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Post: Has the chemical technology is Super Seal ever been used before?

Yes. The sealant technology in Super Seal has been used for decades in the underground gas transfer industry, sealing leaks in pipes, tanks, compressors, and other gas filled containers.

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Post: Can I use two cans of Super Seal on my vehicle?

One can of Super Seal is all you need to seal pin hole sized leaks in your system. In order to determine the size of your leak use the following rule of thumb: your car must be able to hold a refrigerant charge for at least two weeks. If you car can hold a charge for two weeks before blowing warm again, then Super Seal will be able to patch your leak. If you have a…

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Post: How long will a Super Seal repair last?

Any leak fixed by Super Seal during a recharge will create a permanent bond that will not leak from that point again. In addition Super Seal will continue to flow through the A/C system as a lubricant and seal any new leaks that may develop which makes it great for preventative maintenance.

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Post: Why do I need to prime a new compressor?

In order to prepare a new compressor for installation you will need to prime it. If you do not prime the compressor properly you could seriously damage it, and void the warranty on the product. Priming a compressor consists of adding oil to both the receiver dryer and the suction port of the compressor. Before starting you will need to know the oil capacity for your system and your compressor. You can check here to get…

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Post: Can I recharge my A/C system myself?

YES! This is one of the easiest jobs that you can do yourself on your vehicle. Please click through the following FAQ’s to learn more on using our products to recharge your car’s air conditioning: Locating low pressure port How to recharge with a T-handle or Gauge-Handle style recharge hose How to recharge with a trigger style recharge hose How much refrigerant should I put in? I get two pressure readings while checking my low pressure,…

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Post: How do I use an R-134a charging hose to add/recharge R-134a refrigerant to my system?

-Turn the valve handle of the charging kit counterclockwise until the piercing stem is in the up position. This will prevent accidentally piercing the can. Screw the charging kit onto the can. -Attach the quick connect fitting to the low side service port. -Start engine and put A/C settings on maximum cool with the fan settings on high. -Turn the valve handle clockwise until the piercing stem has punctured the can. -Turn the valve counterclockwise until…

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Post: Why type of lubricant does a hybrid system use?

Special electrically insulating refrigerant oil is used to keep voltage from leaking to the compressor case through the oil. According to the hybrid manufacturers if even a small amount of another oil is introduced into the system, it may significantly decrease the electrical insulation properties causing compressor damage. The introduction of the wrong oil can cause a diagnostic trouble code that disables the air conditioning system. Hybrid vehicle makers also warn that if the wrong oil…

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Post: I keep having to add refrigerant, where did it go?

If you are constantly adding refrigerant to your system you have a leak. If your car is over five years old then chances are the o-rings and gaskets have become brittle and inelastic causing small leaks throughout the system. Adding a refrigerant with a leak sealer and o-ring condition will help to correct this problem.

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Post: What happens if my system is overcharged?

When you overcharge your system, a pressure cut off switch is activated to stop your A/C compressor from running. This in turn will cause your system to blow warm air. If this happens you will need to go to a car A/C professional and have the excess refrigerant recovered from your system. Remember it is illegal to vent refrigerant from your system, and the government can impose stiff fines for failure to follow these rules

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Post: What should my vent temperature be?

Vent temperature will vary. Some newer cars may have vent temperatures that are below 50°F while older model cars’ vent temperatures may be in the mid-50’s to low 60’s.

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