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1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, Coolant Steam coming thru AC dash vent in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by SUPER LAC DEVILLE "what have we told you about STOP-LEAK products " I BOUGHT THE CAN THE ...
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    Re: Coolant Steam coming thru AC dash vent

    Quote Originally Posted by SUPER LAC DEVILLE View Post
    "what have we told you about STOP-LEAK products "

    I BOUGHT THE CAN THE ADVANCE GUY SAID WAS THE RIGHT ONE, IVE HAD IT OVER A YEAR... DIDNT KNOW IT WAS STOP LEAK BC I WAS DUMB ENOUGH NOT TO READ IT BC I TRUSTED THAT THE ADVANCE GUY KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING

    I can say im extremely upset that that's what I tried to jus pump into my AC... I hope that guy is still at that store

    "when the AC is off - the pressure in the system equalizes -
    so BOTH sides will show the same pressure -
    somewhere in the 60 to 90PSI range -
    this is the STATIC PRESSURE - and means NOTHING -
    except there is some freon in the system - "


    I checked it with the engine and ac on like Ranger said, that's when it back fired a lil bit from the can... the gauge on the can says the Low Side is a lil over 100psi... I cant check the High Side bc the adapter doesn't fit that connector

    "It's been over pressurized since I got the car...
    That's why I use the AC nonstop

    PLEASE explain the logic in this
    -"

    I'm not sure I understand... But all im saying is when I bought the car, the ac didn't work bc the previous owner hot wired the fans to the ignition so they ran all the time at start up... consequently, the AC compressor did not run in that condition bc (again, as I understood it) the circuitry was bypassed... Ofcourse checking the refrigerant was the first thing we did since the IC displayed the "Low Refrigerant-AC off" all the time... But When we discovered the Hot Wired fans and Connected them properly, the "Low Refrigerant" code was cleared and then the Compressor ran fine... up until my cooling fan problem a few days ago now

    Ive been running the AC pretty much all the time since the day it was fixed without issue... bc I understood it was over pressurized, I figured using it all the time would bring it down significantly... but it hasn't.

    What is the Proper AC Recharge can to get???
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    I BOUGHT THE CAN THE ADVANCE GUY SAID WAS THE RIGHT ONE
    they sold you THAT can -
    because it was probably the MOST EXPENSIVE shit they had on the shelf -

    next time - just ask US -

    I checked it with the engine and ac on like Ranger said,
    that's when it back fired a lil bit from the can...
    the gauge on the can says the Low Side is a lil over 100psi...
    the LOW side will NEVER reach 100PSI - when the AC is running -
    what you saw was the STATIC PRESSURE -
    and the reason it "back fired" is there was more pressure in your AC system -
    than in the can -

    I cant check the High Side bc the adapter doesn't fit that connector
    CORRECT - a SAFETY FEATURE built into the system -
    so some DO-IT-YOURSELFER CAN'T connect to the HIGH pressure side -

    if you connected that thin/flimsy can to the HIGH side -
    with the AC running - on a hot day -
    you would have a FREON GRENADE in your hand -

    what didn't get BLOWN OFF - would be so badly frostbitten -
    they would have to amputate the remains - NO-SHIT!

    I understood it was over pressurized,
    I figured using it all the time would bring it down significantly...
    but it hasn't.

    the AC system is a sealed system -
    and will NEVER require additional freon - or maintenance - or service -
    unless there is a leak - or a compressor problem -

    What is the Proper AC Recharge can to get???
    plain old 134a freon -

    your AC system has been MOLESTED by a HACK -
    who knows what the PO did to FORCE the system to work -

    we understand WHY the PO "hot wired" the cooling fans -
    and that was to try to help the overheating due to the blown head gaskets -

    but the UNKNOWN is what else the CLOWN did to other electrical systems -

    IF you are getting a LOW REFRIGERANT message -
    and the system is OVER-PRESSURED -
    the pressure sensors have somehow been bypassed -
    and LORD only knows what else has been mickeymoused -

    STEP ONE - connect a REAL set of AC guages -
    NOT that useless piece of crap you have now -
    and report back with the actual pressure readings
    of BOTH the HIGH and LOW sides -
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    Re: Coolant Steam coming thru AC dash vent

    You know I hope being the low count guy that I am I don't get flamed for this, Submariner, Moist, Ranger, and Basscat. Is there a fund we can donate to so we can fly a tech out to him. You all remind me of my father trying to stop me from doing something ill-advised while holding his temper thinking is he really mine.

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    I'm so enraged at this Advance guy I wish I could sue this slime ball sum ...,

    I can't believe I connected that crap to my car... I'm actually feeling Violent, ROAR, SLASH, POUND

    In my last post I said I was checking wires leading to the sensors on the AC line and it came on

    But the driver side fan is still dead

    I'm at a tool store now looking for gauges I can afford right now...

    Maybe a bad AC wire or Sensor

    Not sure bout the fan but I already ordered two and there in route with an ETA of 5 days

    Be back in a few moments...


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    The store im at sell gauges for everything but the AC,

    but they sell the AC refrigerant stuff... All of them say "Advanced Leak Sealer"




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    Re: Coolant Steam coming thru AC dash vent

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackInjun View Post
    You know I hope being the low count guy that I am I don't get flamed for this, Submariner, Moist, Ranger, and Basscat. Is there a fund we can donate to so we can fly a tech out to him. You all remind me of my father trying to stop me from doing something ill-advised while holding his temper thinking is he really mine.
    --------------------------------------------

    BINGO -


    but - we still love him -

    well - sort-of -

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    [QUOTE=SUPER LAC DEVILLE;10582986]The store im at sell gauges for everything but the AC,

    but they sell the AC refrigerant stuff... All of them say "Advanced Leak Sealer"
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    the CHEAPEST descent complete set I could find is $45.25 with shipping -
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Automotive-M...item2ec9263e41

    the set I would recommend is $59 - with shipping -
    http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-8205-...702463&sr=8-1&
    keywords=r134a+manifold


    the only other thing you would need is a can-tapper -
    about $6 -

    http://www.amazon.com/Mastercool-855...=pd_sim_auto_1

    --------------------------
    and for the freon -
    like I said - PLAIN - SIMPLE 134A FREON -
    no dyes - no stop-leak - no SUPER-SEAL -
    no oil - no synthetic - no conditioners -

    like this - from walmart -



    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Speed-Stee...12-oz/20440563

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    Hmmmmmmm?

    What about this one

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/190872142421

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    Re: Coolant Steam coming thru AC dash vent

    Hey !!!!!!!!! ^^^^^^^^^^^

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    Re: Coolant Steam coming thru AC dash vent

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackInjun View Post
    You know I hope being the low count guy that I am I don't get flamed for this, Submariner, Moist, Ranger, and Basscat. Is there a fund we can donate to so we can fly a tech out to him. You all remind me of my father trying to stop me from doing something ill-advised while holding his temper thinking is he really mine.


    Quote Originally Posted by SUPER LAC DEVILLE View Post
    Hmmmmmmm?

    What about this one

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/190872142421
    That'll work, BUT it is made in China. If you ever need to replace a hose or any other part you'll find out it has metric threads and parts are unavailable. Not even sure if you'll find a can tapper to fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger View Post



    That'll work, BUT it is made in China. If you ever need to replace a hose or any other part you'll find out it has metric threads and parts are unavailable. Not even sure if you'll find a can tapper to fit.
    So Don't get that one then , Right?

    Can Tapper?

    I seen Basscatt posted a pic of that, What is that for, what do I do with it???


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    It taps the can of freon and connects to gauge hose. It also is a shut off for the can. Trust them you must have one or no worky, square peg round hole deal.

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    Re: Coolant Steam coming thru AC dash vent

    Quote Originally Posted by SUPER LAC DEVILLE View Post
    So Don't get that one then , Right?
    I wouldn't. Been there, done that. Bought a cheap Chinese or Taiwanese set from Harbor Freight. Fedex left it up against the garage door so when my wife back out she ran over it. That's how I found out parts where unavailable. Lesson learned. Long story short, they paid me full price for what I got on sale and I bought a Master Cool set for less than what Fedex paid me. Got a deal on it from AZ. I think they screwed up on pricing it, but I didn't argue. In the end I came out $13 ahead with a very good gauge set, but I digress.

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    Re: Coolant Steam coming thru AC dash vent

    Quote Originally Posted by SUPER LAC DEVILLE View Post
    Hmmmmmmm?

    What about this one

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/190872142421

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    come on dude - read the description -
    AC Manifold Gauge Set
    Air Conditioner Pump Service DIY Kit R12 R22 NEW HVAC


    NOT GONNA WORK ON A 134A SYSTEM -

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    believe me when I tell you I've looked - and found the best deal -

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger View Post



    That'll work, BUT it is made in China. If you ever need to replace a hose or any other part you'll find out it has metric threads and parts are unavailable. Not even sure if you'll find a can tapper to fit.
    ---------------------------------
    ALL manifold sets for 134a use ACME threads on the manifold -
    on both sides of the hoses -
    and all 134a accessories -

    r12 and r22 used ASE as the standard thread -
    on the manifold set - hoses - and accessories -

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    Ok
    Now I understand the differences

    Only reason I asked is cuz some had all those different R-codes so I was unsure if the description was jus lacking

    Hey
    Everything is a learning process for me

    And I'm learning as I go

    It all jus takes time

    When I get it all together and everything ill update later

    Thanks for all the help... And the PATIENCE in dealing with the slow guy


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    Re: Coolant Steam coming thru AC dash vent

    Quote Originally Posted by basscatt View Post
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    ALL manifold sets for 134a use ACME threads on the manifold -
    on both sides of the hoses -
    and all 134a accessories -
    Not that cheapo POS I had Bass. Best thing that ever happened to it was getting run over.
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    Re: Coolant Steam coming thru AC dash vent

    Quote Originally Posted by SUPER LAC DEVILLE View Post
    Ok
    Now I understand the differences

    Only reason I asked is cuz some had all those different R-codes so I was unsure if the description was jus lacking

    Hey
    Everything is a learning process for me

    And I'm learning as I go

    It all jus takes time

    When I get it all together and everything ill update later

    Thanks for all the help... And the PATIENCE in dealing with the slow guy


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    Only reason I asked is cuz some had all those different R-codes
    so I was unsure if the description was jus lacking

    the old cars used R-12 -
    the newer cars use HFC-134a -
    the newest automotive stuff is HFO-1234yf -

    old house AC - refrigerators - freezers - use R-22 -
    the new residential AC uses R-410A

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