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Old 08-13-2002, 01:07 AM
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Euro AC help

The Ac on my 86 Euro 500SE has been slowly loosing it's cooling power.When I take it to a shop I want to be armed with some info. Any guess as to what refridgerant was used in this model and any other info would help, I looked in search.This will be the first time I have taken a car to a shop for anything but automatic tranny rebuild and front end alignment in thirty years.......
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Old 08-13-2002, 01:51 AM
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There should be a spec label on the radiator support with the info. I'm thinking that since it is an '86 it should be R-12 unless it has been converted. If converted there should be a label denoting such conversion, plus the fittings will be different (however, some home done conversions are missing the label).

Hopefully someone well versed in the Euro's will step in.
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Old 08-13-2002, 06:36 AM
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Mike is right, but if it is converted there is not always a label. If it simply has 1/4" inverted flare connections, it is most likely still R12. If it is 134, it will have quick disconnect looking connnection adapters.

An a/c shop will have a refrigerant identification instrument that they use before recovering refrigerant. This ensures that they do not contaminate their recovered R12 with alternative refrigerants.

There are many people using all sorts of off the wall "alternative" refrigerants. These things are blends of 12 and 134, propane, butane, and who knows what. It would be worthwhile to find a good a/c shop and have them test it and fix it for you.

There are many independent shops that are very good auto a/c shops. If it has not been converted, I would recommend that you stay with R12. It will cool better and the price is now coming down since many cars old enough for R12 are being taken off the road.

Good luck,
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