Anybody know a place that can do R12 in either to Charlotte or DC metro (hopefully MD side) areas?
Are you satisfied with the cooling of your R-134a system? I just recharged with R-12 myself, but I'm not sure how bad my leak is.guarddog said:Don Poole Mercedes has R-12. They are on 66 and Lee Highway (I think Lee Highway) in Arlington, Virginia. They are metro accessible.
Costs vary, but I believe for a full charge they were asking around $200. I just asked them if they had it about 2-3 weeks ago. I was actually pretty happy about that because its hard to find, but I was even more ecstatic because they informed me my system was converted to R-134a!! Wahoo! Can of R-134a at Target and its was fully charged. So there was an upside to the car I bought.
Don Pool Mercedes Benz Repair
6917 Lee Hwy
Arlington, Virginia 22213
They are honest and Chuck is very good. They stay within the price they quote without the usual add-on garbage of 20% or what not. .
Yeah, it works pretty well. However, it hasn't really become hot here in DC yet for me to know for sure. It takes a lot longer for the car to cool down with R134a than with R-12. I had a couple cars with R-12, and they would get ice cold almost immediately. My newer/ new cars with R134a take a noticeable amount of time to get cool--and then they never really get ice cold, but cool enough to give you a bit of a chill. I would say my R134a in the Mercedes is exactly the same as in my other cars with R134a.rph74 said:Are you satisfied with the cooling of your R-134a system? I just recharged with R-12 myself, but I'm not sure how bad my leak is.