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Recharing R12 (non-explorer)

hydroxy

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Ok, I need to recharge the AC on an '89 civic. I already have a can of it, so I think it's stupid to pay a service station $150 to recharge it.

I have recharged 134a on my old explorer, very simple. However I'm nervous about doing R12 because:

A. I'm not a tree hugger, but I also try and save the enviroment whenever I can... I dont want to accidently let a bunch loose in the air.
B. People keep saying you have to be certified... I dont want to blow anything up.
C. I dont have a can-tapping kit or hoses/gauges to hookup to the system.

Sooooo if anyone has a link to a site where I can buy something to satisfy A,B,C or any advise - please let me know =).
 






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hydroxy said:
Ok, I need to recharge the AC on an '89 civic. I already have a can of it, so I think it's stupid to pay a service station $150 to recharge it.

I have recharged 134a on my old explorer, very simple. However I'm nervous about doing R12 because:

A. I'm not a tree hugger, but I also try and save the enviroment whenever I can... I dont want to accidently let a bunch loose in the air.
B. People keep saying you have to be certified... I dont want to blow anything up.
C. I dont have a can-tapping kit or hoses/gauges to hookup to the system.

Sooooo if anyone has a link to a site where I can buy something to satisfy A,B,C or any advise - please let me know =).

The fittings to swap to 134 if like 15$ at advance. The only diff is that its quick disco other than screw on. It is a HEAFTY fine if you are caught releasing R12. Do you have a leak somehwere? If you get the lines empty, change the fittings then fill with 134 you will be fine
 






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