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lets get our ac fixed this winter

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by supersize75, Oct 1, 2002.

  1. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    Alright even though my blazer isn't moven yet, I know what no ac is like in Arizona and 110 temp, so how about we put our minds together and post a tech article on every thing we need to check, replace, convert or the how-to's. I persnally dont want to sweat it out next summer as for now the tops off! I may or may not be a trail king so why shouldn't we be treated like kings and have our ac working if we have to leave the top on?

    mabey get the local groups together and do a weekend work shop....10 k5ers are better than one, isn't that why we're all on this website?

    thanks Shawn in az.......water!!!!!!! /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
  2. GadgetK5

    GadgetK5 Registered Member

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    This is one of the MANY projects I'll be taking on within the months to come. I'd love to have some clues to get started with (I spend more time researching stuff for my Blazer than I do working on it. /forums/images/icons/ooo.gif

    One of the previous owners replaced / rebuilt the engine and pretty much stripped everything off of it -- they really didn't know what they were doing. No emissions stuff (we're in CA -- I'm assuming they bribed someone to get it smogged, but it hadn't been smogged for a year before I purchased it), and the compressor was never put back on (no brackets). I'm not quite starting from scratch, but close enough...
     
  3. rh88k5

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    I'd be interested in that also, my 88's compressor is screaming, and would like to convert to 134, I've converted before on my '83, but never changed the compressor (it was okay) Do I still buy an r12 comp and convert to 134 or do I buy a 134 comp?
     
  4. trouble1

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    Why does someone bring up A?C the day that the snow starts flying here... /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif Good luck though, I just went thru mine, and have to start over....it worked better befor I fixed it. hahahaha
     
  5. Thunder

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    Heres a good place to get good AC info: aircondition.comBBs
    There's some good people on their boards.
    Doing a search on your questions will turn up quite a bit of info too
     
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    I've mine ready to go, i just need the stupid brackets that I cant seem to find /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
     
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    This has been discussed here numerous times. Why don't you start by gathering up info from the old posts and summarizing it. Then everyone can see what still needs to be added. If you pull it together nicely, it can probably go in the tech section of this site. We will probably want about 3 categories and a description of the pros and cons for each:
    -Getting A/C up to par again sticking with R12
    -Cheap "kit" conversion to R134
    -Conversion using new O-rings and accumulator (possibly including some tech tips for changing the compressor)

    Feel free to use anything that I've posted on A/C in the past.
     

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