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davo

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« on: November 02, 2020, 09:02:48 AM »

 I have a 93 I need to recharge, got a set up from the auto store and it wont attach to the fitting what do I need
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Re: refridge
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2020, 01:26:48 PM »

davo : Could you tell us what fridge system you have?

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Re: refridge
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2020, 11:59:38 AM »

adler barber super cold
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Re: refridge
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2020, 12:57:44 AM »

A vintage of 93 might actually be R12 which cant be bought at the auto store.  The refrigerant type will be listed on the compressor.  What has led you to the decision that it needs a recharge?
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Re: refridge
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2020, 05:54:18 AM »

I think by '93 R12 had already been phased out, but I could be wrong. I'm not sure about the compatibility of an auto A/C system and a marine refrigeration system as far as fittings are concerned. Your best bet might be to get a marine refrigeration guy to do a service and system recharge. I had to do that awhile ago it wasn't that expensive.
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Re: refridge
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2020, 06:51:52 PM »

They will check for a leak too.
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Re: refridge
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2020, 06:08:20 PM »

The one in my 91' is still R12 which surprised me but perhaps that was one of the ladt ones.
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Re: refridge
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2020, 05:30:14 AM »

The Adler in my 2002 uses R-134 but has the R-12 connection. I used a R-12 to R-134 adapter, available at automotive stores to connect and recharge with the correct R-134. I don't believe R-134 was used in 93. You need to research this, the recharge is very specific and can be dangerous if you do not know exactly what you are doing.
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Re: refridge
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2020, 06:49:43 AM »

I did a search and R12 was discontinued '95, so as Alex said your '93 is probably R12.
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Re: refridge
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2020, 08:35:30 PM »

134a ref.if you need to charge you have a leak check the connections try tighten.when you charge apply soapy water around connections look for bubbles.connections are commercial not automotive.if  system leaks put under a vacuum and spray paint connections with quick dry paint. Kyrylon ?
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