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Old 12-23-2007, 01:01 PM   #1
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Green fluid, kind of thick and oily. Doesn't smell or taste like antifreeze. Is this what refrigerant looks like? If so, is there any reason to fix this before I start my turbo install?

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Old 12-23-2007, 01:14 PM   #2
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Green fluid, kind of thick and oily. Doesn't smell or taste like antifreeze. Is this what refrigerant looks like? If so, is there any reason to fix this before I start my turbo install?


you tasted it?!?!

the dye in refrigerant looks like that.
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haha I can't believe you tasted that!
I could just see someone going..."Hmm, something green is leaking in my engine bay, lets have a taste!"
Im just playing with ya.
As stated above, the refrigerant is dyed that color so it is easier to spot leaks...
also I think it is UV reactive so you can use a black light to better spot the leaks.

If you want your a/c to work then you should fix it...
sometimes they sell a sealant that you can add to the a/c lines like you would when adding refrigerant that will fix some small leaks, but I have no experience with leaking from around the compressor area.

Good luck!


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Oi, looks like my compressor before it failed!! The leak started to get worse and worse and worse until no refridgerant left. Change it cause i don't know if you can rebuild these compressors yourself.
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Thanks for the help. Will have to get it replaced before summer time.
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I've got a used one sitting in my garage. Want it?
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Doesn't smell or taste like antifreeze. Is this what refrigerant looks like?
fellow SV650 rider. w00t. not too, smart this one..
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I've got a used one sitting in my garage. Want it?
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