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gumbyguy27
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gumbyguy27 Feb 20, 3:58am - #404432 

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today i was installing a ground wire kit...not folowing directi

today i was installing a ground wire kit...not folowing directions and i unscrewed a bolt that held the ac compressor.or whatever it is called. and all the sudden this nasty smelling stuff blows in my face, my body, every where...even in my mouth,...so.after the effervesant gas/liquid stoped coming out, i rescrewed it together... my question to you is what should i do now...i read up on it before i started the car again and am almost positive its the ac compressor. so i drove it around... it seems like the ac works...but i cant really tell...its cold out side...oh,. and the check engine light does not come on...should i have the ac checked?
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Sonshinden Feb 20, 4:28am - #404433 

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your very lucky you can see. R134A can freeze your retnia instantly causing permanent blindness. Say your thanks and stop by your local shop and ask for them to refill your refigerant. Shouldn't cost much 134A is cheap...So lucky dude!
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Pissprinkler Feb 20, 5:32am - #404434 

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HAHA for some reason this made me laugh. Bud seriously you did get lucky! Glad you can still see.
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Clos Feb 20, 5:42am - #404435 
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^^^^^ yeah your lucky, next time read directions. could save your live next time.
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Zero Feb 20, 9:21am - #404436 

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oh shit, talk about your close calls.

damn bro, i didnt know that that shit can destroy your retinas. ouch.

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cycocelica Feb 20, 9:44am - #404437 

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youre an idiot...
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gumbyguy27
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gumbyguy27 Feb 21, 1:00am - #404438 

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yeah. thank god i wear glasses too. shit got all in my hair my chest arms face...
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sweetnuts4sale Feb 21, 4:54am - #404439 
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damn that sucks

i bet next time yoo'll read the directions twice before you start any projects
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Lucky_317 Feb 21, 6:53am - #404440 

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as long as no atmosphere got in the lines all ya gotta do is replace the 134A which you can buy at places like autozone for like $10 a bottle.

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n8mulder Feb 21, 5:54pm - #404441 

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That's why Installation Instructions are given to you for proper install. Glad your ok, because next time you might not be so lucky. Next time get yourself some soda, sandwich and some chips...lol Sit down and go over the instructions before your start to do anything. smile

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shoulin Feb 21, 6:04pm - #404442 

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heheh, ya dad and i have a business installing A/C in hot rod's and classic cars, 134a wont hurt you long as you dont get it in your eyes, the old R12 was the bad shit, but just go get ur frigerant filled and make sure they leak check around where you disconnected that bolt to make sure the seal is sealed, most of the time those compressor seals are a one time seal,

our cars use less than a pound, if it is even sorta cold you cant be more than a quarter pound down, so if you get charged more than like $10 - $20 they are riping you off.
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celicajonz Feb 21, 6:06pm - #404443 
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...lucky bastard!!!!

Originally posted by A_Bathing_Ape:
I hit, what else, oh plus dome.
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gumbyguy27 Feb 21, 9:29pm - #404444 

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k. anyone know how to fill the stuff up that youbuy from pep boys? the r134a ac fill... or should i just take it somewhere. oh. where might be a good place to get the frigerant filled for me? not at the toyota dealership...they over price...
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hombredelassrtas Feb 21, 10:00pm - #404445 

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we do it to our cars. jsut get hte bottle and the adapter. Only thing is we dont have a gauge to say how much to put in. my dad jsut puts in some random amount till the ac gets cold wink Man some people are jsut mean on here. Good thing ur alright bro. Take a pic of that bolt so i know not to go near it wink

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Sonshinden Feb 21, 10:07pm - #404446 

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Look up AC work in the auto section of the phone book. This stuff is pretty much universal for imports and domestics. Don't do it yourself because shops can check for leaks and it will probably be faster than doing it yourself! It only takes me about twenty minutes if there are no leaks.

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gumbyguy27 Feb 22, 12:22am - #404447 

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alright thanks. and here is a diagram of the ac compressor..
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