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#4780810 - 06/08/18 12:24 AM There's a Cool Wind Blowing....
TheLawnRanger Online   content

Registered: 03/18/18
Posts: 547
Loc: 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

#4780812 - 06/08/18 12:27 AM Re: There's a Cool Wind Blowing.... [Re: TheLawnRanger]
daves87rs Offline

Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 17037
Loc: Michigan
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!
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Henry Ford

#4780813 - 06/08/18 12:30 AM Re: There's a Cool Wind Blowing.... [Re: TheLawnRanger]
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Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 40511
Loc: 'Stralia
I mix my own HC refrigerants...they blow snow !!!

#4780818 - 06/08/18 12:44 AM Re: There's a Cool Wind Blowing.... [Re: TheLawnRanger]
Nick1994 Online   content

Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10469
Loc: 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 82k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 229k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 146k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra

#4780851 - 06/08/18 02:31 AM Re: There's a Cool Wind Blowing.... [Re: TheLawnRanger]
jakewells Offline

Registered: 12/28/12
Posts: 540
Loc: Cave City KY
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
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#4780882 - 06/08/18 05:08 AM Re: There's a Cool Wind Blowing.... [Re: TheLawnRanger]
Delta Offline

Registered: 04/20/14
Posts: 1221
Loc: South Central PA
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 - 8K - Edge 0w40
'15 Camry SE - 2.5 - 20K - PP 0w20
'99 S10 - 2.2 5MT - 154K - T6 0w40

#4780907 - 06/08/18 06:03 AM Re: There's a Cool Wind Blowing.... [Re: jakewells]
Lubener Offline

Registered: 01/22/11
Posts: 2670
Loc: N.Ohio
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...

Edited by Lubener (06/08/18 06:05 AM)
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#4780940 - 06/08/18 06:53 AM Re: There's a Cool Wind Blowing.... [Re: TheLawnRanger]
Snagglefoot Online   content

Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 2093
Loc: SE British Columbia, Canada
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.

Edited by Snagglefoot (06/08/18 06:55 AM)

#4781049 - 06/08/18 08:58 AM Re: There's a Cool Wind Blowing.... [Re: TheLawnRanger]
SteveSRT8 Offline

Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 19047
Loc: 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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#4781062 - 06/08/18 09:12 AM Re: There's a Cool Wind Blowing.... [Re: TheLawnRanger]
Anduril Offline

Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 1044
Loc: 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
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