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Old 03-12-2004, 11:19 AM
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Lucky you...I spend far more time with my a/c on than with my heater on in the car. I just wish that the truck's a/c worked...and that the house had a/c! I can deal with cold weather just fine; it's heat that I can't stand...
Hmm, maybe you haven't had a 35mph wind gust hit you while it is -5*F outside, or the day the MB wouldn't start it was about 5*F with a 15mph wind. I spent over an hour out there trying to get it to start, all my fingers lost feeling (with jersey gloves on). Same here, but as long as I'm not in a bad traffic jam I don't mind temperatures in or above 90s unless the humidity is brutal. I HATE humidity, it is just so miserable to be in! Other than when I first start the car and the interior is well over 100*s (note to self, count feet of window tint stocked and order more!) I don't use the A/C very much unless the humidity is high.

I have to completely recharge the A/C system in the talon after getting a new drier and all new seals, it worked excellent until last winter which is when it must have failed. What doesn't make sense to me is how it is still airtight (I put a little air in it to test this, months later it was still holding) but yet it leaked out all of the pressurized freon in a couple months. I'm guessing the compressor took a crap as I don't know what else could do this. Very low priority though.

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Old 04-07-2004, 03:17 AM
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Just to wrap the thread up, I ended up getting R-12 from TRS Sales, www.trssales.com. They charged me $26/can plus the shipping cost. I got the EPA 609 certification from IMACA (www.imaca.org), for $15.
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Old 04-07-2004, 10:26 AM
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$26 for a 12oz can? Sounds a bit steep. Here is a current can on eBay for $10 with valve.
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Old 04-07-2004, 10:46 AM
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$26 for a 12oz can? Sounds a bit steep. Here is a current can on eBay for $10 with valve.
looks like one of our fellow members here is the high bidder!!
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Old 04-07-2004, 10:49 AM
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Yes I am. I figure if he already got his, I would try to get some cheap just in case.

I have 4 cans laying around, but it can' t hurt to have some more.
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Old 04-07-2004, 11:08 AM
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Good job on not passing up a good deal plantman.
(It had no bidders on it when I linked it.)
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Old 04-07-2004, 01:28 PM
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where do I get R-12?
MEXICO

I think I have about 10 lbs left in my can. I bought a 20 lb can from Meijer, years ago for $199. I though it was outragous then!
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jivadent,

With all due respect, what kind of A/C guy are you consulting that doesn't have an electronic sniffer? You need a better A/C guy.

My A/C guy only does it part time now, has a Snap-On sniffer he bought over the internet for $50.

Not having a sniffer is a sign of a non-professional A/C tech. I'm not saying he can't do the job, but its a sign. Be wary, get educated.....this isn't an issue of getting ripped off, its an issue of avoiding $$$ down the road.

Good luck.

(Hearing too many horror stories of gas station (Pep Boys, Sears etal.) A/C jobs going bad).

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