BADASS of New England

An automobile club for the enthusiast who enjoys the last of the big GM cars. The rear wheel drive B and D bodys. Chevrolet Impala SS, Caprice, 9C1, Buick Roadmaster, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Cadillac Fleetwood
HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Log in
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password
Who is online?
In total there are 2 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 2 Guests


Most users ever online was 101 on Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:40 pm
Latest topics
» 2012 and up Caprice PPV
Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:36 pm by No Moa

» I wasn't even looking for this one, I swear!
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:52 am by 95brmw

» This forum needs a pulse check.... pics included
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:04 pm by Grumpy

» 1994 Roadmaster Estate Wagon
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:15 am by lvd2340

» Who're You callin a Turkey?
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:32 pm by 802

» New Ride
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:17 am by silverfox103

» Complete SS interior.
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:35 pm by No Moa

» 2016 9th Annual Roundup, List of Attendees
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:04 am by MASShole9C1

» Pictures from the 2016 Roundup
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:03 pm by toomanytoyz


Display results as :
Rechercher Advanced Search
December 2016

Share | 

 AC Tools ...

View previous topic View next topic Go down 

Posts : 2152
Join date : 2009-01-21
Age : 29
Location : NH

PostSubject: AC Tools ...   Sat May 08, 2010 10:41 pm

The AC in almost all of the cars I have owned hasn't worked. It's time for a change.

I am thinking of getting a cheap gage and vacuum pump from Harbour Freight.

They have a single stage 2.5 CMF 75 micron vacuum pump or
a two stage 3 CFM 3 CMF 25 micron pump.

Would the smaller pump be good enough?
Anyone know any place else for cheap AC service tools?

I think I also need a can tap and a thermometer would be nice.
Back to top Go down

Posts : 2152
Join date : 2009-01-21
Age : 29
Location : NH

PostSubject: Ice Cold!!!!   Fri May 21, 2010 12:52 am

I'll answer my own question.

The cheaper pump sems to work fine.

50° drop! And that's with slightly less than 24 oz. of freon (should be 28 oz.) and an accumulator recyled from another car.

I might still have a leak or maybe I just didn't tighten a hose enough. I got impatient and wanted to know if the compressor was good since I never had it running in this car.

I suspect that HF gauges aren't very accurate. My low and hi pressure readings were a little higher than they should have been.

If it's hot I may just pop a stereo in, skip NED, and drive around all day Saturday. Smile

Anyone know of a local source for pump oil?
Back to top Go down

Posts : 1690
Join date : 2009-03-12
Age : 45
Location : Southern, NH

PostSubject: Re: AC Tools ...   Fri May 21, 2010 5:08 pm

Swing over to the shop in Nashua and we can hook up good gauges.
Back to top Go down

Posts : 2152
Join date : 2009-01-21
Age : 29
Location : NH

PostSubject: Re: AC Tools ...   Fri May 21, 2010 7:38 pm

I was reading the temperature gauge wrong it seems IR thermometers are subject to temperature changes. It looks like I do have a leak but there is light ahead. Smile

Thanks maybe I could get idea of how far my gauges are off. The compressor was cycling when the low pressure read above 25.
Back to top Go down

Posts : 2152
Join date : 2009-01-21
Age : 29
Location : NH

PostSubject: Re: AC Tools ...   Mon May 31, 2010 12:02 pm

After spending about $500 it looks like the AC is now working. Good thing the compressor was OK. Smile

Need more pump oil now, maybe Total Air in Nashua.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content

PostSubject: Re: AC Tools ...   Today at 3:21 am

Back to top Go down
AC Tools ...
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
» PokeTech Tools
» Hobby Tools/Product Reviews
» Which brand of stainless tools are the very best?
» Disinfecting tools
» VIDEO: SandevBonsai Yamadori series - Tools for collecting trees

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
BADASS of New England :: 91-96 B & D-body tech :: Problems / Maintenance-
Jump to: