So - my 93 Safrane still has the old R12 refrigerant (but my ac system is empty). Local ‘expert’ has quoted me £300 to convert to R134a but I have read the RS24 will simply drop in. Any experience, suggestions and pointers to people in South Wales?
Hi, I have a mate who did A/C work and he said most of the time you can get away with just putting 134a in with no problems. However recently there's a drive to change A/C gases to 1234yf, part of that drive has been production limits on 134a and a subsequent increase in price.
Post by harryburgundy on Feb 16, 2019 13:55:52 GMT
Thanks for all the replies - I’ve had the system pressure tested by aircon specialists - small leak which he said would with sealant. The compressor is fine. I’ll research replies to this thread. Thanks
O rings and compressor oil from R12 systems can be an issue when replacing with R134a. Best to change them and oil to be sure. Also, old hoses may weep [porous] with R134a. But you can just drop R134a in and it might just work. I will look at what gas I have in my shed as alternative to R12, I do have a couple of bottles of it [cant remember number off the top of my head] and also have about 4 of R12... squirreled them away when R12 was being phased out.