Air conditioning

coolhans

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 17, 2009
Messages
482
Reaction score
0
Location
Keynsham, Bristol
Your Mercedes
Present 2004 W211 E500, 1995 W124 E320 CE Coupe.
Hello there! My 500 SEC needs to have the aircon converted from the old R-12 system to R-143. Is there anyone out there that has had this done? What does it involve, how much would I expect to pay. I'm wondering if it's cost effective. I would be grateful for any advice. Thanks in advance.
 

television

Always remembered RIP
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
164,073
Reaction score
331
Age
86
Location
Daventry
Your Mercedes
2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
Have you asked any A/C firms on this
 
OP
coolhans

coolhans

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 17, 2009
Messages
482
Reaction score
0
Location
Keynsham, Bristol
Your Mercedes
Present 2004 W211 E500, 1995 W124 E320 CE Coupe.
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #3
No I haven't, to be honest I wouldn't know where to go or who to trust.
 

Seeker_UK

Active Senior Members
Joined
Jul 9, 2005
Messages
572
Reaction score
0
Age
52
This lot offer a conversion for £80

http://www.subzeroac.co.uk/prices.html

It seems that the idea of needing a new compressor etc etc for R134a isn't true. It would seem that the process is to thoroughly evacuate the r12 system (which is expensive to do legally), the old system checked for leaks (natch) and cleaned / serviced, the direr replaced and the R134a (+ an additive) put in.

[edit]

You might see some mention of a a 'drop in' replacement for r12 but IIRC, when I was looking at doing my '89 535i, I was advised that it doesn't work too well.
 

mikestrivens

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2008
Messages
2,715
Reaction score
146
Location
Stockport
Your Mercedes
1995 W124 320TE, 1998 R129 SL500, 2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx
No I haven't, to be honest I wouldn't know where to go or who to trust.

Look for "car air conditioning" in Yellow Pages. There are loads of specialists around the country.
 
OP
coolhans

coolhans

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 17, 2009
Messages
482
Reaction score
0
Location
Keynsham, Bristol
Your Mercedes
Present 2004 W211 E500, 1995 W124 E320 CE Coupe.
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #6
I'll give that a go, thank you for the info.
 

Use the code MERCEDES and get 10% MBO Club Discount, oilman's website:www.opieoils.co.uk

register for news and offers email:sales@opieoils.co.ukphone: 01209 202944
Top Bottom