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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Effects on metal

In its pure state, refrigerant R134a is chemically stable and does not attack iron or aluminium.
However, impurities such as chlorine compounds in the refrigerant do attack certain metals and plastics. This can lead to blockages, leaks and deposits on the air conditioner compressor piston.
   
Critical temperature and critical pressure
Up to a gas pressure of 39.5 bar positive pressure (corresponding to a temperature of 101°C) the refrigerant R134a remains chemically stable; however, above this temperature the refrigerant decomposes (see Combustibility).
Vapour pressure
In an enclosed container that is not completely full, refrigerant evaporates as vapour at the surface in a quantity sufficient to form an equilibrium between vapour a ...

Water content
Only very small amounts of water are soluble in liquid refrigerant. On the other hand, refrigerant vapour and water vapour mix in any proportion. ...

Other materials:

Trade names and designations
Refrigerant R134a is currently available under the following trade designations: H-FKW 134a SUVA 134a KLEA 134a   Note Other trade designations ...

Dimensions – lettering on wing
  Note The dimensions shown here for “GTI” as an example are valid for all emblems. 1 -  Emblem Variations in appearance possible depending on the (special) model. 2 -  Height dimension 5.0 ± 1 mm, fr ...

Fault in the function of the automatic gearbox
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Emergency programme There is a fault in the system if all the displays on the instrument cluster for the selector lever positions have a light background. The automatic gearbox is running in an emergency programme. The ...

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