R 134 conversion Minneapolis Area

does anyone know of a good service provided in the Minneapolis area? I want to convert my 380SL from R-12 to R134 A/C I can't afford to take to the dealer who wants a fortune. Thanks

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Why do you want to convert it? If it ain't broke don't fix it!
Mine one the other hand was broke, so I bought the conversion kit, expelled the remaining r-12 from the line, installed the spuds, installed the two part stop leak and two cans of 134a, and its running like a champ all for $30 bucks.
Don't know if I would have been so gutsy if it were working, but "Hey" can always go pay the big bucks, right?
Worked for me, don't know if its right for you.
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Worked for me, don't know if its right for you. ____________________________________________ Find a good indie AC repair shop and have them check out your system. Why convert if your R-12 unit is working? It is usually much cheaper to fix the R-12 system than to convert to R-134. If you are keeping the car long term I would certainly stay with the R-12. And the cost of R-12 continues to drop....still not as cheap as R-134 but nowhere near as expensive as it used to be.
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Why is the cost of R12 coming down? I thought because of environmental law it wasn't being manufactured in the US anymore, which was why the price went sky high. Has something changed?
I had mine converted about 5 years ago, when I needed a new compressor, so that I wouldn't have to worry about future availability and the high price of R12. The downside is that after conversion, you typically lose about 20% or so in cooling capacity.
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