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Recharging my Subaru's refrigerant.

  1. #1
    BeeReBuddy victim of incest [pimp your due marabout]
    I have yet to successfully recharge an AC system without blowing the fucker apart and coating everything freon.
    Tried recharging my ford escape once and it just went pissing all over the place.
    Anyways, they sell recharge cans now with digital displays and stop leak additives, so I was debating giving it another shot but this time on my Subaru.
    She blows cool air but it's kind of weird as it will be cool for a while then warm and then back to cool and just keeps repeating.
    On an 80 degree day it's not bad but on a 90 degree day it never really cools the car down.
    Also, it doesn't really blow all that strong.
    Figured I would check and see if I got any smashed up fins on the little radiator looking doohickey today.
    Going to start there and maybe pick up a can or AC recharge later.
    Thoughts?
  2. #2
    all i can say is

  3. #3
    AngryOnion Big Wig [the nightly self-effacing broadsheet]
    Do it.
  4. #4
    Fonaplats victim of incest [daylong jump-start that nome]
    I bought a can of refrigerant with a gauge.
    Hooked it up and it didnt need any at all.
    In out 40 bucks on the can unless I manage to return it but it least I didnt pay that SOB mechanic $100 to recharge it when it didnt need done.
    That jackass was eager to rip me off.
    He could have just said " you don't need recharged" and saved me $40 and I would have respected him for that but now Ill never go back there again.

    Anyways, going to check the cabin air enhancement next.
  5. #5
    Originally posted by Fonaplats I bought a can of refrigerant with a gauge.
    Hooked it up and it didnt need any at all.
    In out 40 bucks on the can unless I manage to return it but it least I didnt pay that SOB mechanic $100 to recharge it when it didnt need done.
    That jackass was eager to rip me off.
    He could have just said " you don't need recharged" and saved me $40 and I would have respected him for that but now Ill never go back there again.

    Anyways, going to check the cabin air enhancement next.

    theres a tiny window on the filtér specifically for you to see if you needed a refill.
  6. #6
    Originally posted by BeeReBuddy She blows cool air but it's kind of weird as it will be cool for a while then warm and then back to cool and just keeps repeating.

    That could be the expansion valve.
  7. #7
    AngryOnion Big Wig [the nightly self-effacing broadsheet]
    Could be a bunch of stuff.
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