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Insufficient cooling in my mercedes 300e 1989. When i hook the manifold gauge and turn on the AC, the low side pressure shows ~70psi and high side 200 - 230psi(low side pressure stays constans and high side not to)

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1989 year would indicate the system uses the Old CFC R12 refrigerant. 70 PSI equals about 70°F . This is not enough pressure difference to give you any cooling. Sounds like your compressor has bad valves. Replace compressor.

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