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AlpWhitE46 06-14-2013 12:58 PM

How long until you lost your AC ?
 
Took 12 years in this car...

Just left it at the shop at OK tire in etobicoke.

With parts and labour comes out to about 675$ :(... not what i was expecting to really pay for fixing it...
My drier is leaking
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p.s my sick loaner car
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T.Dot_E30 06-14-2013 01:12 PM

Since you know what is leaking the only thing you can do is change the drier yourself And then take it into a shop to get evacuated and filled.

But yea AC repairs suck. Pray something else doesn't start to leak and then you have to do it all over again.

AlpWhitE46 06-14-2013 01:19 PM

Don't have time to deal with that so I'm just letting them fix everything.

Was horrible last friday i got my tints done and couldnt open the windows, nor did i have AC lol

propr'one 06-14-2013 01:27 PM

i disconnected my AC the day i got my car. it has a better button for when its hot.

KIRASIR 06-14-2013 01:33 PM

I gave up on AC shops years ago.

A decent manifold set with a pump can be had for under 200 bucks + propane cans are around $10 each (2-3 needed per car) = no more AC headaches. :)

SiR 06-14-2013 01:36 PM

^ im not a fan of putting that butane garbage in. that said people shouldnt be afraid of a/c repairs especially if you grab some of the right tools(not that expensive really especially if you consider a/c repair costs ://////////)

a/c is still good on my e36.

KIRASIR 06-14-2013 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SiR (Post 1614387)
^ im not a fan of putting that butane garbage in. that said people shouldnt be afraid of a/c repairs especially if you grab some of the right tools(not that expensive really especially if you consider a/c repair costs ://////////)

a/c is still good on my e36.

I've been using the propane stuff for about 5 years in a bunch of cars with no side effects (even my house AC runs on it). R134 is just a pain to get in Ontario (even if one has a license).

MANDD 06-14-2013 04:00 PM

Propane will work in automotive A/C however it is highly flammable. There are countless bad scenarios that can come from this.

R134a is not difficult to obtain has long has you have your ODP certificate.

Mark.

KIRASIR 06-14-2013 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MANDD (Post 1614400)
Propane will work in automotive A/C however it is highly flammable. There are countless bad scenarios that can come from this.
.

So is a propane BBQ grill yet you will find at least one in every backyard/garage.

MANDD 06-14-2013 05:48 PM

Not trying to argue here, just stating the obvious.

I do not think we drive our BBQ's down the road.

Mark.

careless7 06-14-2013 05:58 PM

13 years out of the E38 system... with AC on blast. Bought a new car instead of fixing LOL.

BmW1819 06-14-2013 07:10 PM

*rockout*


QUOTE=MANDD;1614408]Not trying to argue here, just stating the obvious.

I do not think we drive our BBQ's down the road.

Mark.[/quote]

jabela 06-15-2013 02:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MANDD (Post 1614408)
Not trying to argue here, just stating the obvious.

I do not think we drive our BBQ's down the road.

Mark.

Some people do drive BBQ's down the road... :)

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doogee 06-15-2013 03:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jabela (Post 1614446)
Some people do drive BBQ's down the road... :)

http://www.blogcdn.com/green.autoblo...opanef-150.jpg

This might shut some people up

MANDD 06-15-2013 10:35 AM

And there are taxis and other passenger cars running on propane for fueling, all professionally fitted mostly in the US.

There are still a few in Toronto, I used to do these conversions they were big in the 90's and are making headway again due in part to the new technology employed.

In some turbo diesel applications they use Propane has a secondary fuel sprayed in to the air intake. In this application nearly 100% of the fuel is burned with and increase in power has opposed to 70-80% with just diesel fuel.

It is a safe fuel when used in the correct application and definitely a cheaper alternative to gas.

@Doggee I am not sure what you are trying to imply I do not think any one is trying to start a argumentative debate.

But back to the original question...... 98 E38 had since new A/C still works, 96 Range Rover condenser failed after 15 years, 99 Discovery compressor failed after 12 years, 92 E34 Evaporator failed after 13 years 04 E66 A/C still works, 91 E31 A/C still works but converted to 134A last year and sold the removed R12 to dupont.

Mark.


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