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Location of A/C filler valves on 850 ?

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Location of A/C filler valves on 850 ?

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Where the heck are they? Got an image?
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I think is the same as the V70, behind right headlight just forward of the alternator pulley on the low pressure hard line.

You won’t have a high side fill port unless you have the rare and coveted heated rear third seat.
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Yea no high port -- how are you supposed to check the high side pressure? I don't understand their non-standard intended routine for filling & purging.
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Re: Location of A/C filler valves on 850 ?

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You can read it off with software or a high end scanner. If you don't have OBD, you can read the resistance of the high pressure valve and map it to pressure. I think this data is in the VRD somewhere.

The best way to fill any AC is by evacuating and filling by weight, anyway.
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