Thread: A/C woes
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:02 AM   #3
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2002 SL2
Default Re: A/C woes

If the system is producing cold air, but it's not keeping up,
here is a shade tree mechanic's way of fixing...

Add a can of PAG oil, it is actually 1 ounce oil, one ounce R134a, and one ounce "performance enhancers".
Do this only once in the life of the car, the system will drown!

http://www.walmart.com/ip/PAG-100-wi...harge/16888788

You will need a set of can taps to add, they are $20 or a six pack of favorite beverage for a friend...

Also, check the Schrader valves, the ports you add freon, for leakage with soapy water. Known failure point...

Done this to several teenaged (or older) cars, with good results every time...

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2002 Silver SL2, manual, 5th gear swap (.605), 80,000 miles, black badges,
205/60R15 "H" rated tires, 5mm spacers rear...
Mobil 1 ESP 0W-30, NAPA 41516...
NGK BKR6E-11 spark plugs

Last edited by mattwithcats; 07-06-2016 at 01:12 AM..

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