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Old 04-17-2018, 04:04 AM   #1
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I am thinking about adding AC to my base 1989 HB truck. For those who have done it, what do I need to add to make this happen? cost? Thanks for all the great help and info!
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Try this thread: (pictures still work, too)

http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/...25&postcount=1
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Very nice, thanks!
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If you want to do it once and do it right, use a new compressor or a known good one. Always buy a new drier. Those aee like 15 bucks. I bought my drier off ebay.
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There are a couple of 1993, 1995 HB trucks in my local junkyard. I'll try to get most of the parts from them.
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There are a couple of 1993, 1995 HB trucks in my local junkyard. I'll try to get most of the parts from them.
If you get a compressor or any AC part from any truck, make sure it is off of a R134a model. Donít get anything with the R12 labeling. Models 1993 and up all have the more modern R134a stuff
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If you get a compressor or any AC part from any truck, make sure it is off of a R134a model. Don’t get anything with the R12 labeling. Models 1993 and up all have the more modern R134a stuff
You CAN do the conversion, however. When they switched over to the R134, they changed some fittings to make sure you complied. (New refrigerant won't go into the system without the new fittings) What you can do is buy the conversion kit and then you can evacuate the R12 and put in R134. The kit, counting the oil and the refrigerant, will run you about $75 and is available at most parts stores. They come with a retrofit sticker you put on the truck to show it now complies.
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