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Old 04-02-10, 02:33 PM   #1
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Angry yesterday project......

my yesterday project was Evaporator replacement. after removing it there was little pin hole that the freon was leaking from slowly. now im back to frigid air ....








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Old 04-02-10, 02:35 PM   #2
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damn that sucks, while its out you should swap to black!
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Old 04-02-10, 02:39 PM   #3
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oh man, how long did that take...hope mines still has a long life...
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Old 04-02-10, 02:39 PM   #4
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if u woulda posted this up BEFORE hand i could have shown you a product most HVAC places including us sell that woulda kept you from having to remove the dash and would probably have fixed the little pin hole leak

be the BEST time to replace those servo's btw, couldnt have any easier access to them... lol

good job on getting it done though
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it took about 6 hours . i have done acura and recently done e46 evaporator. i must say this one was the easiest. i bought the car with a low leak and they try fixing it but it didn't work. evap was only like $280+ the expansion valve. done the work myself now shes good for another 100K
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Old 04-02-10, 02:47 PM   #6
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also the slow leak didn't bother me, it was the freon smell that was killing me .
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Old 04-02-10, 03:22 PM   #7
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good to know it wasnt that bad.. looks brutal disassembling the dash
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Old 04-02-10, 03:49 PM   #8
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Take it a step at a time and it's not too bad.
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... i could have shown you a product that woulda kept you from having to remove the dash and would probably have fixed the little pin hole leak..
Hey do tell whats that product you guys use to block holes in the HVAC system. Can someone introduce it into the system to prevent leaks or is it recommended to be put in after a leak has been detected?

Good work on it you guys are right it isnt as bad as it looks i not too long ago had to remove the dash on a Lincoln town car just to get to the heater core.
i have a question- did you remain with any srews or bolts after this job..
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Wow that looks so confusing.. for a DIY
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im planing on writing little DIY. i did end up with 2 screws lol . i know where one goes just too lazy to take the knee panel off, but no clue on the other one.
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wow that looks like quite a feat
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Old 04-03-10, 08:01 AM   #13
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also the slow leak didn't bother me, it was the freon smell that was killing me .
that smell shoulda be the best part

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Hey do tell whats that product you guys use to block holes in the HVAC system. Can someone introduce it into the system to prevent leaks or is it recommended to be put in after a leak has been detected?
its recommended to add to the system AFTER a leak. this wont seal a dime sized leak though, its made for small pin hole leaks. i used it personally in my 1993 es300, i was adding a little under a pound a year and it sealed it right up

its made by a company called cliplight

http://www.cliplight.com/

we sell tons of it for residential HVAC units but we do carry and sell some for the auto's.

here is the automotive one

http://www.cliplight.com/automotive/...tID=16&catID=4

this is the freon im running....

http://www.icorinternational.com/hotshot.html

it can be added to the r-134a no problems and will run 10-15 degrees cooler. its amazing! the hotshot is also available in a 10oz can although the standard can for it is a 25lb jug

oh....i manage a HVAC supply house locally in town so im familiar with most of this stuff. good stuff though OP

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nice, good work! i had to do this once when i swapped dashes before. shoulda wrapped it when i had it out
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