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Refrigerant Tape (18" Length) - Mercury

SKU: 15-404-c
Make: MERCURY
$8.50

An 18" length of "Cork" Refrigerant tape, used to insulate the expansion valves sensing bulb once installed. Proper insulation of the sensing bulb is imperative to allow for the sensing bulb to sense tube temperature that dictates how much or how little refrigerant the expansion valve meters into the evaporator coil.

An 18" length of "Cork" Refrigerant tape, used to insulate the expansion valves sensing bulb once installed. Proper insulation of the sensing bulb is imperative to allow for the sensing bulb to sense tube temperature that dictates how much or how little refrigerant the expansion valve meters into the evaporator coil.

Products specifications
Model CAPRI
Model COMET
Model COUGAR
Model CYCLONE
Model MONTEGO
Years 55
Years 56
Years 57
Years 58
Years 59
Years 60
Years 61
Years 62
Years 63
Years 64
Years 65
Years 66
Years 67
Years 68
Years 69
Years 70
Years 71
Years 72
Years 73
Years 74
Category VALVES - A/C
Category EVAPORATOR UNIT PARTS
Category MISC
Category GASKETS, GROMMETS & SEALS
Manufacturer MERCURY

CONVERTING MY FORD TO 134a

Until 1995, most cars with air conditioning used R-12 Freon refrigerant that is said to have a negative side effect of damaging the ozone layer and is no longer produced in most countries. since then, the industry standard has been R134a, which is an efficient replacement.  Contrary to popular belief, most cars originally equipped with R-12 can be converted to 134a and still keep you just as cool.

Systems w/o Suction Valve
Minimum Requirements

  • Change or restore the filter-drier.
  • Drain the compressor oil and recharge with 134a compatible oil. (PAG or Ester Oil)
  • Insure that the system is clean and free of contaminants (Depending on component condition, this may be a simple matter of blowing out with compressed air or liquid flushing with an air-conditioning flushing agent)
  • Replace or restore all rubber hoses with barrier hose.
  • Install 134a charge port adapters.
  • Charge with 134a between 70-80% of the original R12 charge amount.
  • Replace any o-rings with 134a compatible.

HELPFUL HINTS

  • Ignore the sight-glass. A properly charged 134a system will likely show bubbles in the sight-glass.
  • Typical 134a charge rate will be approximately 70-80% of the factory R12 charge amount.

Systems w/POA Valve
(aka Suction Throttling Valve & By-Pass Valve)
The POA Valve is installed on the evaporator, near the firewall. (Click here for a typical photo)

Minimum Requirements

  • Change or restore the filter-drier.
  • Drain the compressor oil and recharge with 134a compatible oil. (PAG or Ester Oil)
  • Insure that the system is clean and free of contaminants (Depending on component condition, this may be a simple matter of blowing out with compressed air or liquid flushing with an air-conditioning flushing agent)
  • Replace or restore all rubber hoses with barrier hose.
  • Install 134a charge port adapters.
  • Send POA Valve in to be calibrated.
  • Charge with 134a between 70-80% of the original R12 charge amount.
  • Replace any o-rings with 134a compatible.

HELPFUL HINTS

  • Ignore the sight-glass. A properly charged 134a system will likely show bubbles in the sight-glass.
  • Typical 134a charge rate will be approximately 70-80% of the factory R12 charge amount.

Systems w/Accumulator
The accumulator is most often installed on the evaporator, near the firewall, but occasionally found in the middle of the suction hose between the evaporator and the compressor. 
(Click here for a typical photo)

Minimum Requirements

  • Change or restore the accumulator.
  • Drain the compressor oil and recharge with 134a compatible oil. (PAG or Ester Oil)
  • Insure that the system is clean and free of contaminants (Depending on component condition, this may be a simple matter of blowing out with compressed air or liquid flushing with an air-conditioning flushing agent)
  • Replace or restore all rubber hoses with barrier hose.
  • Install 134a charge port adapters.
  • Charge with 134a between 70-80% of the original R12 charge amount.
  • Replace any o-rings with 134a compatible.

HELPFUL HINTS

  • Ignore the sight-glass. A properly charged 134a system will likely show bubbles in the sight-glass.
  • Typical 134a charge rate will be approximately 70-80% of the factory R12 charge amount.
Products specifications
Model CAPRI
Model COMET
Model COUGAR
Model CYCLONE
Model MONTEGO
Years 55
Years 56
Years 57
Years 58
Years 59
Years 60
Years 61
Years 62
Years 63
Years 64
Years 65
Years 66
Years 67
Years 68
Years 69
Years 70
Years 71
Years 72
Years 73
Years 74
Category VALVES - A/C
Category EVAPORATOR UNIT PARTS
Category MISC
Category GASKETS, GROMMETS & SEALS
Manufacturer MERCURY
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