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There's a Cool Wind Blowing.... #4780810
06/08/18 12:24 AM
06/08/18 12:24 AM
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Mississippi
TheLawnRanger Offline OP
TheLawnRanger  Offline OP
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Mississippi
in my '99 Cavalac. My Cavalier was valued at less than a thousand bucks several years ago before it got caught in a major hail storm. Considering that it's not worth much, I use it to learn how to work on cars. Tonight I charged the A/C and I'm getting cold air for the first time in a while. Not a huge thing but as a backup vehicle, it sure is nice to ride in comfort if not in style. I got my Johnsen's R134A kit at Fred's Dollar Store nearly ten dollars cheaper than A/C Pro. I had never heard of the brand but read good reviews.


'99 Cavalier 5w 30 SuperTech conventional
'11 Impala 5w 30 Magnatec full synthetic
'12 Colorado 5w 30 Magnatec full synthetic
*regular Wix oil filters for all
Re: There's a Cool Wind Blowing.... [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4780812
06/08/18 12:27 AM
06/08/18 12:27 AM
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I'm still impressed that both our 2003 and 2004 Cavaliers still blow cold air, and never have been recharged..

But that is great to hear for the 99 though! Congrats!


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Re: There's a Cool Wind Blowing.... [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4780813
06/08/18 12:30 AM
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'Stralia
I mix my own HC refrigerants...they blow snow !!!

Re: There's a Cool Wind Blowing.... [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4780818
06/08/18 12:44 AM
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Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Offline
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Phoenix, AZ
Fantastic A/C is an absolute requirement for me here in Phoenix. My old Jeep's A/C is great and so is the Camry's.

The Sonata's A/C is 37 degrees at 100 degrees outside.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 85k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: There's a Cool Wind Blowing.... [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4780851
06/08/18 02:31 AM
06/08/18 02:31 AM
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Cave City KY
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My old ford will frost the windows at 105 with 80% humidity air temp is around 34 coming out of the vents.
Needs a can every other year.
My old nova doesn't have a/c just vents and windows.


1994 Ford F150 302 4R70
Chevron Delo SAE 30 CF/SL Fram XG8A

1978 Chevy Nova 250 I6 Borg Warner T5
Rotella 10W40 Fram XG5

Re: There's a Cool Wind Blowing.... [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4780882
06/08/18 05:08 AM
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South Central PA
Delta Offline
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Fred's Dollar Store, heh, that's something I haven't heard/seen since leaving MS.

The old S10 has a leaky compressor so I'll have to add half a can and some oil here and there, but still works good. Not worth replacing, so I'll just keep topping it off. Ironically my friends Sonoma ('99 as well) has the same ailment. That trucks rustier than mine so we just top it off as well...


'17 VW GTI 2.0T - 6MT - 9K - Edge 0w40
'15 Camry SE - 2.5 - 20K - PP 0w20
'99 S10 - 2.2 5MT - 156K - PP 10w30
Re: There's a Cool Wind Blowing.... [Re: jakewells] #4780907
06/08/18 06:03 AM
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N.Ohio
Lubener Offline
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Originally Posted By: jakewells
My old ford will frost the windows at 105 with 80% humidity air temp is around 34 coming out of the vents.
Needs a can every other year.

34 degrees??????....Does not compute...

Last edited by Lubener; 06/08/18 06:05 AM.

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Re: There's a Cool Wind Blowing.... [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4780940
06/08/18 06:53 AM
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My 00 Ford Taurus still blows so cold the Penguins are complaining, but if I make several stops in 90 degree heat to run errands, Iím thinking the clearance on the clutch is too much and the compressor wonít start.

Last edited by Snagglefoot; 06/08/18 06:55 AM.

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Re: There's a Cool Wind Blowing.... [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4781049
06/08/18 08:58 AM
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Sunny Florida
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Sunny Florida
I have had a friend tell me to please turn the air down my face is freezing! Seriously, all my more modern vehicles will freeze you solid in 90 plus degree heat.

My RAM even has a small electric fan in front of the engine driven fan for extra airflow, makes the AC much better when sitting still...


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Re: There's a Cool Wind Blowing.... [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4781062
06/08/18 09:12 AM
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Perris, CA
Anduril Offline
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Perris, CA
My Cavalier has the best A/C of any car I've ever owned. No matter how hot the car is, even on a 100+ degree day, it is freezing me out within a few minutes if I have it on high.


2015 Nissan Versa Note 1.6/5MT
2012 Toyota Tacoma 2.7/4AT
2005 Nissan XTerra 4wd 4.0/6MT
2000 Chevy Cavalier 2.2/4AT
2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 900
2013 Hyosung ST7

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