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Old 07-22-2012, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by LATECH View Post
I wouldnt use the oil/freon combo to charge with.
Add 3 ounces of oil to the low side then connect the hose, and charge the system.
the system calls for about 26 ounces IIRC, and if you put in 2 cans of freon with oil, your only putting in 22 ounces of freon.
12 ounce can - one ounce of freon is left out in place of the oil.
I only use oil/freon charge when I have a partially charged system that needs a shot to quiet a compressor.
You want to get as close to the proper amount of freon in the system as you can. 2 12 ounce cans woulkd be 24 ounces.
Also the can you showed says leak sealer on it. Not a good Idea. Leak stop can plug up things and kill compressors.
The camry has a pretty well built system, should be able to fix your leaks easy, and all will be good.No need for stop leak.
Now I have 93 Mazda that had R12 in it. I want to retrofit R134a in it. Im buying new ac dryer, new condenser was installed years ago as old one was crashed. Somewhere I read that I have replace o-rings.
Is PAG oil compatible with old o-rings. I don't want to replace all o-rings if I can find a compatible oil.
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