Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Rapid City SD, Black Hills of South Dakota
I hate to ask the obvious, but it needs to be at least asked . . . You did puncture the top of the refrigerant can and actually have gas coming out the blue hose, right?? I mean if you left the blue hose unconnected and open the valve, gas comes out?
No problem with the R-134 adapter screwed onto the old R-12 port right? Did you remove the old schrader valve before putting on the R-134 adapter, or did you need to do that? I assume you're using R-134 adapters and hose connectors?
With the ENGINE/COMPRESSOR OFF and the system evacuated, and not taking gas through the blue hose, will the high side take it through the red hose? AGAIN . . . THIS IS NOT NORMAL. DO NOT OPEN THE RED VALVE EVER UNLESS THE COMPRESSOR IS OFF, AND THE SYSTEM COMPLETELY EVACUATED. Just trying to determine if there's a blockage with the low side port or gauge set.
STANDARD WARNING TO ANYONE READING THIS: NORMALLY, DO NOT EVER OPEN THE RED VALVE WITH THE HOSES HOOKED UP. Doing so with high pressure in the system and the refrigerant can hooked-up, WILL explode the can.
Last edited by Roadtrip; 07-06-2012 at 06:51 PM.