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Hi Chris,

There is a great A/C place at Burnham, he did mine on the esprit with a drop in replacement gas.

If you want there details PM me

Chris


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You can refill them with a butane/propane mix. Stevem did mine for me in Australia and it runs great.

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The new gas used these days is R134A. However, the hoses on the esprit are porous to this gas, so eventually you will lose it through the hoses.

I was going to do mine with the very gas that Justin (cazna52) has mentioned. Over here, there is a company called HyChill that specialise in it.

I have to hunt down a bloody leak in my car yet that is stopping me filling it. :veryangry:


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DanR had R134A in his car but it would leak away within a few months. Since we put a Propane/Butane mix in ( Hychill HR12-ish) it hasn't leaked and is still blowing cold after 6 months. I have had it in my Esprit for coming upto 3 years now, no problems and Justin has had it in his for over a year. Also marketed as a "hydrocarbon blend of R600 \ R290 refrigerant" is some locations. It should be a mix of about 50/50, but the stuff I use is about 70/30 but works great. I am told that the molecular size of the hydrocarbon refrigerants is greater than R134a so it doesn't leak past the seals and through the pipework as readily. It is compatable with all types of air-con oil and seals, so no need to change anything. Of course you need a vac pump and a set of air-con gauges do the job yourself, and follow the correct procedure. Hychill have a great website with technical info and installation instructions, just google it.

By the way, a lot of domestic and industrial air-con systems now use hydrocarbons and it is becoming more common in fridges etc too. Available at a camping store near you, just check the info on the can for the mix ratio.

If in doubt see you air-con technician. ( my disclaimer )

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