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  1. #1
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    How can I modify the A/C??

    Hello guys,
    I need your ideas to modify my 99' WJ AC.
    As I live in UAE, and my WJ is american specs. A/C is not that effective. Can I modify it?

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    I would like to supercharge my A/C too.... hot and humid weather and weak A/C is not a good mix

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    The A/C system is the same no matter if it's staying states side or being exported.Your A/C will not drop the air temps as far as you want when dealing with 125 degre+ heat in the middle east or high humidity in the south.The best you can do is have it checked out by a good A/C shop,if they can't find any leaks and it has the correct amount of R134A there is nothing more you can do.

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    You could try another coolant, however, you will find that most other coolants will ruin the seals and/or compressor (because you'll need different oil, which those things are "used" to). If you're willing to experiment, you could do okay.

    R12, of course, is the gold standard of coolants (high efficiency), but you won't get your hands on it, I bet. Then again, in Dubai, perhaps it is available underground.

    I don't know if propane is more or less efficient, but I do know if you like an explosive experience, it will actually work as a coolant.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjkj01 View Post
    You could try another coolant, however, you will find that most other coolants will ruin the seals and/or compressor (because you'll need different oil, which those things are "used" to). If you're willing to experiment, you could do okay.

    R12, of course, is the gold standard of coolants (high efficiency), but you won't get your hands on it, I bet. Then again, in Dubai, perhaps it is available underground.

    I don't know if propane is more or less efficient, but I do know if you like an explosive experience, it will actually work as a coolant.

    Good luck!

    Can't use R12 in a R134A system,there's more then just the seals/oil you have to worry about.

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    Sometimes at the A/C shop they will do a drain/refill which can help at times. it will help remove any mositure that could have built up and with a recharge of coolant, R134, it might make it cool better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shepd4 View Post
    Sometimes at the A/C shop they will do a drain/refill which can help at times. it will help remove any mositure that could have built up and with a recharge of coolant, R134, it might make it cool better.
    Thats a waste, thats what the drier does already.

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    an electric fan in FRONT of the condenser MIGHT help.

  9. #9
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    make sure your E-FAN and mechanical clutch fan are working properly

    condenser is designed to dissipate heat from the r134A so if your fins are torn up on condenser air flow problems

    reason why your a/c is colder while driving faster and more air flow.

    the better your fans can cool the condenser the colder your A/C will be.


 

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