Ownership Verified: Oh no, they've got another one - leviathan's MX-5 NC

Matt2000

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Owning cars you don't drive very often? No idea what you're talking about. :p

Personally I know I'm going to miss having the open air experience once in a while when the Smart is gone.
 

Perc

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- AC is still broken. Went in for a discounted AC service at Euromaster, was told that a) it seems to not hold pressure, but they're unsure because b) they don't have the necessary equipment for the kind of gas this car uses at that specific location -.-
Er, what?

Anything made between like 1992 and 2014 or so should have R134a, regardless of make and model. I wasn't aware that any other gas even existed.

Its replacement (R1234yf) started appearing on new models around 2012-2013 or so, but AFAIK car manufacturers weren't required to move to the new gas on older models already in production. My current car uses R134a, as did my 1994 Volvo back in the day.
 

leviathan

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Anything made between like 1992 and 2014 or so should have R134a, regardless of make and model. I wasn't aware that any other gas even existed.

Its replacement (R1234yf) started appearing on new models around 2012-2013 or so, but AFAIK car manufacturers weren't required to move to the new gas on older models already in production. My current car uses R134a, as did my 1994 Volvo back in the day.
I was told the NC actually does use R1234yf, and they could only service R134a at that location. Reading up on a service manual I have though, that seems bollocks - it should be R134a as you say. Maybe the dudes at that place were just incompetent, in which case, just as well that I'm going to a different location - one I have positive experience with already :)
 
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