Air Condition refill/recharge for Gen3

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  1. Tekken

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    Hello PriusChat

    I need to refill or recharge my Gen3 and PriusC 2016. Is R-134a refill will work for Gen3 and PriusC 2016? does they need to oil or Leak sealer? Just want to prepare of incoming SoCal 100F Hot summer. Please advise. Thanks
     
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    I did an AC refill at dealership last autumn. Half of R134a was misssing and they also refill with 2 or 3 ml of ND11 oil.
    60 bucks was the job here.
     
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    Consensus is still stay away from the leak sealer

    No need to add oil unless there was a component change or a large loss due to a rupture or large hole with a immediate violent loss of refrigerant.

    I would at least recommend putting a UV Tracy to help you find the leak in the future if it cannot be located now .
    Or any other leaks that you have not located or that will develop in the future I’ll put a link below

    Hybrid Vehicles A/C Leak Detection Kits | Tracerproducts.com
     
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    Thanks Lech

    Is 134a same as R-134a refrigerant and 134a can be mix with R-134a if My 2016 Prius C and 2010 list as R-134a.?
     
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    I too think the way to go is, don’t stress details, just bring cash or credit card to dealership, have a seat for an hour or two, done. Was $150 CDN plus taxes for me.
     
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    It all 134, r134 , R 134a all the same brand name of who makes it , make no difference. Even Chinese made is good.
     
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    I just refilled mine with r134a from harbor freight no problem. AC is ice cold again. Just fill it up slowly to the green area of the gauge and you're done. 5-10 min max.
     
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