Chasing a leak and losing my mind
I'm about to throw in the towl on this project until the spring...
I've replaced most of the hoses, all of the o-rings, the condenser, the compressor, and there's still a leak. I can pull a vacuum down to -28 or 29 (not totally sure how accurate these HF gauges are, but low enough), but within seconds I can see the needle on the low/blue side start to move. Within 20 minutes it's back to zero. SO I pull hoses, replace o-rings, relube them, tighten everything back down, and have the same results. I've done this numerous times.
So I think I might just wait until spring and take it to a shop with a few hundred bucks in hand.
I'd try some refrigerant with leak sealer, but at the rate it's bleeding out I doubt it would work. Any thoughts? I'm desperate to drive the car this fall, now that it's cool enough outside to enjoy it, and don't want it hood up for the next several months.
as good as a car can be... briefly.