My biggest customer lamented to me yesterday that service calls for compressor motor-start capacitors were killing him. The ones which fail and all the replacements he can get are made in China and don't last as long as the older American-made ones did. So does anyone have a source for these that he won't need to be changing out every 18 to 24 months?
My second question relates to my "new" van, a 91 E 350 that uses R-12. It seems to need a refrigerant top-up and of course you can't get R-12 anymore. So is there an available refrigerant that is compatible with R-12? Probably wouldn't amount to more than 15% of the total charge. If it helped any at all that would be good enough, it's cool now but not cold. Got a bargain deal- $1K, this thing is in nearly new condition with only 132K miles on it. I think it was garage-stored most of it's years. Sometimes ya gets lucky :cool: