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AC recharge question

Hey guys. I did some searching on which port the freon goes in and still a bit un sure. I want to make sure I get it right and not damage the system. These two ports are the only ones I saw that would be used. If any of these is it, is it A or B? Or neither and somewhere else. It was 112 today here in Vegas and I dying on the way home. Much thanks to anyone who can help. Thanks!



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Re: AC recharge question

Ok so i figured it out. Did about half the 20oz can. It's a little colder but not cold cold. I stopped cause the needle was almost in the red. Should I keep going? Anything else I can check?
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Re: AC recharge question

Add to the low pressure side.
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Ok so i figured it out. Did about half the 20oz can. It's a little colder but not cold cold. I stopped cause the needle was almost in the red. Should I keep going? Anything else I can check?
The only true way to recharge a system is with an a/c machine. Those cans are a b/s inaccurate way to charge a system. Go to a shop and have it properly done.
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The only true way to recharge a system is with an a/c machine. Those cans are a b/s inaccurate way to charge a system. Go to a shop and have it properly done.
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'A', by the way. Not B.
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Re: AC recharge question

Those cans are indeed crap. If you don't have a set of pro style gauges you'll never get it right.a/c works off of pressure dropping and if your high side pressure isn't right it'll never cool right. Unfortunately those cans only give the low side pressure. Best method is to wiegh out the Freon to the specific honda spec for the system.
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Those cans are indeed crap. If you don't have a set of pro style gauges you'll never get it right.a/c works off of pressure dropping and if your high side pressure isn't right it'll never cool right. Unfortunately those cans only give the low side pressure. Best method is to wiegh out the Freon to the specific honda spec for the system.
Those gauges still are not an accurate way to fill a system anymore. With way older cars that took a higher amount of refrigerant it was doable, but not with todays cars that take a tad over a pound.
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Re: AC recharge question

Hmm I've never had bad luck with those refill cans. But you do have to shake them while filling the system up...
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Re: AC recharge question

I can get any system on point with a proper manifold. this is what I do.
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I can get any system on point with a proper manifold. this is what I do.
I beg to differ on today's cars. I had to sit through a class that beat this into my head showing charts on how the pressures were inaccurate toward the correct charge specs of the car. You can get it close, but not perfect like the machines do. I would have posted up the examples I have in the slide booklet I got, bit the writing is way to tiny for me to make out the numbers clear lol.
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Re: AC recharge question

I've been an HVAC Tech for 10 years, I have the tools to do the work properly. Being in a car doesn't change the way the refrigerant works. If you know what state the refrigerant is at any given point in the system, the type of metering device used, the type of refrigerant, a p/t chart, and have a proper manifold and line temperature sensors, you CAN properly charge a system.
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I've been an HVAC Tech for 10 years, I have the tools to do the work properly. Being in a car doesn't change the way the refrigerant works. If you know what state the refrigerant is at any given point in the system, the type of metering device used, the type of refrigerant, a p/t chart, and have a proper manifold and line temperature sensors, you CAN properly charge a system.
True, you can properly charge it based on pressures but, your charge based on pressures will still never be as accurate as a machine. Knowing the pressures does not tell you the weight of how much refrigerant is present in the system. If there's no scale in the system that your using to charge the system with, your most likely not going to be 100% spot on. The machine weights the refrigerant out first, then pushes the exact amount into the system.
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Re: AC recharge question

I believe the proper way is to evacuate and vacuum pump the system (to boil off any possible moisture), then recharge the system according to weight in refrigerant.
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