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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JimmyJuneau, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. JimmyJuneau

    JimmyJuneau 1/2 ton status

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    Who here has added freon R-12 to there system?
    I got a can of it today along with the gauge. DO you puncture the can with the gauge needle? and then open it up when the other end is attached to the truck? Will one 12 ounce can fill up the system or will I need more than that?
     
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    if its the guage set up i am thinking , just screw it on and
    the needle inside the connector will puncture the can. do not punture first. this will leak the freon out.
    two questions though
    why would you need a/c in alaska /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif i lived there and never got above 75 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    where did you get r12 , and how much did you pay ?
     
  3. JimmyJuneau

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    The can I have has a metal cover over the top of it.

    I dont live in Ak anymore I live in Ca now and its damn hot here.

    And I got the r 12 from my cousin. He found it in his garage of my uncles old house.
     
  4. Dale fan

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    Just screw the can onto the guage line. That will puncture it. If your totally empty then one can isn't going to do it. If it's blowing cool but not cold 1 can might fix it.
     
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    Man r12 is pricey and hard to get by the 12 oz can, do yourself a favor and convert to 134a it's cheap and you do not neeed a cert card to buy it. guys if you do not have a cert card for AC go to ASE and have them send you the test book and get certified because buy this time next year the EPA will require you to have a it to buy 134a too. stock up on it while it's cheap!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. JimmyJuneau

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    I already have a can of r-12
     

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