R-134 machine

Walter Manager Washington Posted   Latest   Edited  

What R-134a machine seems to be best. Looking for ease of use as well as dependability. Looking to add a second machine into the shop.

Thanks for the info.

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Rudy Technician
California
Rudy
 

Honestly, I dont think buying an R134 machine is the way to go. Unless you buy used. R1234 is the better investment, IMO. Either way Robinair machines seem to withstand the test of time(and tech abuse)

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Robert Owner
Pennsylvania
Robert
 

I agree with Rudy - either Robinair or Mahle or CPS. The CPS 3030 machine can be purchased set up for R-134, and when you se a need for an R-1234yf machine it can be converted to cover that need . . .

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Marlin Technician
Oregon
Marlin
 

Do you think that Robinair has improved with Bosch in control? Their machines surely were not very … before that.

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Rudy Technician
California
Rudy
 

I don't know when Bosch took over. But Robinair has been reliable as long I can rember.

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Michael Diagnostician
California
Michael
 

I have the Cps fx3030 works well and swapping tank is not difficult. also has freon identifier built into the machine. good investment since I’m starting to see 1234yf specially the 2017 chevy suburban and silverado

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William Owner/Technician
Pennsylvania
William
 

I just bought 2 Mahle machines R134A and 1234YA I picked them because They came with data base, Have wifi to print to shop printers, Have a phone app to monitor machine from any where in the shop and can be diagnosed from Mahle over the internet if i have a problem with the machine. Both are hybrid approved and have the capability of using them to flush components.

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Richard Mobile Technician
Florida
Richard
 

You would be better off getting an R1234YF refrigerant recovery machine instead, being that R134a is being phased out for the more environmentally friendly R1234YF. Take Care

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Bob Technical Support Specialist
Colorado
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Definitely Robinair…

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Craig Technician
Tennessee
Craig
 

My Robinair is going on 12 yrs. Still works perfectly. If I was in the market for one I'd buy used one used and invest in the R1234 machine if you were buying new

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Elias Owner/Technician
California
Elias
 

I bought the snap on polar tek dual machine last year, its slow as snails…just bought a nother robin air 34788z ni to have for 134a only…there still is very little cars we see with 1234. I would not buy it until you need it or are ready. To be clear we only service cars 2000 and up and we specialize in import so not a huge amount of domestic.

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