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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-14-2016, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Where is the AC recharge port?

Forgive me for my noobishness but I've searched these forums and the manual and either I suck at knowing what I'm actually looking for, or it's not to be found easily. Anyway, my AC is blowing out warm air, which would be nice if it were cold outside but it's getting warmer and I'm going to cross my fingers that my AC still works in my car and just needs to be recharged otherwise I'm in for a warm summer. Where is the port to recharge? Does anyone have pictures to better guide me? Can it be accessed easily if I get a long enough hose, or does it require removing things to get to? I really appreciate your help on this!
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AC ports

Look through the passenger side black air slats just before the rear wheel.

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As stated above. Here's a picture
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If you have long thin arms and are tall enough you can feed the recharge hose through the slats and connect it from the engine bay. It is much easier to follow the manual and remove the right rear tire and wheel well liner. Then it is quite a simple process. The forward of the 2 fittings in your picture is the low pressure line that you attach recharge hose to.

I have done it both ways and much prefer the latter. In fact I just did it today. My test gauges had low pressure at 22 psi and high at 150-160 psi. After adding 14 oz recharge with oil and leak detector, the pressures came up to 25-35 & 250-310 psi. The compressor would cycle on and off as the new fluid distributed. the lower number is with compressor off.

I did not evacuate the system this time as I had done that last year before going to LOG.
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Awesome thank you everyone, I'll be trying this hopefully tomorrow. When I just looked in there I saw two ports, which one is it that I need to hook up to the AC Pro? Thanks again for the helpful replies!
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That nozzle from the AC Pro should only fit on 1 port. Which should be the low side. Not sure which it is in the picture above, but should be the smaller port
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Great, thanks. I wanted to double check so I didn't accidentally fill the wrong thing - good to hear they have it so that it won't fit on the other port. Thank you
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easily found via SEARCH:

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f313...g-freon-62187/


and pictures, even:
https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f170/ac-charge-307010/

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I did find the first thread through searching, but it was not helpful for me as I didn't see any pictures in that thread and I wanted to make sure what I am doing is right.

The second one you have found is also another one I found, but it doesn't help much since I don't own an Evora.

Like I said in my initial post, I tried searching. I couldn't find what I was looking for. Hopefully this thread helps someone in the future. I'd rather ask the experts on this forum than to just assume what I am thinking is right and potentially cause more problems.
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