5th generation of Toyota's modern full-size sedan.

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Air conditioner refrigerant R12 or other?

Does this vehicle use the new refrigerant?

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The majority of automobiles manufactured prior to 1994 use Freon in their A/C systems. Since that time, several non-CFC refrigerants such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) have been developed; and many more are in the development process. Since 1995, the most common substitute for CFCs in automobile A/C systems is HFC- 134a (or R-134a).

Please give us the exact year of your Camry to determine which one you have.


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You might also have a look at an alternative coolant.

I (along with countless others) have put this in my car and RV

and am pleased.

I understand some of the HVAC guys do not like it cause its

a cheap DIY option.


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Interesting stuff. I wouldn't suggest using it on a leaking system. It is also banned in 19 of the US states and the EPA has stated that using it to replace R-12 is a violation of and prosecutable under the Clean Air Act. Some more links pro and anti on the product: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthread.ph... http://www.epa.gov/ozone/snap/refrigeran... http://www.sammemmolo.com/cc_hydrocarbon... http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php...


I understand it is the Freon corps and their friends in Washington

who have managed to put restrictions on it.

Very popular in Canada where the EPA actually has some teeth.

My buddy (who is a HVAC contractor) help me install it.

He had never heard of it but was very impressed with its

effectiveness and cost.


Just wanted to clarify that the EPA has no teeth in Canada. The EPA is a US agency. The somewhat equivalent is Canada's Department of the Environment, commonly known as Environment Canada. ;-)


The product is made of a combination of propane and butane. Since you have it installed in your vehicle I pray that you never get in a head on collision and your family never experiences the flash fire that could be caused from your desire to save a few $.


My vehicle is full a gasoline often.

40 years of driving and so far so good.

PS Its not about the money


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There is a tag on the A/C system somewhere that states the refrigerant used. Please do not use anything that will interrupt the dynamics of the ozone layer. There are drop ins you can get at auto supply houses if you need to change out R 12.

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