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Freeze 12 Installation

I purchased 3 cans of freeze 12 and one can of the ester lubricant alonh with the 7 inch hose and various fittings. Nothing was provided to guide the installation. The web site for the freeze 12 suggests changing the drier//accumulator, evacuating the system, and perhaps installing a high pressure relief. I was also told the simply connect the fittings to the low side and charge the system.

Is there a clear explanation to install Freeze 12? Thanks

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Well in general turn car on, turn ac on to max, shake can well connect to low side or where the black cap is at open and shake can and let it flow can should be getting cold.

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