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Ferrari Mondial AC recharge capacity?

Discussion in 'Mondial' started by Albert Penello, Apr 10, 2020.

  1. Albert Penello

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    #1 Albert Penello, Apr 10, 2020
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    NEVERMIND. It's in the owner's manual: 1.2kg.
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    I'm reading the service manual and notice it doesn't list a capacity for the AC system. The recharge system is using the sight glass and pressures.

    I also see it says to add 500g to test the system. I can't imagine that 500g is enough to fill all the hoses in this car.

    People who have recharged the system - what's the fill capacity of the Mondial QV system? I have an automatic machine and can fill to exact amounts. Going to see if I can get the system working this weekend.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. spicedriver

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    500g sounds right. The big bottle "AC Pro" cans are 566g.
     
  4. Albert Penello

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    500g is the fill and test amount per the service manual. But that's only 1 lb of refrigerant and that couldn't be enough given how long those lines are.
     
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  6. 2cam

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    Also, Albert, I'm not sure if you've seen notes on this in the WSM or online, but I believe that it's suggested that the fill occur while the motor is turning over at 2500 RPM, not the base idle. I have that written down in my notes from past AC conversations. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

    Thanks!

    2cam
     
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  8. Albert Penello

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    Thank you! Good to know I suspect that the pump needs to be running to get the full fill. However, that I think also assumes the old days with a vacuum pump and handheld gauges. I have a full automatic Robinair machine (which I love) and usually does a good job filling. But I can imagine the Ferrari has a weird process :)
     
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  9. 2cam

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    Nice! It would be wonderful to have one of those machines. I'm sure that it makes the entire process much easier.

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