Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 05:00:24 GMT
From: "James Sweet" <jamessweetnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: 9000 air-conditioning service?


"yaofeng" <yaofengchennospaml.com> wrote in message news:1118802911.102051.230980nospam2000cwa.googlegroups.com... > As far back as 1993, SAAB 9000's US model use r-134a already. For sure > 1996 9000 cde uses r-134a. Recharge doesn't cost $200 either. Let me > guess. You live in the UK, correct? Divide everything you pay in the > UK by 2 to 4, depending on the item, that's what you pay for in the US. > I didn't realize they made 9K's much after '93 so my comment was based on an older car. No I don't live in the UK, I live in the US, and recycled R-12 is running about $70/lb or about $200 to recharge an old system. That's why I advocated R-134a if it was not already made to use it, as it's only about $2/lb in 30 lb cylinders or $5-$6/lb in the little cans you can get anywhere. It's still not cheap to have a shop do anything related to the A/C but if the system hasn't lost it's vacuum anyone can buy the stuff to top it off.

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