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Old 05-24-2006, 04:35 AM   #11
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r-12 is no longer produced in the united states, it can still be bought but its as expensive as liquid gold

i retrofitted my ac to r134 myself and it was ice cold. i did it because my system was completeley discharged because the schrader valve on the accumulator failed and discharged the whole system.

id reccomend replacing the accumulator tho some r-12 ones have parts in them that work with r-12 lubricants only and its a cheap part for our bonnie at autozone and easy to replace and u get new orings for it too which also kills another bird with one stone

where exactly are you located in wi (i was in wi on sunday twice ), next time im up there i could do it for ya, just get the kit, and youll be set
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WJ, all I can say is that cat is flowing like crazy to sound like that.... Talk about a grumble...

And I need to do the write up for the coil swap... I have all the info I need and pics... I Just have to find more time to get it done...

One thing at a time I guess...lol

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thanks for postin the pics..ur engine bay looks way different from mine..lol
He changed over to the newer Coolant / Washer bottles from the 92-95 Bonnie iirc

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WJ no problem. but the engine bay does need a good cleaning. In the 89 I had- I had to change the coolant over flow bottle a couple of times as the plastic on the bottom of the tank always cracked. Didn't want that for the 91,

JR- you're right on the money. My AC friend is happy to have more space to work
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So why does switching the coil packs make a difference? I'm thinking about doing this to my 90 SSE... Do the newer ones produce a hotter spark or what?
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yes, as far as i know, they do prduce a hotter spark, therefore burning the gas more completely and more efficently. My gas mileage has gone up from about 28 on the highway to about 32 on the highway. I also feel a bit of a power increase. I would recommend it. PM BillBoost37 to get some, they are very easy to install, and look way better
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