RFC134a Conversion Kit

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by noinah, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. noinah

    noinah Guest

    I have a 92 accord LX and i am having a trouble with leaking evaporator. It will cost about 600+ bucks to change new evaporator and covert to R134. I saw RFC134a Conversion Kit and RFC134a Stop Leak.If it possible for me to use them to fix my problem.

    noinah, Aug 15, 2005
  2. noinah

    mopa Guest

    I would strong suggest not converting to 134a like everyone else says
    you should. The people at the shop want people to because they can make
    MONEY off of it. Now I got screwed, and my A/C is never very cold. It's
    only cold when you have been driving for a while, but when your in
    sit-and-go traffic it's just very cool/warm air coming out.

    Do this work yourself, and keep your R12. Trust me, unless it's not
    very hot where you live, your want to keep your R12!

    take it easy!
    mopa, Aug 15, 2005
  3. noinah

    Howard Guest

    Your conversion was evidently not done correctly or you still have a
    Here in hot, humid Central Florida I have seen hundreds of these conversions
    on Hondas and they cool the car sufficiently.
    The conversion parts are simple. All you need is the two valves (high side
    and low side) replaced. Individual valves are usually available at a good
    auto supply parts store such as Napa. Once your repair is done, if you do
    have a leak, the system is evacuated and filled with R134a. Any future
    repair will be reasonably cheaper considering the difference between R134a
    and R12.
    Howard, Aug 15, 2005
  4. There is no doubt that getting R12 refills is difficult and expensive, but
    R134a definitely has limitations in an R12 system. I was talking to the head
    mechanic in our company garage about conversions, and he gave me his
    semi-expert explanation:

    R134a needs a much larger condensor surface area and demands an electric
    condensor fan (for the same reason). The R134a compressor and expansion
    valve are also designed differently to match the differences. Since the 92
    Accord has an electric condensor fan already, it might be satisfactory. The
    $1100 conversion and compressor replacement (the compressor had seized) the
    dealer did on our Volvo was totally professional and was never adequate. It
    blows maybe 45 degree air on the freeway and maybe 60 degree air while
    stopped in Phoenix traffic. Ya pays yer money and takes yer chances.

    Michael Pardee, Aug 16, 2005
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