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Old 06-22-2018, 01:42 AM   #1
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air conditioning problem

Friends I have an air conditioning problem. Recently refilled and already lost all the gas. What can be verified? are there any known problems? exists diy tutorial? Thanks in advance

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Old 06-22-2018, 02:33 AM   #2
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A leak that quick would point me to the condensers. That's the most likely spot for a puncture in the system due to road debris.
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:19 AM   #3
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Use a dye in the system and check for leaks as above. Condenser is a cheap and easy fix. The front to rear pipe can corrode especially by the clips or get crushed or punctured by a stray jack.
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Use a dye in the system and check for leaks as above. Condenser is a cheap and easy fix. The front to rear pipe can corrode especially by the clips or get crushed or punctured by a stray jack.
Recently I read, somewhere, that introducing a chemical into the system can create more problems than it reveals.

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Recently I read, somewhere, that introducing a chemical into the system can create more problems than it reveals.

Hoping a PRO will chime in and tell me I'm incorrect.
Shops use dye in leaking systems all the time. Trick is to use a dye made for the purpose, which will not harm anything and can be left in the system indefinitely.
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:46 PM   #6
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If you know for a fact that there is no more freon in the system (don't vent freon into the atmosphere!) rig up dry shop air into the system, m80-90 psi will do, and listen for a leak or check with soapy water. I found the leak in my 986 within 10 seconds that way (corroded low pressure line underneath car).
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:40 PM   #7
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I would like to suggest that you use nitrogen, instead of shop air if at all possible, for the purpose of pressure testing.

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