Just because a vehicle is equipped with a retrofit label and conversion fittings, it would not be wise to assume that the refrigerant in the system is a match to the fittings and
the information on the label. There have also been cases of CFC-12 systems being directly charged with HFC-134a,with no labels, fittings, or any other type of indication that
this was done. A vehicle could have passed through any number of hands before entering your shop, and there’s no telling what could have happened along the way.
Also keep in mind that even approved chemicals, such as dye or lubricant, can become contaminants if they are in a system in excessive amounts. This also applies to approved
OEM vehicle/system manufacturers’ flushing material that may not be completely removed from a system at the conclusion of a flushing procedure.
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When having your mobile A/C system professionally serviced, insist on proper repair procedures and quality replacement parts. Insist on recovery and recycling so that refrigerant can be reused and not released into the atmosphere.
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The 32nd annual Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Convention and Trade Show will take place January 18-20, 2012 at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.