Originally Posted by SinCity
Wait. The car was converted to R134a and now you are trying to fill it with R12? And you added 6 oz more oil to the system?
No I am not trying to fill it with R-12. As per my friend when I asked to find out some info on the system, it was converted to R-134a about 8 years ago. it has not worked for the last 2years. I was using R-134a. I was able to add two 12ounce cans. 24 oz all together, short of the 32 oz specified.
After tightening the valves, I vacuumed the system for about an hour and 30 minutes. I let it stand with the gauges for 3 hours and the vacuum held at -25hg . I then decided to replace the valves as assurance and added 6 oz. of oil.(keep in mind that this was prior to reading a post that specifies 8 oz. of oil and 2 lbs. of freon) I figured 6 oz. more or less as there was oil in the lines of the reading gauges and vacuum pump outlet. I vacuumed the system again with equal vacuum results. Followed by the trouble I ran into.
However after reviewing the scans fez626 directed me to,and the cause of the symptoms that were spot on by chief tool, it appears i will have to open it up again. This time with the correct amounts specified.
Thank You for your reply and will appreciate any other input or advice.