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Re: [Shop-talk] trucks a/c

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] trucks a/c
From: gordies garage <>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 09:41:55 -0400
You may be SOL Tim.  Having been in the retail car business during the 
switchover from R12 to R134a, I remember well the complaints of the AC 
not getting cold enough.


Tim wrote:
> I have a 96 S10 with about 171k miles on the 4.6 litre Vortec V6 (a great 
>motor IMO). I haven't had to do much to it beyond basic repairs with the 
>exception of a/c work. Because I can't handle the heat, I had to basically get 
>the a/c system rebuilt/replaced a few years ago. After being taken to the 
>cleaners by the first shop, I have now had it looked at by a shop where we 
>know each other and I trust them. A couple days ago I was told the system is 
>charged, pressurized and not leaking. And it was cooling down to 68 degrees; 
>not too bad a temp but when the truck was "younger", the a/c used to get so 
>cold as to almost be painful (I say almost as I love the cold and where shorts 
>year 'round here in southern WI).
> Here is my question: Is there anything that can be done to get the system to 
>be colder? Or am I SOL because of the newer freon being used? (The guy at the 
>shop basically said there was nothing else they can do and didn't charge me 
>for the check up; which is a nice thing.) I plan on cleaning out around and in 
>between the two radiators this weekend. Hopefully this will help.
> TIA for any suggestions
> Tim
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