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**Need Advice, Discharging Air Conditioner

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    **Need Advice, Discharging Air Conditioner

    Hi, And Thanks for stopping by

    I want to discharge the airconditioning system on my 03 Z06 vette
    and I want to do it the Quick & Dirty way without getting R-134 All over the engine bay
    I want to remove some weight off the car and clean up the engine bay

    Advise,links photos etc: very much appreciated


    Thanks, Bon

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    Shoot me an answer someone, I want to begin tomorrow

    Thanks, Bon

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    Why not just have a shop discharge it??

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    ^^^That's what I was gonna say. Should only be a nominal charge, since they get to keep the freon. Have 'em suck it out! Only other way would be to discharge it into the air, that's supposed to be a no-no.

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    **Need Advice, Discharging Air Conditioner

    I don't dig shops for one thing,

    I've had them try to scam me one too many times,


    I do all my own work,

    Just hav'nt done much work on the air system other than refilling them with r-134

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    A shop will have it done in no time. That is the only legal way of going about this unless you have a recovery system.

    If not, I have been forced into dumping it into the air working at Cat, it didn't get on anything really But properly recovery the system is the right way of doing things, and will cost you little.

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    If you want to discharge your A/C you'll have to have a shop do it. You can hook a gauge up and just open the valve and dump it to atmosphere but if you get caught you're screwed. The A/C is half liquid half gas and by just venting the gas you don't discharge the liquid portion in the condensor that's why have a shop suck it dry

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    Liquid R134 has a boiling point of around -20F. It will boil and discharge completely if you just open the system, but the right way to do this is go to a shop. They won't rip you off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99RTA View Post
    BS!

    You can dump that charge ANY TIME ANY PLACE. In fact go pull up in front of the police station and call them out to watch. LMAO Its only a crime if you are a business, private citizens can dump it to their little hearts desire.

    Find any fitting on the ac and loosen it and start dumping!


    Dump it Dump it Dump it I SAY DUMP IT! DUMP IT NOW! Dump it fast! Dump it WOW!
    Can I vent HFC-134a refrigerant?
    It is illegal under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act to knowingly vent substitute refrigerants during any service, maintenance, repair or disposal of an appliance.

    Proposed section 608

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    and i believe any one who turns you in can be eligible for a 10,000 dollar reward so don't let me catch you , my car could use some new stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99RTA View Post
    BULL PUCKY! that only applies to a business, private indivduals may dump it at will! LMAO

    Same with removing your cats.....a dealer CAN NOT remove them without facing federal charges....YOU CAN REMOVE them ALL DAY LONG!
    you're completely dead wrong.....

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    All this wrong information needs to stop being posted. Wrong everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99RTA View Post
    BULL PUCKY! that only applies to a business, private indivduals may dump it at will! LMAO

    Same with removing your cats.....a dealer CAN NOT remove them without facing federal charges....YOU CAN REMOVE them ALL DAY LONG!

    Learn before you post in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99RTA View Post
    BULL PUCKY! that only applies to a business, private indivduals may dump it at will! LMAO

    Same with removing your cats.....a dealer CAN NOT remove them without facing federal charges....YOU CAN REMOVE them ALL DAY LONG!
    and in many states, a police officer can ticket you for having emissions equipment removed. unless you can back up your claims with legal proof we can verify, do not say you can do it.

    florida statute 316.2935 regarding removal of catalytic converters. it includes NO PERSON.

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    **Need Advice, Discharging Air Conditioner

    Quote Originally Posted by 99RTA View Post
    BS!

    You can dump that charge ANY TIME ANY PLACE. In fact go pull up in front of the police station and call them out to watch. LMAO Its only a crime if you are a business, private citizens can dump it to their little hearts desire.

    Find any fitting on the ac and loosen it and start dumping!


    Dump it Dump it Dump it I SAY DUMP IT! DUMP IT NOW! Dump it fast! Dump it WOW!
    lol ! That's something I'd a like to have done.

    As it were I wound up going to a shop and they charged me $40

    But my Radiator will recieve more air and the car is going to be a whole lot lighter,
    May have gone the other way discharging the system myself but I was at lol the Hvac guys shop early this morning and did not get a chance to read all the response's,
    I will try and weigh the system a let you all know how much weight it saves

    Thanks ! Bon

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    Quote Originally Posted by vette0009 View Post
    lol ! That's something I'd a like to have done.

    As it were I wound up going to a shop and they charged me $40

    But my Radiator will recieve more air and the car is going to be a whole lot lighter,
    May have gone the other way discharging the system myself but I was at lol the Hvac guys shop early this morning and did not get a chance to read all the response's,
    I will try and weigh the system a let you all know how much weight it saves

    Thanks ! Bon
    good deal...sorry about letting the thread go off topic but this guy is dead wrong and if he's spewing this nonsense here he's probably spewing it somewhere else also.

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