Hatchback 4WD F4-1781cc 1.8L (1983)
Refrigerant: Technical Service Bulletins
R-12 Referigerant - Removal & Recycling Information
ALL VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AIR CONDITIONING
REMOVAL AND RECYCLING OF REFRIGERANT R-12
THIS BULLETIN IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS HANDLING SHOULD BE EXERCISED WHEN USING R-12. GLOVES AND EYE PROTECTION MUST BE USED.
DO NOT SUBJECT R-12 TO HEAT OR OPEN FLAME, BURNING R-12 WILL CREATE A NOXIOUS GAS.
As concerns for the environment increase, more stringent federal, state and local regulations are being placed on the automotive industry. Subaru of
America is also concerned with the Earth's environment. One of our obvious concerns is the use and recovery of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) base
compound, commonly known as R-12 used in automobile air conditioners. R-12 can escape into the atmosphere during A/C service. It reacts chemically
with the ozone layer causing depletion. Since the ozone layer shields the Earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation, the U.S., and other countries of the
world, met in August of 1987 in Montreal and signed a treaty called the "Montreal Protocol" to reduce the amount of ozone-depleting chemicals
produced. The long term effects of the release of CFC's is debatable, however, we do know the continual release will have an adverse effect on the
Earth's ozone layer. As the ever growing cost of developmental research for alternative refrigerants continues, it's now more important than ever before
to consider cost-effective means for the recovery and recycling of refrigerant R-12.
Many states have legislation pending which will mandate the recycling of R-12. You should familiarize yourself with the pending laws in your area.
SOA recommends the use of the Kent-Moore ACR3 recycling system. We have found this system to be efficient and user-friendly. To assist dealers in
the purchase of this unit, SOA has made special pricing arrangements with Kent-Moore. Prior to operation we recommend that the dealer thoroughly
review the manufacturer's instruction manual.
Dealers may contact Kent-Moore or place orders at 1-800-345-2233.
Flat Rate Information
Recycling of R-12 can be claimed under the Limited Subaru Warranty using the following information, in conjunction with Operation Number C010-101
DISCHARGE, LEAK TEST, EVACUATE AND CHARGE (A/C System) located in the Subaru Flat Rate Manual Section 0, Accessories.
ITEM DESCRIPTION/ OPERATION
Recovery and Recycling