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Old 08-22-2000, 08:49 PM
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i have had so many problems with my a/c in the past few years i am thinking about changing it to the new kind. how much does it cost and would i have to change compressers.

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Old 08-22-2000, 10:43 PM
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In a nutshell: ALOT

{ if you want to skip the diatribe, go to the last sentence}

My reasons for saying this:

1. Since you are having "problems" you most likely have a leak somewhere (I think I read on a past post that you do) If you need a new evaporator, they are not cheap.
2. The new refrigerant runs at higher pressures increasing you chances of A. developing a leak, and B. wearing out your compressor prematurely. (fortunately you have an R4 comp. which is not so outrageaous as other types)
3 Unless you go to a professional with a concience, you could end up with an abortion of a conversion like I did on my deville...three months after "conversion" the compressor gave out, costing me $800. (PS I did not own the car at time of conversion!! [don't want anyone giving me a line of sh## for not going to a pro ])

On the one hand your compressor will be cheaper than mine, but on the other hand other parts will most likely be more...and then you have to see about where your leak is.

In short, go to a reputable A/C place with experience in MB's and have them do a thorough check of the system, (using dye, not the sniffer) and see what they say...then get back to us here, with what they've told you.

-Larry

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Old 08-23-2000, 07:31 AM
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i have gone to many places and they have not been able to find the leak but aroung the freeon fill there i always alot of blue stuff built up.

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1985 euro 500sel 223k
1986 420sel 86k soon 2 be
1981 300sd 278k sold
1979 240d 298k sold
1983 300sd 272k sold
1989 chrysler 2.2l Turbo
Leabaron 140k
1989 Dodge Carvan Se 295k
1994 S500
(hopefully someday)
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Old 08-23-2000, 10:57 AM
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I was told that a lot leaks come from the expansion valves behind the dashes on the 126, am I correct? A lot of ave. techs miss this?

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Old 08-23-2000, 11:41 AM
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I recently had my system converted on my W126. The manifold blew out. I had a new compressor, rebuilt manifold, pressure switches and all the other necessary goodies put in at the cost of $1,800. It doesn't cool like it used to at idle.
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