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T151Rex 07-04-2012 02:56 PM

A/C recharging/recycling unit
 
So I was given this Robinair a/c recharging unit. I have no use for it. Anyone have an idea of what it is worth? Ill get the model number in a sec.

http://i45.tinypic.com/ran3gw.jpg

3rdgen 07-04-2012 03:13 PM

IIRC, this is an older unit to the current 34788 made by OTC/SPX. it has manual valves under the pressure gauges. current ones are all automatic.

it's $3500 new, I've seen it on craigslist from $800-1500. it's a good machine, and now it's good time to sell it. just take it to some local independent shops and talk to the owners. this thing will make them some money. make sure they understand you didn't steal it.

http://www.eautotools.com/Robinair-R...shoppingengine

T151Rex 07-04-2012 03:34 PM

Thanks a for the info. Model number is 347002k.

77bawls 07-04-2012 03:35 PM

That looks like a R12 unit. It won't be worth much unless you convert it over to R134.

77bawls 07-04-2012 03:37 PM

Shit, model number says R134a but it has an R12 tank on it. :confused: What do the ends of the lines look like?

T151Rex 07-04-2012 03:42 PM

The lines say R12,22,R134A. The unit itself says R12. Do you want a picture of the line that connects to the tank?

3rdgen 07-04-2012 03:52 PM

it PROBABLY will do both R134a and R12, if the machine says R134a, then R134a it is.

http://www.centurytool.net/Robinair_...rts_s/8653.htm

R134a systems use quick discount fittings(Red for high side, Blue for low side), R12 systems use screw on fittings.

call up OTC tomorrow see if you can convert it to R134a by adding the 2 fittings. in most cases, that's about it.

T151Rex 07-04-2012 04:00 PM

http://i47.tinypic.com/98yd75.jpg

toyrunner 07-04-2012 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by t151rex (Post 14537738)

r12

T151Rex 07-04-2012 04:06 PM

The manual does say r-12 or r134a.

T151Rex 07-04-2012 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toyrunner (Post 14537740)
r12

So would there be a way to convert it to r134a?

s10er8 07-04-2012 04:59 PM

He already answered that...
Quote:

Originally Posted by 3rdgen (Post 14537717)
it PROBABLY will do both R134a and R12, if the machine says R134a, then R134a it is.

http://www.centurytool.net/Robinair_...rts_s/8653.htm

R134a systems use quick discount fittings(Red for high side, Blue for low side), R12 systems use screw on fittings.

call up OTC tomorrow see if you can convert it to R134a by adding the 2 fittings. in most cases, that's about it.


toyrunner 07-04-2012 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T151Rex (Post 14537825)
So would there be a way to convert it to r134a?

Should have some adapters to the R134a service valves(quick connect).

s10er8 07-04-2012 05:01 PM

Probably look like these..

http://www.specialtauto.com/delorean...34aA-strai.jpg

3rdgen 07-04-2012 05:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by s10er8 (Post 14537880)
Probably look like these..

that's the male adapters, for converting cars with R12 to R134a. he needs the female hose quick-disconnect fitting.

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...questid=556353

you will probably need a pair of female/female thread adapters to hook up the QD to the R12 ends.

T151Rex 07-04-2012 05:59 PM

So with those adapters installed what would be a fair asking price?

77bawls 07-04-2012 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T151Rex (Post 14538023)
So with those adapters installed what would be a fair asking price?

I don't think I would take less than $1000 for a R134 machine. I really like that unit, it's one of the easier ones to use.

locotaco85 07-04-2012 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3rdgen (Post 14537979)
you will probably need a pair of female/female thread adapters to hook up the QD to the R12 ends.

You can get conversion QDs that screw into R12 hoses. We just got a pair of Mastercool manual valves to replace the fawked up Matco ones, they look to be better made.

I dunno what it's worth, but my boss paid $200 for his Snap On ECO134. :flipoff2: It doesn't look as cool as that one, and so far it (literally) just sucks, but whatever.


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