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Old August 2nd, 2005, 05:00 PM
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My AC is awesome!!!

ok,

Since most internet boards are full of, my this is broken, or my that is broken, I thought I'd post something positive, just because I'm so impressed with this 10 year old jalopy of mine.

about a week ago, I spent about $40 to get supplies, and recharged the AC on my 1995 SW. WOW, this thing is a great unit. It blows cold air, like there is no tomorrow, to a point hat I start freezing my What-nuts off ....

What a truck!!! Sure..she needs about a thousand things done her, ....but with 118K on the clock now, she still rocks!!

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Old August 2nd, 2005, 05:34 PM
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lol arbi!
i am jealous! although mine works now!

and remember, freon + testicles = sterilization

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Old August 2nd, 2005, 07:01 PM
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Oh, my AC rocks also. It also freezes my rocks since the Defender system is perfectly positioned to blow on your knees and nuts.

As an aside, I busted a custom AC hose on my move across country 2 weeks ago (I have a 97 AC system modified for a 300Tdi - the hose broke because of bad design on my part) - anyway it was a hundred degrees out and I sweated my nuts off for 700 miles because I had no cold air blowing on them. Well, I called Thermo-King in St Louis (who makes/services reefer units for trailers) and they made me a super-professional rebuildable AC line while I waited. an r134 charge, and my nuts were cool again.

Thats my story.
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Old August 2nd, 2005, 07:48 PM
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lol!

ps> whats an R134 charge?

-dan
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Old August 2nd, 2005, 08:34 PM
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R12 is old environmentally non-friendly Freon, and R134a is the "new" refrigerant used in air conditioning systems. You can get R134a in bottles at your local atuo parts/walmart store. If your system has R134a is has a big sticker on it somewhere stating so.
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Old August 2nd, 2005, 08:45 PM
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Based on the common theme of cooling "the guys" I think that I'm going to need to look into the new AC systems that Rovers North has. Yesterday I had to drive from LA to Tahoe and the whole way up the 99 I was in misery. It wasn't that bad last summer so I thought that I could do without. Wrong.

This leads to: can anyone recomend a shop in the LA area that has experience installing AC kits?

Dan - R134 is the new coolant that is used in AC systems instead of freon. Supposedly R134 doesn't destory the ozone layer the way freon does.

-Mark
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Old August 2nd, 2005, 10:54 PM
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I would recommend checking out rover accesories. Teir new facility in inglewood is great, and they have a real can do attitude. Another good place is british car service in inglewood, a really knowledgable friendly store. I would not recommend absolute rovers in west hollywood. I have heard bad stories. Also Huntington motors in pasadena is good, but slow and selective on what they will do. Lastly, do not go to british motors in north hollywood, they appeat to specialize only in discovery upkeep.

hope this helps
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 12:55 AM
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thanks for the lesson, mark.....

ps> i went to west coast rovers in irvine...they did a good job on my rig...

-dan
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 02:22 AM
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AC is an easy install when you buy a kit that is plug-and-play. Its fabricating hoses and re-engineering the wiring schematic that takes time. Except for pressure testing the system and charging it, someone who is not a mechanic can install the parts in a weekend.
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