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Posts Tagged: R-134a

Best AC Recharge Kit

Best AC Recharge Kitt You can buy all kinds of A/C recharge kits, but I think the AC Pro product is the best AC Recharge Kit on the market. Here’s why: You can reuse the gauge on any screw top cans, so you don’t need to keep buying the gauge over again every year. Plus, the AC Pro product has an added seal conditioner to soften internal seals and reduce future leakage. © 2012 Rick Muscoplat Save Save

Recharge AC

How to recharge you car’s AC yourself with a kit If you follow the instructions carefully, you can recharge AC systems yourself with a DIY kit. So it’s summer and your A/C isn’t as cold as last year. Simple, just throw in a can of refrigerant, right? WRONG! Unlike the older R-12 freon, R-134a refrigerant has very little tolerance for either over or undercharging. Put in too much and you’ll actually DECREASE the cooling. How much is too much? You’re not going to like this—but the tolerance is only 1-2 … Read More


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