Mechanics

A/C SEALS

1998 Chevrolet Camaro • 140,000 miles

Hi I am wanting to do my a/c seals since it is almost winter time. I bought the metal rings and the green rings. The car is only keeping a charge less than 2 weeks. I seen a/c pro makes a super sealer. I know it is a gamble with this but will it work. I know it could clogg the lines or the filter. If I change these seals out do I need to use a torque wrench to torque them down. If not how tight do these need to be. Thanks.
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Sean03
September 28, 2012.



Your buying the high dollar stuff lol walmart had the 12 oz can for like 10-11 even if you invested in the can adapter and charge hose it would still be cheaper.

Saturntech9
Sep 29, 2012.
Dang the 12 oz can here at Walmart is 16.00 and that is the cheap stuff I have checked for lower prices and that is the cheapest. I buy the interdynamics ez chill 18 oz refrigerant.

Tiny
Sean03
Sep 29, 2012.
Yeah the ez chills are the most expensive ones no matter what size can you buy. Walmart could be more now last time I got one it was 11 but that was a while ago. At the local auto parts store by called star auto I get the 12 oz cans for under 9 with my discount.

Saturntech9
Sep 29, 2012.
Man you are so lucky. I am thinking of buying a 200 30lb r134a tank. It is on eBay and it is new. It is cheaper buying the 30lb than the cans that I buy.

Tiny
Sean03
Sep 29, 2012.
Do you have a sams club by you?I got a 30lb jug out the door for 120. That would pay for your membership right there.

Saturntech9
Sep 29, 2012.
Are you kidding me my parents have memberships. I can get them to get it their for me. I wish I knew that I will have to check with mine. Is it in the auto section by any chance. Also I know you don't have to have a license to buy 134a but if they do require it I am certified and so is my dad I have a universal CFC license so does my dad and I also have a 410a license and so does he.

Tiny
Sean03
Sep 29, 2012.
You shouldnt need it the r12 you did I have the robin air cert. Its in the auto section where the coolant jacks etc are. Take a trip to sams with them before they stop selling it getting towards the end of the season.

Saturntech9
Sep 29, 2012.
Yeah I will do that. Yeah I know you had to have an MVAC license which me and him have also. I just took the MVAC test in 2010. Yeah I know anyone can buy r134a. I just wasn't sure though because the SAMs club here is picky. Let me ask you one more question I have been out of havac for over 3 years is it illegal to vent r134a. Also if I do my seals do I have to have the system refrigerant recovered or can I just vent the little bit that is in it.

Tiny
Sean03
Sep 29, 2012.
You cant vent r134a legally thats my safe answer to give you.I have had my ac cert since like 1994.

Saturntech9
Sep 29, 2012.
Ok that's what I thought so it hasn't changed much since I was in school.

Tiny
Sean03
Sep 29, 2012.
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