Interest about this topic from a previous article resulted in our converting a lot of cars. End result: the retrofit worked out great for all models. So, why switch? You’ll be helping out the environment plus saving money in the long run. R-12 is $60 per pound vs. $15 for R-134! Imagine if your car develops a leak and you use R-12. That’s money down the drain literally. Plus, harm to the environment is caused by chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s) in R-12 which depletes the earth’s ozone layer. R-134 doesn’t contain CFC’s.
Conversion doesn’t alter your car’s power or harm any component. The key is make sure everything is in working order, including the fan clutch, aux fan, radiator and water pump.