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Jack the R
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PostSubject: Why Flushing AC Systems Does Not Work Anymore    Why Flushing AC Systems Does Not Work Anymore  EmptyThu May 14, 2015 12:13 pm



Another reason not to invest in a new car. Are the condenser holes on the 8th gen Riviera large enough to flush?
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PostSubject: Re: Why Flushing AC Systems Does Not Work Anymore    Why Flushing AC Systems Does Not Work Anymore  EmptyThu May 14, 2015 12:35 pm

This guy is like the Tony Little of car maintenance. I like him! The Riv's condenser is pretty small, but have never tried flushing it. A new condenser is about $60. I'd just replace it if installing a new pump. Good info to know!


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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

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'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
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'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
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PostSubject: Re: Why Flushing AC Systems Does Not Work Anymore    Why Flushing AC Systems Does Not Work Anymore  EmptyThu May 14, 2015 2:55 pm

FWIW I hate that guy..... Eric the Car Guy is best.
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PostSubject: Re: Why Flushing AC Systems Does Not Work Anymore    Why Flushing AC Systems Does Not Work Anymore  EmptyThu May 14, 2015 5:05 pm

ETCG is pretty good. I've learned a few things reading through his how-to pages.

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
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PostSubject: Re: Why Flushing AC Systems Does Not Work Anymore    Why Flushing AC Systems Does Not Work Anymore  EmptyThu May 14, 2015 10:26 pm

I strongly dislike Scotty. ETCG is pretty good. My favorite is probably briansmobile1 or southmainautorepair.
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PostSubject: Re: Why Flushing AC Systems Does Not Work Anymore    Why Flushing AC Systems Does Not Work Anymore  EmptyThu May 14, 2015 10:34 pm

I've just started going through some of southmans stuff. I love everything ETCG does (even if his voice puts me to sleep for no apparent reason).

Back to the subject at hand, while cars are being made more efficiently than ever I doubt that concept applies to every last new car out there.
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