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Old 06-17-2017, 12:01 AM
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Curious if it works as advertised- which is hook it up and fill and done....?






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It worked on my 94 Camaro.
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Don't put that **** in your AC.

If your AC needs a "charge." It has a leak somewhere. This is a band aid. And will make future servicing of the system a headache and more expensive when the leak eventually returns.
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Don't put that **** in your AC.

If your AC needs a "charge." It has a leak somewhere. This is a band aid. And will make future servicing of the system a headache and more expensive when the leak eventually returns.
For the most part I agree. But if it works for 6 months or until you have money to get it fixed why not? Or if your trading in the car...

Yes, I've used it. It works.
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I buy mine off ebay by the case so I have it for family and friends comes out to about 4 bucks a can. I find that most the time it is the fill valve leaking. Just pull off the cap and finger a bit of spit in it and look for bubbles. It is a very easy fix to remove the valve core and replace with out losing freon.

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I buy mine off ebay by the case so I have it for family and friends comes out to about 4 bucks a can. I find that most the time it is the fill valve leaking. Just pull off the cap and finger a bit of spit in it and look for bubbles. It is a very easy fix to remove the valve and replace with out losing freon.
Nope. No way you are buying that 40 dollar can for 4 bucks.
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Nope. No way you are buying that 40 dollar can for 4 bucks.
Sorry if you misunderstood. I buy the freon off ebay by the case. It is the regular size 12 oz can without the hose. And no way I would pay 40 bucks for that 20 oz Wally world sells it for 24 buck still way to high.


https://www.walmart.com/ip/A-C-Pro-2...&wl13=&veh=sem
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Originally Posted by TGO View Post
Don't put that **** in your AC.

If your AC needs a "charge." It has a leak somewhere. This is a band aid. And will make future servicing of the system a headache and more expensive when the leak eventually returns.


You bet, a system loosing a few Ozs. of Freon in 6-8 years is a catastrophe.
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I bought a 30 lb. tank of R134a a few years back for under $120 when doing a repair. I think you can still find it for close to this price.
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Been using R-290 for years now.
Ever since 134a went to 40 bucks a can. (some need 3 of them).
Walmart sells R-290 as those little green camp propane bottles for
$3.00 a can.
Only takes one.
At the turn of the century, (the century before last.........)
This was the original refrigerant. But the soon decided it was better
used as a motor fuel.
That little bottle get's air temp down to -22 at the vent.
Can't hold your hand there for long............
And at 3 bucks a bottle, it can leak out all it wants............
Still used in many applications around the world.
people complane that it's flamable, but so is 134a. Remember that debate when it was mandated in calif?
Screw calif.
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Originally Posted by jim2527 View Post
For the most part I agree. But if it works for 6 months or until you have money to get it fixed why not? Or if your trading in the car...

Yes, I've used it. It works.
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You bet, a system loosing a few Ozs. of Freon in 6-8 years is a catastrophe.


The point you guys are missing is what sealers can do to the internal workings of your AC system.

It can clog your evap core.

It can clog your orifice tube.

It reduces the dryers ability to remove moisture from the system.

That's not even getting in to how cheap and inaccurate that gauge on the can is. And the problems that can come from overfilling your system as well.

ALL of these things will add up to a lot more than what it would have cost to have the leak pinpointed, fixed and have the system properly evacuated and refilled. But hey it will work for a few months right?

If you and Billy Bob wanna take the cheap route thinking you're helping yourself out...you'd be better off just adding straight refrigerant every few weeks and let it continue to leak out slowly.

If your system has depressurized then I'd fix it properly because you definitely have moisture in there which - yes - will be catastrophic.

As far as trading the car and dumping it on someone else...that's your decision.



You guys use fix a flat too?

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Thanks for the replies-

I had not thought about the "gunk up your equipment" aspect.

If the car was a beater, probably would use it.

But I have an low mile Supercharged 04 F150 that I have had from new, and plan on keeping a long while.

AC blows cool cold, but not ice cold. I have never had it serviced. So 13 years, original freon.

My C6Z06 will freeze you out on the hottest of hot days- so I have that for comparison to the truck.
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Run some dye through the system and see where it's leaking.

If it's the compressor seals I would recommend having yours rebuilt than buying one from a mechanic. If you can't go without the AC for that long then I would buy an OEM cheap from a wrecker and then have it rebuilt by a reputable company while you drive around with yours.

If it's just a leaky line you're in luck.
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Originally Posted by dstiger View Post
Thanks for the replies-

I had not thought about the "gunk up your equipment" aspect.

If the car was a beater, probably would use it.

But I have an low mile Supercharged 04 F150 that I have had from new, and plan on keeping a long while.

AC blows cool cold, but not ice cold. I have never had it serviced. So 13 years, original freon.

My C6Z06 will freeze you out on the hottest of hot days- so I have that for comparison to the truck.
I would only add freon only if needed is it on recycle? Your cab is bigger in your truck.
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Another vote for adding UV dye to the system. Get a blacklight flashlight and see what you can see.
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Originally Posted by TGO View Post
Don't put that **** in your AC.

If your AC needs a "charge." It has a leak somewhere. This is a band aid. And will make future servicing of the system a headache and more expensive when the leak eventually returns.
And how is it ****? It's 134a just like anything else. Now what are you saying there are different grades of 134a and some are better than others? lol You don't have to get it with the sealer.

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I charged my '98 with it in 2013. Still works.
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Originally Posted by RAMMAN View Post
I bought a 30 lb. tank of R134a a few years back for under $120 when doing a repair. I think you can still find it for close to this price.
Originally Posted by ramair_bryan View Post
Been using R-290 for years now.
Ever since 134a went to 40 bucks a can. (some need 3 of them).
Walmart sells R-290 as those little green camp propane bottles for
$3.00 a can.
Only takes one.
At the turn of the century, (the century before last.........)
This was the original refrigerant. But the soon decided it was better
used as a motor fuel.
That little bottle get's air temp down to -22 at the vent.
Can't hold your hand there for long............
And at 3 bucks a bottle, it can leak out all it wants............
Still used in many applications around the world.
people complane that it's flamable, but so is 134a. Remember that debate when it was mandated in calif?
Screw calif.
$40 bucks a can? They are $8.99 in Auto Zone.
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I was referring to just adding refrigerant on a very slow leak, not a "stop leak crap".
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Originally Posted by dstiger View Post
Thanks for the replies-

I had not thought about the "gunk up your equipment" aspect.

If the car was a beater, probably would use it.

But I have an low mile Supercharged 04 F150 that I have had from new, and plan on keeping a long while.

AC blows cool cold, but not ice cold. I have never had it serviced. So 13 years, original freon.

My C6Z06 will freeze you out on the hottest of hot days- so I have that for comparison to the truck.
A/C Fact: The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) designed the A/C fittings that are on your vehicle. These fittings have a SAE acceptable leakage rate of 1/4 ounce of refrigerant per year per fitting. That does not sound like a lot, but the average vehicle has 8 fittings. This means that you are losing 2 ounces of refrigerant per year. It is recommended that you service your air conditioning every 2 years. This will ensure that your compressor is never “starving” for oil. The older vehicles used to have systems that held upwards of 36 ounces of refrigerant. Today’s vehicles have much smaller systems that require as little as 15 ounces of refrigerant. The need to service your air conditioning has become much more important with these reduced capacities or system damage will occur. I honestly don't think it looses this much but some seepage over time does happen.

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