AC not cold, some oil also leaked under the compressor? Do I refill r12 or convert to 134a?
The AC on my 83 280ZXT is also very tight..I've owned it since 1990 and I don't think I've had to recharge it more than once...until it sat on jackstands for four years. Not running the AC lets the seals leak.After not having AC over a decade, I decided to ask my local mechanic to convert my 82 280zx turbo to R134. Nothing changed out, just valve conversion, vacuum and new R134. Surprisingly, he said there was no leak anywhere (which makes me thing I lost the old Freon at the valves). Anyway, now running year 2 with no issues. I should have done it earlier!
$1100I need to replace the ac hose from the compressor to the condenser lower, but cant find one? anyone ever use the ac kits sold by zcar source?
plus i need a local shop to ship the core in?
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Years ago a shop converted my 81 AC to 134A, it was installed by the dealer, then I had a problem that the bolts holding the pulley to the compressor would start sheering. The shop replaced the compressor 3 times. Finally, I said forget it and took off the AC to return it back to stock. I never did get an answer why it kept failing.This makes me want to have a shop look at the AC in my 1980. My uncle bought a base model car off the lot in Feb of 1980, and had AC installed at the dealership a month after purchase. I have the receipt from the dealership for $432, or thereabouts ($1200 in today's dollars). The HVAC controls are the non-AC controls, but when you put the air direction lever all the way to the left (Vent), it's supposed to turn on the AC. It doesn't work, and the fuse was pulled when I got the car. Reinstalling the fuse has not caused any issues, so not sure why the fuse was pulled. Pulley spins freely (belt is currently removed), and the clutch spins without issue. Maybe it just needs to be charged up, and I'll be good to go.
If it needs an entirely new system (this is the most likely scenario), that's going to be some $$$. So, unlikely this car will ever have AC again.