Friday, I took the afternoon off so a AC shop could recharge my system. Well, I arrive at the shop, only to be told that it would cost me double to 'test' my system...($138.) I argued with the manager, he stated that 'kitcars' almost always are not standard. Which I replied that it has an 85GT system, that's it. Needless to say, I gave him the go-ahead. He pressure tested the system and found that my NEW GM compressor hose was cracked at the compressor joint flange. He stated the flange was not properly welded. Off I go to get it welded. Today I arrive, he pressure tests it again and finds a pinhole in a front pipe. $160 + labour to make a new pipe. I say no. Now he wants to charge me another $138. for today's pressure test, and more $$$ for re-connecting the compressor flange (all of 1 bolt). Talk about getting 'Hosed'! Thanks for allowing me to vent...
Sandy
I should have known better when he kept refering to my car as a 'kitcar'!