On Thu, 17 Aug 2006 18:06:57 GMT, "Steve Forrestor"
No. There are no isolator valves as there were on the old
piston compressors. The systems are designed to be
evacuated by an EPA compliant recycler before opening the
system. Your system is likely an R12 system IIRC. If you
are replacing the compressor, you will need to also replace
the accumulator to maintain the warranty on a replacement
compressor. Once you get that far, it would be wise to
flush the system and convert it to R134 since you will need
a license to purchase R12 to refill the system unless you
plan to have an a/c shop do this for you. You could also
get a license on the net by taking a little test and paying
a license fee. Anyone who handles the refrigerant is
"legally" required to have and use the proper
recycling/charging equipment. While you have the system
open, make sure you replace the orifice tube. They tend to
clog over the years reducing refrigerant flow.
Sadly, it wont be the EPA and the Ford engineers you will be screwing.....
These regulations don't exist to appease some engineer or similar....If
there was no problem, there would be no regulation....
You, young sir, are myopic and selfish and I hope that everyone on this NG
that does their part in minimizing the trail of pollution they leave in
their wake sees you for what you are worth.
I imagine that you would be the guy that throws garbage at the 4h club
cleaning refuse from the ditch.... and one of the first to complain if
someone messes up your shit....
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