regassing aircon with lpg??? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > LPG Tech
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-14-2005, 02:05   #1 (permalink)
the green machine
 
GRN-WGN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Geelong
Age: 28
Posts: 70
regassing aircon with lpg???

hey has anyone done this or know anyone that has? your expeiriences or views? thanks
__________________
.:the green machine:. custom green respray, white EL door trims, 2.5'' exaust with one muffler, superlows, 17'' csa force alloys,tint, paging alarm, 2500wrms sound system,indash dvd and playsation 2.
GRN-WGN is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-14-2005, 04:14   #2 (permalink)
Who wants more than 80kw?
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 95
Re: regassing aircon with lpg???

Why not just get a r134a retrofit?

$300 for a good one. I would imagine the LPG wouldnt mix with the oil in the compressor / hoses.
__________________
And the tires were smoking, like my car that time I forgot to drain the oil out before I put the new stuff in....
81foXDwagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2005, 09:39   #3 (permalink)
Hanging Around
 
9psi EB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Perth
Age: 35
Posts: 1,209
Re: regassing aircon with lpg???

is it really worth it?
LPG in your aircon, being compressed, will reach over 80*C - imagine if it ignited...

Id prefer the conversion i think,
__________________
Event's Photo Gallery: gallery.mechanicalforums.com
9psi EB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2005, 21:12   #4 (permalink)
the green machine
 
GRN-WGN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Geelong
Age: 28
Posts: 70
Re: regassing aircon with lpg???

its already been converted long ago. im just looking for colder air. and lpg does mix well with the oils used in aircons apparently. anyones views on this who actualy have expeirience with it? cheers
__________________
.:the green machine:. custom green respray, white EL door trims, 2.5'' exaust with one muffler, superlows, 17'' csa force alloys,tint, paging alarm, 2500wrms sound system,indash dvd and playsation 2.
GRN-WGN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2005, 23:04   #5 (permalink)
Proud Ford Owner
 
Mike Gayner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 799
Re: regassing aircon with lpg???

Sorry no experience here, but I'm told it most certainly makes the air con very cold. Almost brought myself to try it in the EA, but didn't do it.
Mike Gayner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 02:20   #6 (permalink)
5 Litres of Fun
 
fairmont1998's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Adelaide, Australia.
Age: 39
Posts: 417
Re: regassing aircon with lpg???

I think the pressures of straight LPG are more similar to R22 than R12/R134a and would be too high for a car air cond system. I had a RAC in my plantroom office once that was filled with LPG and worked beautifully, but RACs run R22.
__________________
1998 EL Fairmont 5.0 V8.
Low, Loud. How a Ford should be.
fairmont1998 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 03:51   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Age: 40
Posts: 32
Re: regassing aircon with lpg???

legal in some states not in others
ask local ac spec
not legal in nsw but works a treat
it is not straight lpg but has a addative in it for flamability



i am a ex auto air tech
bfmp is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > LPG Tech



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aircon. fault Simmoo Territory 0 02-05-2005 16:42
ba aircon rhino6 General Tech 5 01-22-2005 03:50
aircon re-gassing... santoitaliano Interior | Electrical | ECU 8 12-28-2004 02:59
aircon swap RossBOSS General Tech 1 06-09-2004 18:10
stalling when aircon is on abolone General Tech 6 02-24-2003 06:17

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:44.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.