A/C Recovery Recharge Machine

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Re: A/C Recovery Recharge Machine

Post by steelcityuk » 28 Mar 2012, 14:18

I've considered it but as things are I'm very wary of any supply of R134a at the moment. Plenty of tales (!) of fake product, that is to say a mixture of various other refrigerants that don't work very well in a car setup for R134a but are flammable. Supposedly Honeywell had a shipment tested that was found to have all sorts of nasties. That seems to be the nature of things when prices rocket and products become scarce.

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Re: A/C Recovery Recharge Machine

Post by vanny » 28 Mar 2012, 18:06

Well with R134a banned in all new cars in Europe by the end of this year, I suspect it is going to get more and more scarce. 3M haven't quite cracked mass production of R1234yf (the automotive replacement for R134a) yet either, last time i looked it was around $5000US for 13kg and you need more YF in a system than you do 134a. On the plus side, bar a good flush and maybe a new TXV, R1234yf will go into a system designed for R134a with only a slight drop in performance.

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Re: A/C Recovery Recharge Machine

Post by steelcityuk » 25 May 2012, 14:37

*Testing photo links.*