Air Conditioning Upgrade
jeremiah at curryclan.net
Fri Sep 2 10:17:20 PDT 2011
I used a kit from autozone to change the connections on my old 91 200 20v
and refill the system. It had the 134a and oil and worked fine, but I
didn't have the car for much after that, so can't speak to long-term.
From: quattro-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:quattro-bounces at audifans.com] On
Behalf Of Ed Kellock
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2011 11:18 AM
To: 'Paul Caouette'; 'Tony Hoffman'
Cc: quattro at audifans.com
Subject: RE: Air Conditioning Upgrade
I just did the 1992 Firebird with a kit from Advance Auto. It just had
fitting adaptors and 3 cans of 134a w/oil. The system on the car had been
completely devoid of freon for several years so I just filled it up and it's
blowing cold. Different animal though, the Pontiac versus an Audi. I tried
to use the left over to charge the 93 V8, but the fitting wasn't correct.
My Avant needs AC service too. This year it seems to have no cold-ability.
I might try to convert it as well.
From: Paul Caouette [mailto:paxnobis at gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2011 6:20 AM
To: Tony Hoffman
Cc: Ed Kellock; quattro at audifans.com
Subject: Air Conditioning Upgrade
Figured it would be a good time to ask about how difficult it would be to
refit my '91 Avant 20 Valve Turbo
with a 134 system?
It seems to be getting more and more difficult to service the old Freon
Anyone know of an A/C shop in Denver with Freon?
On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 8:12 AM, Tony Hoffman <auditony at gmail.com> wrote:
Really no reason to spend that amount. If there is metal in teh system, it
will need a compressor and expansion valve, reciever dryer, and all the
o-rings. Other than that, it's all labor. Pull it apart, blow through
everything with interdynamics cleaner, and reassemble. Less than $600 in
parts, at my standard markup. I just don't see $4400. I really don't see
more than $1500 for this job, but maybe my rent is much lower than theirs
On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 8:57 PM, Ed Kellock <ed.kellock at gmail.com> wrote:
> A friend of mine just picked up a 2000 A4 Avant that has inop AC. They
> it to a shop for an estimate to get the AC working which came back in at
> $4400. Is there something so unique and/or difficult with the AC system
> that car that would make this so high? I've read over the estimate and
> basically want to replace/rebuild the entire system, compressor, orifice
> tube/expansion valve, evaporator, condensor, and hoses. They mention
> something about a front-end collision and metal in the system. Shocking.
> Surely this can be done for far less.
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