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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-22-2016, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Ac recharge kit with leak sealer

Hey guys my compressor is cycling on and off frequently as well as ac not cooling efficiently so I'm pretty sure it's low on r134a, I was curious if anyone had had any issues with the kits that have the leak sealer, I'm hesitant but I've heard conflicting storys. Thanks a lot for the help and I apologize if it's already been discussed I couldn't find it on here.
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Hey guys my compressor is cycling on and off frequently as well as ac not cooling efficiently so I'm pretty sure it's low on r134a, I was curious if anyone had had any issues with the kits that have the leak sealer, I'm hesitant but I've heard conflicting storys. Thanks a lot for the help and I apologize if it's already been discussed I couldn't find it on here.
do not use leak sealer this can cause blockages.

did your ride come with 134 from factory ? IF so I would add some PAG 150 refrigerant oil when you charge it. low oil levels do cause leaks as well as lube the compressor . 2 OZ should do it.

If the compressor runs quieter after this then it was low on oil. I would also add a small amount of leak detector UV. then you will see where its leaking. compressor leaks on these are quite common with this design/compressor used.

if your ride came with r12 then you must use a conversion oil.
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Hey guys my compressor is cycling on and off [SNIP]
What do you mean by cycling on/off? It's normal for an A/C system to engage and disengage the compressor. It's not normal for it to happen frequently, but the compressor will engage and disengage the clutch depending upon the load/demand it is seeing.

Do you have a set of gauges, or have a friend that does? That would be the first order of business; to find out what state the system is in before you even start doing anything.

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If he had gauges, he wouldn't be asking bout these kits.

Get out your wallet and take it to a shop for proper diagnosis and repair. If you don't, you will have one problem after another and spend a lot more time and money on it. Good luck.

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Thanks a lot for the advice guys, the compressor is cycling on and off about every 5 seconds, I know it comes on and off but that's way to frequently. I have a buddy that's got the gauges I'll ask him to help I just didn't want to bother him. It's really awesome how much you guys are willing to help since I've bought the car I've spend hours just reading this forum and have learned so much about these cars already, thanks again!
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Thanks a lot for the advice guys, the compressor is cycling on and off about every 5 seconds, I know it comes on and off but that's way to frequently. I have a buddy that's got the gauges I'll ask him to help I just didn't want to bother him. It's really awesome how much you guys are willing to help since I've bought the car I've spend hours just reading this forum and have learned so much about these cars already, thanks again!
Do yourself and others a favor, and fill in your location, and year make and model of your ride in the user CP. You may have an ISSF member right next door who could help.

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Good idea thanks a lot!
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-24-2016, 12:34 AM
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Your system has a leak. Find the leak first before doing anything.

I wouldn't arbitrarily go adding oil to the system in any amount. Too much is as bad as too little.
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Your system has a leak. Find the leak first before doing anything.

I wouldn't arbitrarily go adding oil to the system in any amount. Too much is as bad as too little.
the ac system requires about 9OZ of oil. as time passes the oil as well as refrigerant leaks out.

if you had 3 OZ too much oil in it the cooling ability would be reduced slightly.It will not blow up....

too little oil it will compressor lock up ,and it will be a very bad day.

after 10 yrs I add the 2 OZ to the AC systems.
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It's not normal for anything to leak out.

Fix the leak or keep putting a band aid on it. It's your car.
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