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#4438543 - 06/22/17 01:09 PM This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C
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Here's a new one for comparison



PS: It didn't even stop the leak!
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#4438549 - 06/22/17 01:15 PM Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril]
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Yuck.
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#4438574 - 06/22/17 01:42 PM Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril]
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Looks more like compressor failure debris to me.

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#4438579 - 06/22/17 01:43 PM Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril]
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Compressor didn't fail. It's leaking from the case so I'm replacing it, but it builds pressure and cools fine when it has refrigerant in it.


Edited by Anduril (06/22/17 01:44 PM)
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#4438589 - 06/22/17 01:55 PM Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril]
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Thats not even that dirty. I have some on display that are completly packed.
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#4438597 - 06/22/17 02:01 PM Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril]
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I agree with you on this. That ac pro junk with that extra garbage in it is not a good idea. Regular r134a is all that is needed in a system like mine and many others. Plus... Regular r134a is much cheaper as well.
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#4438602 - 06/22/17 02:04 PM Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril]
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That's a poster child for a perfect tube compared to most of what we see. I'm talking every screen pushed in and looking like it was dipped in cooling magma.
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#4438639 - 06/22/17 02:31 PM Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Chris142]
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Originally Posted By: Chris142
That's not even that dirty. I have some on display that are completely packed.


Agreed... Hard to imagine how the system was still functioning with some I've seen
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#4438645 - 06/22/17 02:35 PM Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril]
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Well I suppose I learned something today, it's not as dirty as I thought it was! lol
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#4438750 - 06/22/17 04:51 PM Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril]
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I've never pulled an orifice tube from an AC system. I was expecting more chunks or complete blockage. I'm not a fan of any all-in-one refrigerant, but if a car's next stop is a junkyard then I'm fine with it.

I admit to using AC Pro in a friend's truck - reading the MSDS reveals that it uses methylene chloride along with a unlisted ingredient as the "system safe" sealer. Probably a seal swell agent. There's much, much, much worse on the market as far as stop leak goes.

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#4438864 - 06/22/17 07:29 PM Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril]
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Is that the red diamond stuff?
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#4438865 - 06/22/17 07:32 PM Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril]
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I think it was AC Pro.
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#4438958 - 06/22/17 08:57 PM Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril]
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Not too bad at all.
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#4438980 - 06/22/17 09:28 PM Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril]
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Some stop leak products turn into cement when exposed to humidity in the air. Those are real nice to fix.

Last one we did included pulling a dash to replace a plugged evaporator. Cost $2800.
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#4439044 - 06/22/17 10:57 PM Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Chris142]
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Wow!! Holy cow.
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