I am going to (try) to recommission the aircon on my '88 V12. I have been reading through previous posts on this subject especially neilxjs post from 28th May.
I have asked a few aircon places in edinburgh if they can supply R45 gas but no. My regular garage says R134a will work fine in an old system and this is confirmed by almcl comment in the previous post. My question is do I need to change any components and is there a possibility of long term damage to any of the AC components?
Have a read what KWE have to say about the subject at:
Not everywhere uses it due to seperate sets of equipment and cross contamination, I don't know about Scotland but there must be independants who work on older systems for Mercs / Volvos / BMWs etc. First step I guess is to have a vacuum pulled to make sure the system is sound. Certainly the dryer will need replacing in any case.
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I don't know where you are based, but I had mine converted to R134A about 5 years ago. No issues so far. I had mine done at MDM Jaguar Services in Coalville.
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