We're Doing a Little Work Under the Hood.
As of July 10, 2022, this site was 9,685 days old. That's a bit over 26 years. It's probably time we change out this old compressor, flush the system, replace that orifice tube and accumulator along with those leaky o-rings. Maybe with a little maintenance and a good evacuate and re-charge we can get a few more years of service out of this.
In the meantime, If you happen to have an automotive Air Conditioning question, we encourage you to visit our Forums, which will remain open at: https://forum.aircondition.com.
Refrigerant Leak in Ford Explorer? Check the Accumulator
Are customers complaining of gradual decreased cooling on late model Explorers? Are you suffering occurrences in Explorers of continuing refrigerant loss? Here's a tip... by Ignacio "Nacho" Corella
Air Conditioning Sealants - Part 1
Cool Profits magazine asked the A/C system sealant manufacturers some important questions about their products. Find out what they had to say... by I.M. Cool
Trouble Finding Refrigerant Leaks?
Even with electronic leak detectors and fluorescent dyes, auto ac technicians are still having a terrible problem detecting refrigerant leaks. To help you do a better job of detecting leaks, here are some of the trade secrets you need to know... by John Noble
Heads Up: New Heavy Duty A/C Fitting
I usually try to keep pace with industry news, and when encountering something out of the ordinary, it's usually a product that I have read about months in advance. This one would be different... by Chris Bede
DuPont's Freon® Patent
Are we really retrofitting to R134a because DuPont's patent for Freon® ran out? by John R Hess
Basic Air Conditioning operation
This is a small article that was written by Chris Bede for the Classroom section in Fred's Garage at Familycar.Com. It gives a brief explanation of how an automotive air conditioning system works and explains the most common system components.
What does a "flooded" evaporator mean to you?
Cool Profit$ magazine interviewed Richard C. Kozinski, inventor of the Variable Orifice Valve, and offers us a wonderful three part article that helps to explain the mystery of the VOV.
Even if you never intend to use the VOV, theses articles will shed light, and help to clarify issues such as sub cooling, flooded evaporators, critical charge, Superheat, etc..
Our thanks to John Hess at Cool ProfitS Magazine
The History of Freon ®
Our thanks to About.Com guide, Mary Bellis , for sharing with us, some interesting history about Freon® .
Our "rocket scientist approved"
R-12 replacement - temperature pressure comparison chart.