I installed my A/C Compressor today and went I bought it the guy told
me to buy three cans of the R-12, you can no longer buy the regular
R-12, but this stuff is designed so it doesn't damage the Ozone layer
as much. It only does about 5% as much damage.
Anyways, I bough the three cans, and today went to another shop and the
guy installed my A/C Compressor belt, because I couldn't figure how to
install the belt. I told the guy that I had R-12 to install into the
lines, but he said no because my car had to use the R134, even though I
heard you can use the R-12 also.
Everyone is using the R-134A the guy at the shop said, where I got my
A/C compressor, and the guy said its crap. He said R-12 is designed to
stay colder than R-134A, because the R134A has to much oil and just
doesn't blow as cold when its very hot. (Daily its in the Mid 90's
here, and very humit)
The guy at the shop who installed the belt put in R134 into my car, and
it blows pretty nice (even though I was ripped off paying $40.00 for
half a can).
I have seen some cars blow so cold that it seems like your stuck in a
room with dry ice, its blowing out ice mist.
My whole question now is should I just keep the crappy R134, or is it
possible to add R-12? can the two be mixed? or would it screw up my
Sorry for the long message. I am just excited because I had this 93
Honda Civic for a year and never had A/C until now. I just want to see
whats the right thing to do.