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    Thread: A/C Recharge Port

    1. Member KlutchKing's Avatar
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      09-05-2009 12:56 AM #1
      i have a '03 gti 1.8t. i bought the diy ac recharge kit and when i checked the psi on the low side before i charged it, and it was 65psi. i think it's supposed to be around 40-50psi. the air is blowing cool but not cold. does this mean it needs to be vacuumed out before i can fill it??



      Modified by icuhad12 at 12:12 AM 9-7-2009

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      09-07-2009 02:16 AM #2
      best way to do it is with that vacum machine or whatever it is. I have done recharging of AC via that cable and few cans you buy at local store but its never the same. im not sure if there is a way around other than paying someone else hook up that machine.
      I do work on cars, anything short of engine and transmission rebuilding can be done. welding, custom and aftermarket as well as regular repairs. IM me for details, shop is in WOodbridge.

    3. 09-07-2009 04:04 AM #3
      Wow you guys can buy recharge cans ! We need a licensed a/c mechanic ,not just a regular one to even use a/c equipment !

      As a general rule the fans must turn on when the a/c is turned on . If they arent check the fusebox on the battery .

      If they are check to see if a/c compressor is on .

      then work from there . The compressor wont turn on if the pressure switch is faulty or low on gas


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      09-08-2009 07:26 PM #4
      yes you can buy cans of it, some hook up kit with gauge to meassure and recharge it. it works fine I think, takes a minute or so. must be at full ac blast while recharging
      I do work on cars, anything short of engine and transmission rebuilding can be done. welding, custom and aftermarket as well as regular repairs. IM me for details, shop is in WOodbridge.

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      09-08-2009 09:54 PM #5
      yes we can buy recharge cans ..

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      09-11-2009 03:18 PM #6
      haha...yeah i found the port ok. but when i hooked up the pressure was wayy too high. it was already at 65psi. soo ima have to take it to a auto shop to get it vacuumed i hate other people working on my car

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