*monkey* wrote:I've seen cans of R134a in car accessory shops, but no obvious way to transfer the canned freon into the shraeder valve on car's A/C system.
Anyone know where to get a magic hose to do this?
I think the expert opinion is/was that a top-up at an aircon service place was cheap enough that DIY wasn't worthwhile.
How much were the canisters?
As an aside, this source http://www.airconditioning-systems.com/R134a.html
The recent discovery that R-134a contributes to global warming has caused the European Union to ban its use on new cars starting from year 2011. Other countries are expected to follow suit.
Taiwan of course isn't bound by any agreement that might emerge, since they don't exist, so can't sign anything.
OTOH, they do, for example, voluntarily observe the Montreal protocol on CFC's, so this stuff might disappear off the shelves eventually, but since it refers to new cars I guess it'll take at least 10 years.