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E34 M5 (1988-1995)

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Old 06-04-2012, 02:43 PM
steveawitt steveawitt is offline
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Air Conditioner Mystery

1992 525i 120,000 miles

My Ac will not work and it really has me stumped.
I would appreciate any help.

Everything works, but it will not get cold.
New compressor
new expansion valve
new dryer.

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I blew out all the tubes with air compressor when I had it apart.
put it back together pulled a vacume (no leaks)
added half a can of r134 , compressor kicks on, and low side shot up to 90 psi,...
high side 0.
shut compressor off and they equlize. this is odd?????
I don't understand why it only takes a half a can or 134 and the pressure shoots up so high??

If I run the compressor for a while at 40 psi on the low side, nothing gets cold.
I checked all the tubes nothing cold.
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The ac button engages, ( blue dot on dial turned down) ,the condenser fan comes on, inside temp gage works, compressor kicks on, blower fan on.



If anybody has any ideas I could really use some help. thanks
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:26 PM
westmtp westmtp is offline
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Dito

I am having the exact same problem. I am being told that the lines are clogged somewhere. I know there is a filter in the condensor, but if that was replaced, then what. I will keep troubleshooting and let you know if I find anything if you will do the same. When I say the exact same problem, I mean to a T.

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Old 06-14-2012, 09:59 AM
westmtp westmtp is offline
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Any luck with this yet. I hate to tear my system apart for a small issue. I did notice the evaporator gets cold but only on the inlet side, not the "out" tube.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:09 AM
steveawitt steveawitt is offline
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Mystery solved!

When I converted to r134 i put the large nipple on the the large line. so I have been trying to charge the high side.
Swapped them and it took a charge right away.
The small tube with the sight glass is the high pressure side. You should be charging the large tube.
good luck , steve
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:26 AM
DKJimmy DKJimmy is offline
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Mein Auto: 1991 BMW ///M5
does it get any colder while you drive at interstate speeds?
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