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Kansas City Fiero help by cherokee 140
Started on: 05-06-2008 10:13 AM
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Report this Post05-06-2008 10:13 AM Click Here to See the Profile for cherokee 140Click Here to visit cherokee 140's HomePageClick Here to Email cherokee 140Send a Private Message to cherokee 140Direct Link to This Post
I am looking for a good mechanic to do some AC work on my 86 V6. It has a locked up compressor, so it is going to need the works when it comes to the AC. I would like to find someone that has experence working on the cars. AC on a fiero is a PITA, and while they are at it convert it to 134. It would also be nice to find someone in the Lee's Summit/Blue Springs area. I know I am asking a-lot, but I am not use to asking for mechanical help, I just had surgery and am unable to do any work myself.

Thanks for your help, and I plan on being at the event at the city market.
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Report this Post05-06-2008 10:42 AM Click Here to See the Profile for indyguyClick Here to Email indyguySend a Private Message to indyguyDirect Link to This Post
Well I would say bring it to my shop but I am in St. Joseph MO try member buddygraig he is in your area I believe. I do not know if he does A/C work but we are certified and know fieros and have the proper equipment not some backyard gauge set. Our machine is calibrated properly and our A/C tech is certified. Hope that helps Ryan
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Report this Post05-08-2008 12:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for litespdSend a Private Message to litespdDirect Link to This Post
The person you need to check with is buddycraigg here on the forum. Buddy is an honest mechanic, and will tell you if it's something he can tackle or not...and if not, I'm sure he can steer you in the right direction. Seems like he told me he lives somewhere near Arrowhead Stadium, but don't quote me on that.
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Report this Post05-08-2008 08:20 AM Click Here to See the Profile for twofatguysClick Here to Email twofatguysSend a Private Message to twofatguysDirect Link to This Post
Buddy Craigg. His member name on here is buddycraigg .

Worth going to.

(Ask about the free oil change with game of pool ).

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Report this Post05-08-2008 11:50 AM Click Here to See the Profile for buddycraiggClick Here to Email buddycraiggSend a Private Message to buddycraiggDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by indyguy:
not some backyard gauge set


gee i wonder how everyone did it before there were automatic recovery / charge machines
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Report this Post05-08-2008 12:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for buddycraiggClick Here to Email buddycraiggSend a Private Message to buddycraiggDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by cherokee 140:
It would also be nice to find someone in the Lee's Summit/Blue Springs area.


i'm just a bit west of lees summit

http://maps.google.com/maps...lt&resnum=1&ct=title

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Report this Post05-08-2008 05:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for indyguyClick Here to Email indyguySend a Private Message to indyguyDirect Link to This Post
Gee thanks for the smart remark (lol)! Also the reason we have this equipment is to collect the r12 safely and not release it into the air as it is against the law as far as I know. Also when you convert you must use proper oiling and charging methods and the machine allows this to be possible. Nice talking to you Buddy sorry about the sarcasm.

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Report this Post05-08-2008 07:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for buddycraiggClick Here to Email buddycraiggSend a Private Message to buddycraiggDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by indyguy:
Gee thanks for the smart remark

I will freely admit I was being catty.
The statement, “we are certified and know fieros and have the proper equipment not some backyard gauge set.” implies someone using a vacuum pump, a scale and a set of gauges is an amateur shade-tree DIYer.
Guess what three items I use in addition to a thermometer. So yes, I was offended by it.

 
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Originally posted by indyguy:
and to think I was telling people to go see you. Guess I won't do that anymore

I would understand not recommending me if I did poor work, had poor work ethics, or just didn’t know what I was doing.
But you’re not going to refer anyone to me because I said something sarcastic to you?
Well, I guess thats your call.

EDIT: indyguy sent me a PM.
Just another instance of sarcasm and humor not flowing over the internet via text.

I am a little twurked about suggesting using a set of gauges is less than the correct way of charging the AC system.
But hell, I still use vernier scale calipers.
I’ll get over it.

So everything’s cool between me and the guy from St. Joe.

And cherokee 140, give me a call if I can do anything for you.
the things you'll need to buy
compressor
AC flush (on the same ticket as the compressor to keep the warranty valid)
accumulator
orifice tube
possibly a new belt

$150.00 to me for labor, 134 fittings, freon, oil.

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Report this Post05-08-2008 09:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for buddycraiggClick Here to Email buddycraiggSend a Private Message to buddycraiggDirect Link to This Post
bump so people would see what i added after the edit.
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Report this Post05-09-2008 09:08 AM Click Here to See the Profile for cherokee 140Click Here to visit cherokee 140's HomePageClick Here to Email cherokee 140Send a Private Message to cherokee 140Direct Link to This Post
I will be in touch....thanks, the thought of doing KC in July with no AC in not a fun one.
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