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    Default How much refrigerant??

    Just wondering how much refrigerant I will need to put into a 03 Focus that is bone dry. I have gauges so I won't over charge the system. I also already have 1 12 ounce can of R134A, but figured I needed at least one more.
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    Default Re: How much refrigerant??

    it should be on a sticker in the engine bay somewhere. usually either on the strut tower, radiator support, or underside of the hood.

    edit: do you have a good vacuum pump that can pull the system down to almost 30inHG?
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    Default Re: How much refrigerant??

    Quote Originally Posted by striker2 View Post
    it should be on a sticker in the engine bay somewhere. usually either on the strut tower, radiator support, or underside of the hood.

    edit: do you have a good vacuum pump that can pull the system down to almost 30inHG?
    I looked all over underneath the hood and I can't find anywhere that tells how much refrigerant. Yes, I planed on pulling a vacuum on the system.
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    Default Re: How much refrigerant??

    Most cars take 2 (usually 3) cans to fill up.

    My guess would be 2.5-3 cans. I think they're 12 or 16 ounces each. Get 3.
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    Default Re: How much refrigerant??

    Quote Originally Posted by ZX3autoxtasy View Post
    Most cars take 2 (usually 3) cans to fill up.

    My guess would be 2.5-3 cans. I think they're 12 or 16 ounces each. Get 3.
    you dont want to just put refrigerant in without knowing how much to put in or how much you are putting in. too much refrigerant can cause problems with the system.

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    I looked all over underneath the hood and I can't find anywhere that tells how much refrigerant. Yes, I planed on pulling a vacuum on the system.
    my 2000 Ford CD just says to "see label on vehicle" so it must be there somewhere. if you cant find it, try calling Steve at Tousley and see if he can help you out.
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    Default Re: How much refrigerant??

    740 15 grams (26.1 0.53 ounces)
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    Default Re: How much refrigerant??

    2- 12 oz. can should do the trick
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    Default Re: How much refrigerant??

    Quote Originally Posted by striker2 View Post
    you dont want to just put refrigerant in without knowing how much to put in or how much you are putting in. too much refrigerant can cause problems with the system.



    my 2000 Ford CD just says to "see label on vehicle" so it must be there somewhere. if you cant find it, try calling Steve at Tousley and see if he can help you out.
    Yea, I know.

    He already said he had a gauge, so really, it doesn't matter a whole lot as long as its in the green (safe) zone.... Like I said, you could maybe get away with 2 cans but 3 is a safe bet (ie don't use all three, maybe just part of the third can).
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    Default Re: How much refrigerant??

    I hate to pick up an extra can ($8) for just 2 ounces, but I guess I will. Thanks for the replies guys!! You know it might have been listed on the black plastic piece that fits above the grill and radiator. I KNOW there was some informative stickers on it, but my Euro one is clean of any stickers.
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