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    Car Air Conditioner Retrofit

    Car Air Conditioner Retrofit


    Car air conditioner retrofit with HFC-R134a From $350.00


    Keepin’ Cool has invested in equipment to allow a specially developed R12 replacement gas used known as HFC-R134a and also has already carried out many conversions to a range of vehicles, like including:


    • 1988 Volvo 240
    • 1984 Porsche 928s
    • 1979 BMW 323i
    • 1982 Ford XE
    • 1991 Toyota Japanese import


    R12 to non-CFC Conversion HFC R134a gas:
    And this service takes around 90 minutes and includes:


    • Recovery and measurement of any remaining refrigerant in the system
    • Also, system pressure leak test up to 9 bar (approx 140psi)
    • And Filter/Drier Replacement
    • And deep vacuum
    • Correct refrigeration oil and dye charge
    • Re-gas with up to 1kg of  Fresh/Recycled R134a refrigerant
    • Then system test, in-car delivery temperature measurement and fitment of service label
    • Keepin’ Cool Auto warranty.


    And we must dispose of any waste refrigerant removed from the vehicle of under Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 at cost, currently $20/kg.

    Please contact us for a personal quotation for your (pre-1992 approx) vehicle R12 to R134a conversion.


    What you should know about Retro-fitting Car Air Conditioner R12 To R134


    There are two types of retrofits available like:

    1. High-performance retrofit with HFC-134a: The vehicle manufacturer recommends specific procedures and parts to use, like including HFC-134a as the refrigerant.
    2. Economy retrofit with blends: This system uses a combination of refrigerants that contains a mixture of several chemicals. Also, vehicle manufacturers do not approve of or recommend retrofits, using refrigerants other than HFC-134a. Keepin’ Cool also does not support the use of hydrocarbon refrigerants. And any refrigerant blends of any kind in automotive air conditioning systems, that not explicitly designed for their use. So please read the Queensland Government safety alert.
      Keepin’ Cool only recommends the high-performance retrofit. It might be more expensive than the economy retrofits but could save you money in the long run.


    Car Air Conditioner retrofit entail:



    All retrofitted systems must include refrigerant labels that specify which refrigerant used. Also, this helps prevent contamination of air conditioning systems and refrigerant supplies.

    Replacing refrigerant service fittings:

    All retrofitted systems must use unique accessories that match the refrigerant used.


    Adding and Reclaiming refrigerant:


    During the retrofit procedure, the original refrigerant (CFC-12) reclaimed in one of our specially dedicated recovery cylinders. Once full, these cylinders are also then sent off to Refrigerant Reclaim Australia and destroyed. Also, new refrigerant added. Depending on the retrofit, additional parts may require replacing or and the system components altered.


    Note: Technicians handling air conditioner refrigerants must have certification tick from the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARCtick).


    Please call to discuss your specific requirement, or if you need free advice on your vehicle air conditioning problem, we would be most pleased to discuss this with you. Alternatively, ask a question using the Contact Form below.


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    Here you will find a list of some vehicle types we carry out and Car Aircon Regas Service. If your vehicle type is not on the list, please give us a call:

    Please call to discuss your specific requirement, or if you like free advice on your vehicle air conditioning problem, then we would be most pleased to talk with you. Alternatively, ask a question using the Contact Form.