A/C Bleeding

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by MarkG, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. MarkG

    MarkG Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2003
    Colorado Springs
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    How can I - or even can I - safely bleed the freon out of my A/C; going to remove it completly for now to do timing cover bearings and radiator rebuild.
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  3. Dave

    Dave F1 Rookie

    Apr 15, 2001
    Little Rock
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    David Jones
    Mark, if you are talking about your 82 308, you can just move the compressor out of the way.
    But if you feel the need to remove it, stop by any licensed A/C place and let them recover the freon before you start the job.
  4. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Dec 6, 2002
    Houston, Texas
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    It takes a special pump to reclaim it. As mentioned, any licensed repair shop has them.
  5. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
    Consultant Owner

    May 5, 2001
    Groton, MA
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    Verell Boaen
    As recommended, go to an A/C shop & have them remove it. They'll give you credit for the removed FR12 which you can then use when you have the system refilled. The system holds a couple of pounds of FR12 which is going for about $70/lb these days!

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