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corsair23
08-22-2009, 01:06 AM
Anyone done the AC Evaporator cleaning (link (http://forum.ih8mud.com/80-series-tech/92253-cleaning-ac-system-evaporator.html)) with the Frigi-Clean stuff?

Neither the LX's or 80's AC system "stinks" other than that typical (as least I think it is typical) stink you sometimes get at startup...Figuring a good cleaning couldn't hurt but wondering if it is worth the $$

I haven't looked locally yet but you can buy it online here (http://www.ac-evaporator-cleaner.com/frigi-clean-ackit.htm)...Not cheap but not hugely expensive although they recommend you use two kits per cleaning :rolleyes: - $64 + shipping

I may go ahead and order some kits if I can't find the stuff locally...Anyone else interested? Would save you a little on shipping. Cost to ship 1 kit is $6.95...Cost to ship 4 or more kits is apparently only $9.95 (I even stuck 1000 in the qty field and it still showed $9.95 :))

RicardoJM
08-22-2009, 07:34 AM
From time to time I get a real funky smell when starting up the AC in the LX470. I just read the thread in your post and am in for a kit. I'm not convinced it would really need two, after all the original poster was dealing with cigar smoke and that would not be my situation at all.

treerootCO
08-23-2009, 07:28 AM
On my list of things to do. I was going to ask Jerry if he had the 18.00 Toyota version that goes in the drain hole.

Uncle Ben
08-23-2009, 08:30 AM
Frigi-Clean works very well and is the product used by dealerships. Make sure to have a pan under the drain hose as the black nasty crud that will be running out will make a ugly spot on your cement floor!

nuclearlemon
08-23-2009, 11:49 AM
we sell the bottles at work work, just not the hose pieces. i'll check prices tomorrow.

PabloCruise
08-23-2009, 02:10 PM
I always try to turn off my A/C but leave fan running a few minutes before I turn off my vehicles. I think it prevents having lots of condensate in your ducts...

corsair23
08-23-2009, 10:40 PM
I always try to turn off my A/C but leave fan running a few minutes before I turn off my vehicles. I think it prevents having lots of condensate in your ducts...

Ditto here, but the :Princess: not so much...

Did some scouting today and my local NAPA doesn't carry the Frigi-Clean, just the Frigi-Fresh. Checker doesn't have it either...The guy said BG products are a NAPA thing :confused:

corsair23
08-25-2009, 04:35 PM
Ok, so it looks like just Ricardo is interested in 1 kit besides me?

I'm probably going to order these soon in hopes they arrive in time for the meeting but if it is just Ricardo and me then no worries since we live close enough...

nuclearlemon
08-25-2009, 06:59 PM
crap, i forgot to check pricing. we carry both. i'll email myself right now to check tomorrow:banghead:

Shark Bait
08-25-2009, 08:30 PM
Hmmmm. I'm in Houston, somewhat close to a distributor here. If I have time Thursday or Friday I might swing by. :rolleyes:

corsair23
08-25-2009, 10:09 PM
Ok...I'll wait to see what Ige or Chris might dredge up :thumb:

No hurry on my part...my AC doesn't stink per se...Just figured after 12 years it won't hurt. And, it looks like something that will only take me a 1/2 day to do :hill:

Shark Bait
08-25-2009, 11:15 PM
Jeff, The BG Products website pointed me at this store in Parker. There may be something closer to you.

Cottman Trans
6250 E Pine Lane
Parker CO US 80138
Telephone: (303) 840-0201

nuclearlemon
08-26-2009, 07:47 AM
oki can get the frigiflush for 23.81, the frigifresh for 5.88 and frigiquiet, if needed, (basically compressor oil) for 19.41, all plus tax of course.

corsair23
08-26-2009, 11:14 AM
Thanks for checking Ige :thumb:

But, I think we need the Frigi-Clean as opposed to the Frigi-Flush...The latter appears to go into the AC system itself with the Frigi-Clean goes on the outside (evaporator).

Any luck on the Frigi-Clean?

corsair23
06-21-2010, 01:02 PM
Finally getting around to ordering some kits today :o

Cost is $32/kit + shipping - Shipping is still $6.95 for one kit or $9.95 for 4+ kits.

As of right now I'll be ordering 4 kits so final cost will be $34.50/kit

If anyone else wants me to order them a kit, let me know SOON - Price will go down a little with each kit ordered since we are splitting shipping :) - I should have the kits in time for the July RS meeting :thumb:

Hulk
06-21-2010, 01:08 PM
I'll take a kit. :)

treerootCO
06-21-2010, 01:19 PM
I found the BG products A/C kit at Advanced Auto. $36.25 plus tax.

Did it today and it works great!

The 709 part number came with a little bottle of the fresh stuff when I bought it. Not sure if the big bottle is separate or not but I bought one of them as well for $8.00 and freshened the D-max.

19545

corsair23
06-21-2010, 01:21 PM
I found the BG products A/C kit at Advanced Auto. $36.25 plus tax.

Did it today and it works great!

That's what reminded me about this thread :D - Good to hear it works well...Sounds like $$ well spent :thumb:

corsair23
06-23-2010, 01:14 AM
Stinkin' spammers ^^^

Hulk...Do your thang and rid us of it :D

Hulk
06-23-2010, 09:23 AM
Spammer has been permanently banned.