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Old 09-24-2011, 08:35 AM   #29
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Sometimes my brain goes in what I call slow mode; Thinking back I remember that the shop told me that one of the reasons that I wasn't getting cool air was that the compressor wasn't putting out high enough pressure.
Now they tell me that the pressure with the "new" compressor is too high because the condenser is pluged.
What I'm going to do is go to another shop, have them analize the system, then I'll make the decision what to do.
I have a question for the expert;
All the airs that I've seen; when you look in the sight glass you get either clear liquid, or bubles showing that the system is low on freon, I noticed that as soon as the shop replaced the second compressor, the sight glass looked milkey white( not the look of a low charge). Anyone have an idea what causes this?
The first compressor that was working ok for two days; The sight glass didn't have this milkey look. makes me wonder; did something get in the system?
OK experts time to jump in.

I do believe that the first thing the shop will do is say that they would have fixed the air if I had let them put in a new condenser. (I refused to do this because at this point I don't believe these people on anything they say).
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Old 09-24-2011, 05:57 PM   #30
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plugged condenser... makes me wonder if they stuck some of that red 'leak seal' in it...?
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:56 PM   #31
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plugged condenser... makes me wonder if they stuck some of that red 'leak seal' in it...?
I have a gut feeling that the milky look is caused by them putting to much oil in the system.
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:45 PM   #32
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If the glass is clouded with a milky white substance, have the receiver/dryer checked by a certified air conditioning specialist.
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:54 PM   #33
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I have a gut feeling that the milky look is caused by them putting to much oil in the system.
Guess what" I got about 1/2 oz of oil out of the system; (didn't want to over do it
Drove about a mile down the road, temp coming out of center outlet on dash was 47 degrees; outside temp was 92 degrees; best I got before was 54 degrees no matter how far I drove. sight glass is no longer milkey, its just not clear like it should be. (just a little milkey)
Now comes decision time; do I let well enough alone?; or take a little more oil out?
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If the glass is clouded with a milky white substance, have the receiver/dryer checked by a certified air conditioning specialist.

Great idea if you can find one.
Right now I have a total of$1400 in this air; been to two shops that had certified air conditioning (EXPERTS).
Right now I have a pretty low opinion of the air conditioning EXPERTS.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:54 AM   #35
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If the glass is clouded with a milky white substance, have the receiver/dryer checked by a certified air conditioning specialist.

Great idea if you can find one.
Right now I have a total of$1400 in this air; been to two shops that had certified air conditioning (EXPERTS).
Right now I have a pretty low opinion of the air conditioning EXPERTS.
Update:
right around the corner where I live there is a midas shop that has a sign in their window (AIR CONDITIONER EXPERTS); I"ll give this thing one more try with the experts.

The compressor smoked (BURNT UP) I can't believe that the little bit of oil I took out caused it to cook.
I"m going to get a written estimate from them then I think I"ll call the credit card company.
I can't believe this.

I now believe a new compressr and a complete flush of the system is in order; time to start from the beginning.
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:27 PM   #36
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I'd would be selling that rv !!!
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:28 PM   #37
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I'd would be selling that rv !!!
Let me see;
New RV:
Trade my 1999 in for a new one= $60,000 difference. finance $40,000; 20 years= payments= $700 a month.
And I'll have all the problems that come with a new RV
Or spend $2000; fix the one I have that's paid for.
I believe I'll fix the one I have; but it is frustrating

Midas says; new condenser; system is pluged up; have to flush the system $677; O me; O my.
I believe that one of the compressors that the other outfit put in plugged the system. They did say even though the compressor smoked they thought it was ok. I'll see.
When I do get this thing fixed---- then I'll make the decision to call the credit card company.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:07 PM   #38
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The very latest:
Midas installed condenser; filled system--------compressor is no good.
Said they couldn;t get a new compressor for me, but said that if I got one they would install it for me for $90. They saved the freon so no charge for that.
I ordered a new compressor (OEM) from an outfit in San Dego, cost me $309 and that includes shipping; will get it Monday.
This place used my Vin# to check, so I'm pretty sure I"ll get the right one.
I will now call the credit card company.
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:09 PM   #39
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Called credit card company; said they will send papers for denial of charges.
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:45 PM   #40
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There are two ways to fix something.. As a "Shade Tree" mechanic I'm very likely to use the "Shotgun" method.. (Keep replacing parts till it works) This is because I don't have expensive hardware that can, for example, locate a leak in the system.

But when I go into the SHOP.. I expect the technicians there, with all the test gear they have. to be able to find the bad part (or parts) on the first try.

I agree, you need either small claims court, or legal advice. This place is not a auto repair shop, it's a CPA shop... Cleaning, Pressing and Alterations.
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Called credit card company; said they will send papers for denial of charges.
If this doesn't work, I"ll consider small claims court.
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Who's doing the work? I'm having similar problems with shop in Florida.
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