doing a/c for 81 240, r134a/official kit/auxilary fan/new compressor/alternative refrigerants, req a

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by D Banerjee, Jun 26, 2003.

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    D Banerjee Guest

    System was of course as usual not that good, and leaky.

    1. Compressor has seized up. I'm going to get a reman or junkyard one, Old
    piston york. Cheaper/better replacements? I've seen a physical adapter for a
    new style compressor, but do hoses fit? new location of charging ports???

    2.Volvo has the official r134a upgrade kit, with new hoses and evaporator
    (!!!!?? would have thought condensor would be the big upgrade) and
    accumulator. $200 good deal, but those components might not need to be
    replaced. Should I really bother? (can't pressure test because compressor is
    leaking)

    3. System needs to get cold FAST. Going to add an aux fan to the condenser,
    also r134a just isn't that good, I was thinking about replacements, like HC,
    which I've heard are "too good" and end up freezing over the evap (heh, I
    don't mind, car will be home by then). What refrigerants really outperform
    r134a? (I have a case of it already, if it's not that much, forget it) I
    don't care to debate the "downsides" of HC, just want to know if it's worth
    the money for cooling power.

    Thanks all.
     
    D Banerjee, Jun 26, 2003
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    I would stick with the York compressor. Check out both new and rebuilt here:
    www.partsamerica.com $140.99 used. I am still running R12 but if I convert I
    will only change the valves on the compressor and the receiver/dryer. Take a
    look at IPD's R134a conversion kit. If your system has been dead for awhile
    it would be a good idea to replace the seals.

    http://www.ipdusa.com/ProductsCat.aspx?CategoryID=1421&NodeID=4515&RootID=62
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    About 10 years ago I replaced my dead York compressor and most of the seals
    and then had it recharged with R12. I did the work myself and it wasn't that
    difficult.

    Another refrigerant option is DuraCool 12A www.duracool.com I don't no
    anything about price or how cold it gets.
     
    Brick_0, Jun 26, 2003
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    Brick_0, Jun 26, 2003
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    D Banerjee Guest

    http://www.partsamerica.com/PartDetails.asp?SourceArea=&SourcePage=SEARCHRES
    ULTS&MfrCode=EVP&MfrPartNumber=2442&PartType=387&PTSet=A

    Is this the compressor? Listed as "A6" Evap inc 2442 remanufactured. All the
    others that actually specify york are ~$320..



    I would stick with the York compressor. Check out both new and rebuilt here:
    www.partsamerica.com $140.99 used. I am still running R12 but if I convert I
    will only change the valves on the compressor and the receiver/dryer. Take a
    look at IPD's R134a conversion kit. If your system has been dead for awhile
    it would be a good idea to replace the seals.

    http://www.ipdusa.com/ProductsCat.aspx?CategoryID=1421&NodeID=4515&RootID=62
    9

    About 10 years ago I replaced my dead York compressor and most of the seals
    and then had it recharged with R12. I did the work myself and it wasn't that
    difficult.

    Another refrigerant option is DuraCool 12A www.duracool.com I don't no
    anything about price or how cold it gets.
     
    D Banerjee, Jun 28, 2003
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