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I think I cursed myself a few months ago when I suggested that my cars have been remarkably reliable. Soon after that the transmission in one failed, the engine in another blew a piston, and 2 AC systems started to leak.
(as an offering we acquired a "rescue saab" with a knocking engine ... working on that one now. I hope this will appease the saab gods! )
Anyway the current issue is an A/C leak. I did take the car to the neighborhood mechanic. He charged me a lot of money and kept the car for a long time and it still leaks. So I want to do this myself ...
Any advice on techniques or tools? I've seen UV dyes and UV lights on amazon. Are they effective? Is there a better way to track down the leak? what do the pro's do?
non-functioning A/C is simply a non-starter here in eastern NC. It's brutal out there.
'08 9⁵ 2.3T SportCombi, Polar White
'01 9⁵ Aero Midnight Blue (benched)
'00 9⁵ Aero Midnight Blue (rescued)
'99 9⁵ Base model, Cosmic blue
'00 9⁵ Aero Silver (RIP - transmission )
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- A/C leak, help advice., bobc , Mon, 27 Jul 2020 09:28:17 <-- Viewing This Message
- next steps, bobc , Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:01:35
- Re: A/C leak, help advice., TG, Tue, 28 Jul 2020 05:44:45
- Re: A/C leak, help advice., Bernie , Mon, 27 Jul 2020 19:49:531
- Re: A/C leak, help advice., Dave The Ice Age Knave , Mon, 27 Jul 2020 16:54:061
- Re: A/C leak, help advice., JerseySaab , Mon, 27 Jul 2020 16:34:241
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