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Mk1 aircon advice

Postby paggers » Sun May 26, 2013 10:20 pm

My '91 Roadster has aircon that is currently non-functional. The previous owner assured me that it worked, just needed a re-gas, but then I have heard that once or twice before. I also understand that getting a re-gas on these older systems is a problem as (1) they used a different now obsolete type of gas, and (2) the connectors are different so modern aircon gear will not connect to them.

I know one option would just be to rip the aircon out but I'm not quit ready to go there yet. So my question is whether there is somewhere in my neck of the woods (Warrington) that can check out my elderly aircon, confirm if it is servicable, and if so fill it up? Or is that only possible with one of these conversion kits that I have heard of?
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Re: Mk1 aircon advice

Postby nobow » Sun May 26, 2013 10:25 pm

It depends have a look for the sticker which tells you the gas they used mines 18 years old and uses r134a which is still a current gas for the air con.
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Re: Mk1 aircon advice

Postby Mazda Mender » Sun May 26, 2013 11:32 pm

Clear the old stuff out, get some adptors and refill with the new stuff, job done.
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Re: Mk1 aircon advice

Postby binarypunk » Mon May 27, 2013 12:09 am

Mixing is the only problem. An empty system can take any gas...
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Re: Mk1 aircon advice

Postby Mazda Mender » Mon May 27, 2013 12:12 am

If we are honest it is an oil.
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Re: Mk1 aircon advice

Postby binarypunk » Mon May 27, 2013 12:20 am

I hate to be pedantic...but it's both, depending which side of the compressor you're looking at. :-)
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Postby Mazda Mender » Mon May 27, 2013 12:36 am

Yes you are...... :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Mk1 aircon advice

Postby paggers » Mon May 27, 2013 4:43 pm

All sounds good - so do we have a recommended outfit in the NW for our aircon needs? Or do I need to start calling around?
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Re: Mk1 aircon advice

Postby Badknee » Mon May 27, 2013 6:51 pm

paggers wrote:All sounds good - so do we have a recommended outfit in the NW for our aircon needs? Or do I need to start calling around?


Us too, if you find anyone let us know and l will do the same for you. :obscene-drinkingcheers:
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Re: Mk1 aircon advice

Postby Mazda Mender » Mon May 27, 2013 9:31 pm

There was a chap i used quite a lot in the early days .i'll see if they are still trading and post up.
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Re: Mk1 aircon advice

Postby Hugeness » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:41 pm

Chap in Hindley, I'll be seeing him next week, I'll check with him if it's ok to post contact, bare with....

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Re: Mk1 aircon advice

Postby GlennyGills » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:30 pm

binarypunk wrote:I hate to be pedantic...but it's both, depending which side of the compressor you're looking at. :-)


Jon,
to be really pedantic, it is a gas both sides of the compressor. It is the Condensor that cools the gas into a liquid. :obscene-buttsway:
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Re: Mk1 aircon advice

Postby Mazda Mender » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:37 am

Lol.
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Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special being fettled
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Re: Mk1 aircon advice

Postby blackyb » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:10 pm

Being the owner of a 91 Eunos with air con that doesn't cool, I am interested in the results and out come of this topic!!

Our local air con exspurts (experts) all say I have to have loads of work done to be able to re-gas mine with the new greener stuff.
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Re: Mk1 aircon advice

Postby Mazda Mender » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:53 am

blackyb wrote:
Our local air con exspurts (experts) all say I have to have loads of work done to be able to re-gas mine with the new greener stuff.

:laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
Really...sounds like a "lets bump.up the price" to me adapters ,degas and re-gas
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettled,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special being fettled
http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/

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