Use only service equipment that is U.L.-listed and is certified to meet the requirements of SAE J2210 to remove HFC-134a (R-134a) from the air conditioning system.
Connect a R-134a refrigerant recovery/recycling/charging station (A) to the high-pressure service port (B) and the low-pressure service port (C), as shown, following the equipment manufacturer's instructions.
- Evacuate the system, as outlined in this section.
- Add the same amount of new refrigerant oil to the system that was removed during recovery. Use only KEIHIN SP-10 refrigerant oil.
- Charge the system with the specified amount of R-134a refrigerant. Do not overcharge the system; the compressor will be damaged.
- Select the appropriate units of measure for your refrigerant charging station. Refrigerant capacity:
Refrigerant capacity for 2001-05 Civic:
- 500-550 g
- 1.1-1.2 lbs.
- 17.6-19.4 oz.
- Refrigerant capacity for 2006 Civic:
- 400-450 g
- 0.9-1.0 lbs.
- 14.1-15.9 oz.
Refrigerant capacity for S2000:
- 550-650 g
- 1.2-1.3 lbs.
- 19.4-21.2 oz.
Refrigerant capacity for 2001-02 Accord with Showa condenser:
- 600-650 g
- 0.60-0.65 kg
- 1.3-1.4 lbs.
- 21.2-22.9 oz.
Refrigerant capacity for 2001-02 Accord with Calsonic condenser:
- 450-500 g
- 0.45-0.50 kg
- 1.0-1.1 lbs.
- 15.9-17.6 oz.
Refrigerant capacity for Prelude:
- 700-750 g
- 24.7-26.5 oz.
- Check for refrigerant leaks, as outlined in this section.