AC conversion.

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  1. russellgaspard

    russellgaspard Member

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    I am looking to convert my r12 system to an r134A system and to be honest I have no clue where to start. Should I buy all new or is there a way to take the system I have and somehow make it work with R134? Could someone help me with what parts ill need?

    Or if I can find something to replace the R12 that will work with my system. I'm having a difficult time finding r12 so thats why I want to swap.
     
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    I just updated everything under the hood and let it...:cool:.
     
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    The current direct drop in replacement for R12 is RS24 also known as R426A.... check with your local shops to see if any have it. If not, you can purchase a 30lb cylinder as it is environmentally friendly.

    It is a direct drop in replacement meaning you do not have to change anything, not even the lubrication.
     
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    Craig Selvey Indiana State Rep - MCCI Supporting Member

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    I would recommend at a minimum changing the evaporator valve, rebuilding/replacing the dryer and replacing all the seals.....then charge up with R134. You may also want to consider replacing the compressor with a Sanden compressor. I have done this to two of my cars.
     

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