-2010, 06:48 PM
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Personally, i take it mine to a working class neighborhood indy shop. Since those of us who don't have a hundred grand to throw down for a new benz every year keep the old ones a long time. They've gotten it right every time. Took it to a new place today (!!) we'll see how they did when i get it back tomorrow.
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