Did some math small r134a cans in CA = total RIPOFF! - Chevy Impala SS Forum
 
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-08-2016, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Did some math small r134a cans in CA = total RIPOFF!

Been trying to get the AC situation resolved in my new (to me) wagon.
Brand new Delphi compressor works, but clutch is defective/bad.
So I get to swap it out AGAIN!
Car takes 1lb 12oz, so need 3 small r134a cans, $32.37
$9.99 12oz. can + $10 core + 8% tax = .90 an ounce or $14.4 per lb.

Actually cheap considering what a shop would charge to do this, but, what a RIPOFF!!!

Since I'll need to recharge it again, do I waste another $32.37?

NO! I go buy a 30lb cylinder for $80.99 gotta love NAPA sometimes. That = $2.70/lb or .17/oz.
Added bonus is I'm probably set for life on r134a...still have my partially used 30lb r12 tank too.
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Can anyone buy the 30 lb tanks? Or is it dealer, resale, licensed tech, etc only?

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Can anyone buy the 30 lb tanks? Or is it dealer, resale, licensed tech, etc only?
I am certified, even brought my card, guy behind counter never said anything or even asked about it. So I'd say yeah probably can buy it w/o any trouble? This was @ O-Side store, but most have similar pricing. Though the closer store to me in Vista gave me a much higher price on phone.
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