R12 freon fill up - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion

Notices
C4 General Discussion General C4 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech

R12 freon fill up

Reply

 
 
 
Old 07-20-2018, 11:44 AM
  #1  
mickey5
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
mickey5's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2011
Location: on Barnegat Bay Joisey
Posts: 1,481
Thanked 68 Times in 67 Posts
Default R12 freon fill up

Has anyone determined if the R12 for sale on ebay is the "real deal"? There appears to be many different sellers of the small 1lb cans, some looking dirty, rusted and old stock. Many ask you to sign a statement about using a licensed professional for installation or resale.

Any comments appreciated.
mickey5 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2018, 01:05 PM
  #2  
Need A Vette
CF Senior Member
 
Need A Vette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2015
Location: Cumming Georgia
Posts: 211
Thanked 28 Times in 27 Posts
Default

It may be coming out of Mexico, or another country in Central or South America, it's still readily available there, just not here.

D.
Need A Vette is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2018, 03:37 PM
  #3  
rblakeney
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Apr 2017
Location: Katy Texas
Posts: 141
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

I purchased a can plus some sealer a year ago and it showed up as expected. I'm going to purchase another can or so to have on hand.
rblakeney is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2018, 10:25 PM
  #4  
pcolt94
CF Senior Member
 
pcolt94's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2006
Location: Orlando FL
Posts: 5,260
Thanks: 0
Thanked 111 Times in 95 Posts
Default

I must have bought about a dozen cans of R12 over the years with several buys. They are rusted and look old because they are and have been sitting for possibly 10 or 20 years. Just make sure they are R12 and not equivalent R12 or any phrase or such. I only had 1 half full can due to leakage and got a partial refund.

I am A/C certified but most donít even ask for your card.
Just look at the can and words in the ad and know what you're buying.
pcolt94 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2018, 11:58 PM
  #5  
Patsgarage
CF Senior Member
 
Patsgarage's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2012
Location: Outside the Quick Stop N.J.
Posts: 7,359
Thanked 273 Times in 258 Posts
Default

Just have your son find yours in the garage.
Patsgarage is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2018, 12:41 AM
  #6  
Ziggy*
CF Senior Member
 
Ziggy*'s Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2014
Location: Proctor WV
Posts: 276
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default R12

Sealed top on 30lb tank. there are there. Going to pay through the nose. but last your lifetime( with no leaks) I do not trust the propane stuff.They sell stuff they suck out of old cars.Don't do it

Last edited by Ziggy*; 07-21-2018 at 12:49 AM. Reason: Edit
Ziggy* is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2018, 09:24 AM
  #7  
mickey5
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
mickey5's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2011
Location: on Barnegat Bay Joisey
Posts: 1,481
Thanked 68 Times in 67 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Patsgarage View Post
Just have your son find yours in the garage.
Haven't seen him since I put the '90 away last November. Ever since I passed on the '74 stick roadster to him, he's too busy to come down.
mickey5 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2018, 10:24 AM
  #8  
scotth48
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Apr 2009
Location: Charlotte Michigan
Posts: 1,042
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
Default

I bought several cans of R12 several years ago but decided to convert it over. I recall having to sign a waiver so seller would be protected from the government and those environmentalist that think the ozone layer has a hole in it. Now I have cans rusting away in the garage!
scotth48 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2018, 06:43 PM
  #9  
Patsgarage
CF Senior Member
 
Patsgarage's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2012
Location: Outside the Quick Stop N.J.
Posts: 7,359
Thanked 273 Times in 258 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by mickey5 View Post
Haven't seen him since I put the '90 away last November. Ever since I passed on the '74 stick roadster to him, he's too busy to come down.
If you are ever up by Sandy Hook let me know, I still have some.
Patsgarage is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2018, 08:25 AM
  #10  
mickey5
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
mickey5's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2011
Location: on Barnegat Bay Joisey
Posts: 1,481
Thanked 68 Times in 67 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Patsgarage View Post
If you are ever up by Sandy Hook let me know, I still have some.
Thanks, appreciate the thought.
mickey5 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2018, 09:44 AM
  #11  
rappini
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Jun 2011
Posts: 122
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default R-12 Freon.

Originally Posted by pcolt94 View Post
I must have bought about a dozen cans of R12 over the years with several buys. They are rusted and look old because they are and have been sitting for possibly 10 or 20 years. Just make sure they are R12 and not equivalent R12 or any phrase or such. I only had 1 half full can due to leakage and got a partial refund.

I am A/C certified but most donít even ask for your card.
Just look at the can and words in the ad and know what you're buying.
I have some R-12 with the hose and clamp but no gages, if I follow directions and wear eye protection will I run into any issues that you can think of other than having a professional do it?

rappini is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2018, 11:04 AM
  #12  
rblakeney
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Apr 2017
Location: Katy Texas
Posts: 141
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by rappini View Post
I have some R-12 with the hose and clamp but no gages, if I follow directions and wear eye protection will I run into any issues that you can think of other than having a professional do it?
There used to be a "sight glass" on most dryer/accumulators, but I am not sure on our Vettes. You could use this to fill the system and wait for most, if not all, the bubbles to go away. I would load the system just to the point that most of the bubbles were gone and then stop. Without the glass window, you could start the process, monitor the discharge temp from the interior vents and then stop at one can. I am no AC professional, but it has been my experience that when the system stops blowing cold or stops cycling, you are at least one can down.

Just experienced this on my 89 and after one small can of sealer/lube and one normal can of R12, I have been a cool camper for two summers. GM's AC systems have always been purdy good to me.

rblakeney is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 06:36 AM
  #13  
Eljay
CF Senior Member
 
Eljay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2013
Location: Hunterdon Cty NJ
Posts: 625
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by rappini View Post
I have some R-12 with the hose and clamp but no gages, if I follow directions and wear eye protection will I run into any issues that you can think of other than having a professional do it?
Is the system empty? Did you have the system open to change parts? In either of these cases you need to run a vacuum pump on the system evacuate the air out of the system and or find the leak. If it is still charged but just low you can just add R12 untill the compressor runs steady. Sometimes it helps to jump the low pressure switch to run the compressor while adding some refrigerant.
Eljay is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: R12 freon fill up


Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: