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Anyone know how much freon is a pound?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by shum1, Jun 17, 2002.

  1. shum1

    shum1 1/2 ton status

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    I got a suburban, they tell me it swallows 4-5 lbs of freon at $80 a pound. I have rear a/c which sucks even worse.
     
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    My friend works at firestone auto center and they charge $97 a pound.
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I just recharged a vehicle which took 1.5 Lbs @ ~$70/lb I think the total charge with labor was around $150.

    FYI
     
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    It was originally equipped with R-12, but you can change it over to R-134A which is more readily available (you can buy it at most parts stores) and costs much less.
     
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    You can retrofit it and charge it for about $50.
     
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    JIM88K5 1/2 ton status

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    $61.50 a pound at my shop. I may be mistaken but even a sub with rear ac does not take that much unless it had been completley evacuated. If it's not to late, have it retro-
    fitted to r134a. $16.00 bucks an lb.
    Jim
     
  7. HarryH3

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    If the system is just being "topped off", then it shouldn't take nearly that much freon. But if it's being opened to replace a component, then it will take a bunch. I just checked the sticker on my '90 Sub with rear air and it calls for 5.25 lbs to do a full charge. /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
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    SWAMPRNR 1/2 ton status

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    The place i work at needs to raise its prices after reading this we charge $50.00 a pound and 15.95 hook up. Maybe its a TEXAS thing .
     
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    Look into a product called "Freeze 12" It is supposed to be compatable with R-12 systems and cool better than 134.
    You can do a search and find it, it is about $10 a pound, some locat perts stores carry it too.
     
  10. Diesel Dan

    Diesel Dan 1/2 ton status

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    I was just into Advanced Auto and checked on the small 12 oz cans(suicide cans). They were $30 each, don't bother to check unless you have the ASE certificate however. Funny thing is, mine is the first one they issued and it doesn't show up in their books as a valid certificate /forums/images/icons/mad.gif , but we got it straightened out.
     

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