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



PS: It didn't even stop the leak!


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Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril] #4438549
06/22/17 01:15 PM
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Yuck.


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Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril] #4438574
06/22/17 01:42 PM
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Looks more like compressor failure debris to me.

Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril] #4438579
06/22/17 01:43 PM
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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.

Last edited by Anduril; 06/22/17 01:44 PM.

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Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril] #4438589
06/22/17 01:55 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Thats not even that dirty. I have some on display that are completly packed.


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Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril] #4438597
06/22/17 02:01 PM
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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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Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril] #4438602
06/22/17 02:04 PM
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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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Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Chris142] #4438639
06/22/17 02:31 PM
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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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Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril] #4438645
06/22/17 02:35 PM
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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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Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril] #4438750
06/22/17 04:51 PM
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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.

Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril] #4438864
06/22/17 07:29 PM
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Is that the red diamond stuff?


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Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril] #4438865
06/22/17 07:32 PM
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Anduril Offline OP
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I think it was AC Pro.


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Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril] #4438958
06/22/17 08:57 PM
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Not too bad at all.


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Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Anduril] #4438980
06/22/17 09:28 PM
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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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Re: This is why you don't put stop leak in your A/C [Re: Chris142] #4439044
06/22/17 10:57 PM
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Wow!! Holy cow.


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