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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 02-03-2013, 10:37 AM
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1990 326ic Refrigerant

Have a 90, 325ic which has the quick connect on the low pressure side which would lead me to believe that the refrigerant in the system is R134, but the Bently Manual says R-12 - HELP - what doe it have?
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:52 AM
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The system came with R-12. If you have a R-134 quick connect on the low side, chances are someone changed over the refrigerant. If the system is not working, have it professionally converted... compressor oil, expansion valve, dryer, and refrigerant changed. Most time, the compressor is reused.

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someone probably just released the r12 and threw in 134a.

as said before, get it properly done. dont just throw gas in and hope and pray
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