Go Back   Honda Civic Forum > GENERAL > General Honda Civic Forum Archive.
Register Forgot Password?
Register Photo Gallery FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Experience Used CarsGarageVendor Directory
Welcome to Honda Civic Forum

General Honda Civic Forum Archive. The archive is dedicated to storing threads for research purposes only, please place questions in their appropriate forum.


 
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-09-2007   #1 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
bakertime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 336
iTrader: (7)
Rep Power: 95
bakertime is a jewel in the rough bakertime is a jewel in the rough bakertime is a jewel in the rough
AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

I picked up one of those kits at PepBoys the other day, and got around to doing it today. Followed the directions perfectly, and the pressure gauge said I was on the low end of the recommended pressure, so I kept adding more. Next thing I know, I'm two cans down, and it read barely any change in pressure. I'm pretty sure it's very overcharged though, because it won't hold any RPM (even accelerating) when the AC is on. I noticed afterwards that the sticker on the frame says that the recommended charge is 19.X oz, and each can I put in was 14oz.

So yeah, enough said...I'm just lucky I didn't break anything yet. My question is, what is the best way to get this fixed? Any way I can discharge some pressure safely? It's pretty clear the pressure gauge they have is total crap (which I'm pretty pissed about), so I can't use that to accurately check.

I'm planning on contacting the company and raising hell, but in the mean time, what's the best way to go on this one?
__________________

2006 Silverado 2500HD Duramax Diesel: Edge Evo Race, 4" MBRP Straight Pipe, etc...
1997 Integra LS w/ built GSR: Tons of mods...revin' to 9k. SOLD April, 2010
2001 Civic EX: Ksports, Catback, SRI, SS, HID Retro SOLD March, 2008- SOLD
bakertime is offline  
Old 06-09-2007   #2 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
bakertime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 336
iTrader: (7)
Rep Power: 95
bakertime is a jewel in the rough bakertime is a jewel in the rough bakertime is a jewel in the rough
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

R-134a isn't illegal to discharge. R-12 is probably what you're thinking of. Going off the name (Also known as HFC-134a), it's also used in airsoft guns as a propellant, where it's commonly discharged into the atmosphere.
__________________

2006 Silverado 2500HD Duramax Diesel: Edge Evo Race, 4" MBRP Straight Pipe, etc...
1997 Integra LS w/ built GSR: Tons of mods...revin' to 9k. SOLD April, 2010
2001 Civic EX: Ksports, Catback, SRI, SS, HID Retro SOLD March, 2008- SOLD
bakertime is offline  
Old 06-09-2007   #3 (permalink)

 
xproductionz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 3,073
Points: 16,617, Level: 82
Points: 16,617, Level: 82 Points: 16,617, Level: 82 Points: 16,617, Level: 82
Level up: 54%, 233 Points needed
Level up: 54% Level up: 54% Level up: 54%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Images: 13
iTrader: (14)
Rep Power: 154
xproductionz is just really nice xproductionz is just really nice xproductionz is just really nice xproductionz is just really nice
Send a message via AIM to xproductionz Send a message via MSN to xproductionz Send a message via Yahoo to xproductionz
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

u know the car is supposed to be running while you recharge the a/c right?... discharge the a/c with the car off... start the car back up.. keep doing it till the charge is in the green area... you check the pressure of the a/c while the car is running on the low side.. thats what probably happened.. you charged it with the car off
xproductionz is offline  
Old 06-09-2007   #4 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Age: 30
Posts: 1,454
iTrader: (8)
Rep Power: 114
_unclejuice is a jewel in the rough _unclejuice is a jewel in the rough _unclejuice is a jewel in the rough
Send a message via Yahoo to _unclejuice
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

you dont charge an ac system with the car on. with the snap on machine i use almost every day, you discharge with the car off. when you recharge, you pull a vacuum on the system, hold it, release the vacuum, and charge it. after it is charged, you close the high side port and guage, start the car, open the high side guage, clear the guages, check your pressure, **** the car down, and disconnect the a/c machine. you only start the car while charging if the ac system wont accept any more freon. then you start the car and cycle the compressor long enough to make room for more freon.
__________________
BUY MY STUFF!!!
N/A EM2 Crew!!
Donít jump on the turbo bandwagon!!! Go Naturally Aspirated Baby!!!

R.I.P 7thgen Club Member #1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boilermaker1 View Post
You're trying to build a motor without being "so technical"? Get the hell out of here. What do you think it is, legos?
Quote:
Originally Posted by xjollyxgiantx
well my buddy is doing my head swap and hes havin some trouble the car turns over but it doesnt stay on do i need to get ex spark plugs?
_unclejuice is offline  
Old 06-09-2007   #5 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
bakertime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 336
iTrader: (7)
Rep Power: 95
bakertime is a jewel in the rough bakertime is a jewel in the rough bakertime is a jewel in the rough
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

Directions said to do it with the car on, so I did. It reads a WAY higher pressure when off, then on. I guess my question is more of HOW do I discharge it. The new stuff has this green UV dye to detect leaks, and it's going to spray everywhere.
__________________

2006 Silverado 2500HD Duramax Diesel: Edge Evo Race, 4" MBRP Straight Pipe, etc...
1997 Integra LS w/ built GSR: Tons of mods...revin' to 9k. SOLD April, 2010
2001 Civic EX: Ksports, Catback, SRI, SS, HID Retro SOLD March, 2008- SOLD
bakertime is offline  
Old 06-09-2007   #6 (permalink)

 
xproductionz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 3,073
Points: 16,617, Level: 82
Points: 16,617, Level: 82 Points: 16,617, Level: 82 Points: 16,617, Level: 82
Level up: 54%, 233 Points needed
Level up: 54% Level up: 54% Level up: 54%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Images: 13
iTrader: (14)
Rep Power: 154
xproductionz is just really nice xproductionz is just really nice xproductionz is just really nice xproductionz is just really nice
Send a message via AIM to xproductionz Send a message via MSN to xproductionz Send a message via Yahoo to xproductionz
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

Quote:
Originally Posted by _unclejuice View Post
you dont charge an ac system with the car on. with the snap on machine i use almost every day, you discharge with the car off. when you recharge, you pull a vacuum on the system, hold it, release the vacuum, and charge it. after it is charged, you close the high side port and guage, start the car, open the high side guage, clear the guages, check your pressure, **** the car down, and disconnect the a/c machine. you only start the car while charging if the ac system wont accept any more freon. then you start the car and cycle the compressor long enough to make room for more freon.
dude.. i know you dont charge the a/c system with the car on.. i have used the snap-on and a few other brand machines before...

but my question is did you read his first post or just mine... he used the store bought recharge kits you can find at almost any walmrt, pep boys, autozone and so forth... i have also used those store bought kits myself.. those kits only connect to the low port side.. those kits require you to have the car running with the a/c on to full while u charge it...

so i am responding accordingly to his situation and the type of kit he is using.. not everyone can afford a stand alone unit.. espcially one that uses both high and low port connections
xproductionz is offline  
Old 06-09-2007   #7 (permalink)
Registered!!

 
Mr_Plenty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 857
Points: 8,263, Level: 61
Points: 8,263, Level: 61 Points: 8,263, Level: 61 Points: 8,263, Level: 61
Level up: 38%, 187 Points needed
Level up: 38% Level up: 38% Level up: 38%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
iTrader: (3)
Rep Power: 110
Mr_Plenty is a jewel in the rough Mr_Plenty is a jewel in the rough Mr_Plenty is a jewel in the rough
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

Quote:
Originally Posted by _unclejuice View Post
you dont charge an ac system with the car on. with the snap on machine i use almost every day, you discharge with the car off. when you recharge, you pull a vacuum on the system, hold it, release the vacuum, and charge it. after it is charged, you close the high side port and guage, start the car, open the high side guage, clear the guages, check your pressure, **** the car down, and disconnect the a/c machine. you only start the car while charging if the ac system wont accept any more freon. then you start the car and cycle the compressor long enough to make room for more freon.

i dont think you should say things like this on a forum. did you ever stop to think that your using some different type of recharging kit? Most DIY kits require that you charge the a/c with the cars engine running and the a/c controls to the highest setting. You check the psi on the low side port with the supplied gauge it should be between 25-45psi to be considered filled. You do not recharge an a/c system through the highside port. The 7th gen civic takes about 17.6-19.4oz. While recharging you should shake the can vigoursly and remove the guage once in a while between to make sure the ready you are getting is correct.
__________________
2002 NHBP HONDA CIVIC EX
Never Complete......
VOUCHES:
WTXB - Anathema - boosted2cam - civicex01 - NGOC THE PHAM -EM2SHOWTIM3 - LILMANDRNY - WONTONAMO - warz1-gordo0510
Mr_Plenty is offline  
Old 06-09-2007   #8 (permalink)
Registered!!

 
Mr_Plenty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 857
Points: 8,263, Level: 61
Points: 8,263, Level: 61 Points: 8,263, Level: 61 Points: 8,263, Level: 61
Level up: 38%, 187 Points needed
Level up: 38% Level up: 38% Level up: 38%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
iTrader: (3)
Rep Power: 110
Mr_Plenty is a jewel in the rough Mr_Plenty is a jewel in the rough Mr_Plenty is a jewel in the rough
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

and another thing your not suppose to discharge it into the air, so you can go to an a/c place and they'll discharge it for you...possibly for free
__________________
2002 NHBP HONDA CIVIC EX
Never Complete......
VOUCHES:
WTXB - Anathema - boosted2cam - civicex01 - NGOC THE PHAM -EM2SHOWTIM3 - LILMANDRNY - WONTONAMO - warz1-gordo0510
Mr_Plenty is offline  
Old 06-09-2007   #9 (permalink)
Red Hot Chili Peppers....bitch
 
RHCP0801's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Long Island, New York
Age: 28
Posts: 20,846
iTrader: (3)
Rep Power: 333
RHCP0801 has a reputation beyond repute RHCP0801 has a reputation beyond repute RHCP0801 has a reputation beyond repute RHCP0801 has a reputation beyond repute RHCP0801 has a reputation beyond repute RHCP0801 has a reputation beyond repute RHCP0801 has a reputation beyond repute RHCP0801 has a reputation beyond repute RHCP0801 has a reputation beyond repute RHCP0801 has a reputation beyond repute RHCP0801 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

with the machine i use at work needs to have the car off
__________________
RHCP0801 is offline  
Old 06-09-2007   #10 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
bakertime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 336
iTrader: (7)
Rep Power: 95
bakertime is a jewel in the rough bakertime is a jewel in the rough bakertime is a jewel in the rough
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

Thank you for reading my post! I guess I'll give my mechanic a call and see if they can check the pressure/discharge. I'm pretty sure the gauge that came in the kit is worthless in terms of accuracy. It tells me it's all set, but somethings definitely wrong. I appreciate the help!
__________________

2006 Silverado 2500HD Duramax Diesel: Edge Evo Race, 4" MBRP Straight Pipe, etc...
1997 Integra LS w/ built GSR: Tons of mods...revin' to 9k. SOLD April, 2010
2001 Civic EX: Ksports, Catback, SRI, SS, HID Retro SOLD March, 2008- SOLD
bakertime is offline  
Old 06-10-2007   #11 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
D16Z6_owner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 105
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 0
D16Z6_owner is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

dude the atmosphere will be fine. those tree huggers out there are lying. just get one of those tire pressure guages with the pin on the back and use lots of rags and newspaper i guess
D16Z6_owner is offline  
Old 06-10-2007   #12 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
rice4lyfe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Mississauga
Age: 26
Posts: 864
iTrader: (9)
Rep Power: 118
rice4lyfe will become famous soon enough
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

^^^jeez man , you probably dump coolant and engine oil into the sewers too. have some courtesy to your kids.

And also do not just push the nozzle and use "rags and newspaper", its refridgerant, which means it can cause severe burns which could be fatal.

Just bring it to the shop and they can discharge it for you. You'll probably spend more money on gauges and stuff when you can get an accurate discharge for less.
__________________
ssm sedan
rice4lyfe is offline  
Old 06-10-2007   #13 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Age: 30
Posts: 1,454
iTrader: (8)
Rep Power: 114
_unclejuice is a jewel in the rough _unclejuice is a jewel in the rough _unclejuice is a jewel in the rough
Send a message via Yahoo to _unclejuice
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

a smart shop would evac it for free seeing as how they can sell it to other customers. plus they can acurately tell you how much was in it. if you used a 14 oz can, you probably only got around 12 oz out of it.
__________________
BUY MY STUFF!!!
N/A EM2 Crew!!
Donít jump on the turbo bandwagon!!! Go Naturally Aspirated Baby!!!

R.I.P 7thgen Club Member #1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boilermaker1 View Post
You're trying to build a motor without being "so technical"? Get the hell out of here. What do you think it is, legos?
Quote:
Originally Posted by xjollyxgiantx
well my buddy is doing my head swap and hes havin some trouble the car turns over but it doesnt stay on do i need to get ex spark plugs?
_unclejuice is offline  
Old 06-10-2007   #14 (permalink)
I Hunt Goats, Rams, And Mustangs.

 
TransformedBG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: CenTex
Age: 31
Posts: 2,360
Points: 13,289, Level: 75
Points: 13,289, Level: 75 Points: 13,289, Level: 75 Points: 13,289, Level: 75
Level up: 10%, 361 Points needed
Level up: 10% Level up: 10% Level up: 10%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Images: 10
iTrader: (6)
Rep Power: 137
TransformedBG is a glorious beacon of light TransformedBG is a glorious beacon of light TransformedBG is a glorious beacon of light TransformedBG is a glorious beacon of light TransformedBG is a glorious beacon of light TransformedBG is a glorious beacon of light
Send a message via AIM to TransformedBG Send a message via Yahoo to TransformedBG
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

Honestly you don't know what your doing, and before you lock up your compressor and have to spend a ton of money in repairs i would HIGHLY recommend you take it in to someone who KNOWS what they are doing.
__________________
Yeah so im kind of here but im kind of not... Im only here to post my opinions.

K20A swap, Jackson Racing SC, JRRH
277whp w/210ft.tq.
13.50@107.20 mph w/2.2 60ft time <Street tires>
12.92@106.30 mph w/2.1 60ft time <Slicks>

My sponsors:


other valuable sites
www.7thgenhonda.com , www.importpassion.com , www.emhonda.com
TransformedBG is offline  
Old 06-10-2007   #15 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
rice4lyfe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Mississauga
Age: 26
Posts: 864
iTrader: (9)
Rep Power: 118
rice4lyfe will become famous soon enough
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

oh ya, and both R-12 and R-134a is illegal to discharge into the atmosphere. They are both ozone depleting substances.
__________________
ssm sedan
rice4lyfe is offline  
Old 06-10-2007   #16 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
D16Z6_owner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 105
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 0
D16Z6_owner is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

thats wrong. time for a chemistry lesson- r12 is a chloroflourocarbon (CFC) in which the chlorine part steals an oxygen atom from O3 (ozone) which in turn creates O2 and a fully stable cholrine atom. on the other hand-R134a is a hydroflurocarbon which does not contain chlorine making it safe to evacuate into tha atmosphere. the only problem is that expanding refridgerants can cause freze burns
D16Z6_owner is offline  
Old 06-10-2007   #17 (permalink)
I Hunt Goats, Rams, And Mustangs.

 
TransformedBG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: CenTex
Age: 31
Posts: 2,360
Points: 13,289, Level: 75
Points: 13,289, Level: 75 Points: 13,289, Level: 75 Points: 13,289, Level: 75
Level up: 10%, 361 Points needed
Level up: 10% Level up: 10% Level up: 10%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Images: 10
iTrader: (6)
Rep Power: 137
TransformedBG is a glorious beacon of light TransformedBG is a glorious beacon of light TransformedBG is a glorious beacon of light TransformedBG is a glorious beacon of light TransformedBG is a glorious beacon of light TransformedBG is a glorious beacon of light
Send a message via AIM to TransformedBG Send a message via Yahoo to TransformedBG
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

Quote:
Originally Posted by D16Z6_owner View Post
thats wrong. time for a chemistry lesson- r12 is a chloroflourocarbon (CFC) in which the chlorine part steals an oxygen atom from O3 (ozone) which in turn creates O2 and a fully stable cholrine atom. on the other hand-R134a is a hydroflurocarbon which does not contain chlorine making it safe to evacuate into tha atmosphere. the only problem is that expanding refridgerants can cause freze burns
Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
Yeah so im kind of here but im kind of not... Im only here to post my opinions.

K20A swap, Jackson Racing SC, JRRH
277whp w/210ft.tq.
13.50@107.20 mph w/2.2 60ft time <Street tires>
12.92@106.30 mph w/2.1 60ft time <Slicks>

My sponsors:


other valuable sites
www.7thgenhonda.com , www.importpassion.com , www.emhonda.com
TransformedBG is offline  
Old 06-10-2007   #18 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
D16Z6_owner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 105
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 0
D16Z6_owner is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

hey at least im goin to college for free
D16Z6_owner is offline  
Old 06-10-2007   #19 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
cinaibur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Memphis, TN
Age: 26
Posts: 497
iTrader: (5)
Rep Power: 100
cinaibur is just really nice cinaibur is just really nice cinaibur is just really nice cinaibur is just really nice cinaibur is just really nice
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

^^^ lol... people always hate when you drop some knowledge on their ***
__________________
Rallye Red 01 Coupe
5zigen FN01R-C with Yokohama YK520's
Tokico Blues
Goldline Springs
cinaibur is offline  
Old 06-10-2007   #20 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
bakertime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 336
iTrader: (7)
Rep Power: 95
bakertime is a jewel in the rough bakertime is a jewel in the rough bakertime is a jewel in the rough
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

Thanks guys, I will absolutely be taking it to a mechanic. Just for kicks:

epa.gov on retrofitting from r-12 to r-134a:

Quote:
R-134a Refrigerant
Toxicity, Flammability, Corrosion

R-134a is regarded as one of the safest refrigerants yet introduced, based on current toxicity data. The chemical industry's Program for Alternative Fluorocarbon Toxicity Testing (PAFTT) tested R-134a in a full battery of laboratory animal toxicity studies. The results indicate that R-134a does not pose cancer or birth defects hazard. In addition, R-134a is being used in metered dose inhalers in Europe.

OEM engineers and chemical manufacturers have examined the flammability and corrosivity of each potential R-12 substitute. Like CFC-12, R-134a is not flammable at ambient temperatures and atmospheric pressures. However, R-134a service equipment and vehicle a/c systems should not be pressure tested or leak tested with compressed air. Some mixtures of air and R-134a have been shown to be combustible at elevated pressures. These mixtures may be potentially dangerous, causing injury or property damage. R-134a is not corrosive on standard steel, aluminum and copper samples.

When handling R-134a, as with any other chemical, service techs should be sure to work in a well ventilated area. It is never a good idea to inhale any vapor to such an extent that it replaces the oxygen in your lungs.
And for airsoft guns :
Since this is used as a propellant, it is discharged into the atmosphere each time an airsoft gun is fired.
http://www.airsplat.com/Items/GG-HFC134A.htm

I think it's safe to say that it's OK to discharge HFC/R - 134a into the atmosphere in terms of it's ozone depletion. On the flip side though, it can be detrimental as far as global warming goes. Try telling that to me last winter...heh.
__________________

2006 Silverado 2500HD Duramax Diesel: Edge Evo Race, 4" MBRP Straight Pipe, etc...
1997 Integra LS w/ built GSR: Tons of mods...revin' to 9k. SOLD April, 2010
2001 Civic EX: Ksports, Catback, SRI, SS, HID Retro SOLD March, 2008- SOLD
bakertime is offline  
Old 06-10-2007   #21 (permalink)
CIVIC USER

 
jbrown59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Age: 30
Posts: 369
Points: 6,852, Level: 54
Points: 6,852, Level: 54 Points: 6,852, Level: 54 Points: 6,852, Level: 54
Level up: 51%, 98 Points needed
Level up: 51% Level up: 51% Level up: 51%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
iTrader: (3)
Rep Power: 0
jbrown59 should not be trusted jbrown59 should not be trusted jbrown59 should not be trusted jbrown59 should not be trusted jbrown59 should not be trusted
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bakertime View Post
I think it's safe to say that it's OK to discharge HFC/R - 134a into the atmosphere in terms of it's ozone depletion. On the flip side though, it can be detrimental as far as global warming goes. Try telling that to me last winter...heh.
Now tell me this, did you know this before you released the ac stuff or after the fact....
__________________
Senior member
7thGen.MT.C.
jbrown59 is offline  
Old 06-11-2007   #22 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
bakertime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 336
iTrader: (7)
Rep Power: 95
bakertime is a jewel in the rough bakertime is a jewel in the rough bakertime is a jewel in the rough
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

...I didn't release any.
__________________

2006 Silverado 2500HD Duramax Diesel: Edge Evo Race, 4" MBRP Straight Pipe, etc...
1997 Integra LS w/ built GSR: Tons of mods...revin' to 9k. SOLD April, 2010
2001 Civic EX: Ksports, Catback, SRI, SS, HID Retro SOLD March, 2008- SOLD
bakertime is offline  
Old 06-12-2007   #23 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Age: 32
Posts: 2
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 0
HondaGrL98 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

ok, so i was reading every one elses comments. I have a 98 civic and need to recharge my a/c. I know where & how to do it, but am a little unsure on how much stuff(134a) i should put in. How do you know if you put too much in, if the gauges don't read right on the cans?? Also, are the cans as effective as taking it to a shop & having a machine do it? b/c my dealership wants 175$ to do it. What a rip off! help ...
HondaGrL98 is offline  
Old 06-12-2007   #24 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
D16Z6_owner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 105
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 0
D16Z6_owner is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

the shop does basically the same thing. exept with a more expensive machine. i would test the guage before using it.
D16Z6_owner is offline  
Old 06-12-2007   #25 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Age: 32
Posts: 2
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 0
HondaGrL98 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

k thanks. Is one can usually ok ?
HondaGrL98 is offline  
Old 06-12-2007   #26 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
bakertime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 336
iTrader: (7)
Rep Power: 95
bakertime is a jewel in the rough bakertime is a jewel in the rough bakertime is a jewel in the rough
Re: AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?

It depends on how low you are. For me, the total charge reccomended is 19 something ounces, but the cans are 14, so keep that in mind. Basically, if the can messes up, then you're SOL, and have a chance at causing more damage due to higher pressures. After having this experience, I'll never use a can again, but that's just me. The kit cost $35, and now they're evac'ing it, cleaning, and then putting the proper amount back in. I would definitely have a shop do it, because it is NOT the same. Call around for some quotes, and hopefully you can get it for less (the dealership is probably the most expensive).
__________________

2006 Silverado 2500HD Duramax Diesel: Edge Evo Race, 4" MBRP Straight Pipe, etc...
1997 Integra LS w/ built GSR: Tons of mods...revin' to 9k. SOLD April, 2010
2001 Civic EX: Ksports, Catback, SRI, SS, HID Retro SOLD March, 2008- SOLD
bakertime is offline  
Old 06-12-2007
CivicForums
Honda Civic




Paid Advertisement
 
 
 
 


Tags
1999 , ac , air , boys , civic , conditioner , honda , insight , kit , overcharge , overcharged , pep , recharge , recharging , system

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

  
User Login
Our Partners


used new
Top 10 Threads
Dictionary Of Automotive Terms
60,000 mile Transmission fluid change
AC Recharge kit overcharged my system! What now?
SOHC VTEC Explained
Looking for a 7th gen manual for free? (UPDATED!!!)
Average cost to replace alternator?
Automatic Transmission Flush
How does dealer change brake fluid?
Oil Changes
ALL of Grey's DIY's...


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:34 AM.

   
Advertising - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Jobs
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All Content Copyright © 2007 CivicForums.com
Emails Backup