Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 03:13:29 GMT
From: tom reingold <>
Subject: Re: R-134a in 86 SAAB 900 T?

Charles Stoyer wrote: > Turned on my A/C today and it is not blowing cold air. 86 SAAB 900 T 3-door. > > I like this car. It only has 225,000 miles on it. Everything works (except > the A/C). > > Should I get it fixed with R-12 or convert to R-134A? I gotta have A/C. > > I live in Golden, 6300 feet, so it's not like Phoenix or Houston... > > Every mechanic I have ever talked to says R-134a sucks. Every owner I have > ever talked to (who converted) says it's not as good as R-12 but it does > work. Of course, systems designed for R-134a work well, I have heard. It's > the retrofits that are up in the air, so to speak. > > Probably call Mile Hi Auto Body tomorrow. They fixed it 7 years ago for > $140. If a couple $300 will buy me another few years, I'd go for it. But > what about the compressor, etc? > > Thanks for any advice, > > Charles. > > I had my 1986 900T refitted with an R134a compressor. It worked just fine. This is in NJ, in the NYC metro area, where we have hot and humid summers. Most every day in August is hot. -- Tom Reingold

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