Good time to buy A/C tools

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by disston, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. troidus

    troidus Long timer

    Sep 1, 2010
    I converted an '85 T-15 Jimmy to R134a. I replaced the entire gas loop, including the hard lines, with new parts. I got three years out of it before the compressor locked up. The problem with some conversions is that the compressor oil doesn't like to run uphill and pools in the low spots in the system. Ideally, that low spot is the compressor, but my Jimmy had the compressor in the high spot. I'm sure the compressor just ran out of oil and seized.
  2. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

    Mar 22, 2011
    Silver Spring, Md
    I don't think I could R&R the evaporator in 3.8 hrs. I did the heater core several years ago. It's right next door to the evap. It took me two days to do the heater. I looked at the evap while I was in there and it was MORE work than the heater. Not only is the dash pretty much removed but for the evap the front fender needs to come off. Maybe it was a shortcut I decided on and it's not required but I decided that it would help.