Custom rebuild of your original 1961-76 RV2 compressor*. Rebuild consists of initial test to determine the core is serviceable*, following by stripping exterior surfaces to bare metal. Compressor is dismantled; crankshaft, pistons and rings, reed valves and valve plate are removed, cleaned and inspected. Compressor is reassembled with all new gaskets, o-rings, a shaft seal and a full 11oz. charge of oil. Compressor is performance tested at 1800 rpm's, pressure tested with Nitrogen at 250 psi and painted. * NOTE 1 - This service is for the compressor only. It does not include services on the clutch/pulley, clutch brushes, service valves, etc, but we do offer services on those components for an additional fee. ** NOTE 2 - Initial serviceable diagnosis of the compressor is not a guarantee that rebuilding services can be completed. If we cannot complete the reconditioning service, you will not be charged for service on the compressor to that point.
CONVERTING MOPARS 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.
1962 & Newer Systems - 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.
Remove EPR valve from compressor’s suction port
Charge with 134a between 70-80% of the original R12 charge amount.
- Replace any o-rings with 134a compatible.