Originally Posted by Theseus
I figured that if there was no pressure I was safe to do the part exchange, but then I would still need a charge. From what I understand it is easy and my mechanic friend can do it, the hard part if finding the machine.
You think I could get away with replacing the compressor and then taking it to any old A/C shop for a cheap charge and fill?
i would think so, jeeze, ive charged maybe 40+ cars, im only 39 almost 40 yo. parts in, pull vacuum to 500 microns or less. YOU make them let you see!!!, (maybe 2-3 beers 30-60 minutes. shutoff vacuum for 15 minutes, microns hold, they charge per weight of refrigerant printed, turn on a/c see 39-45 degree air, no leaks its all good. if they are sharp, they will put uv/flourescent dye in @ time of charging for extra $20, then you can find leak later easy. please dye,