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98 thoughts on “When did these become a maintenance item?”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Neodiy.c0m says:

    Really love all your videos — It depicts the reality of life being a mechanic — the frustrations, mistakes, accomplisment, breaking things, challenges etc haha ….not like the most videos only showing all the beautiful things,

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars F Huber says:

    Wishing there was such a conscientious and detail oriented mechanic here…

    To you it's a "rubasu" To me(having had a couple) they are "Supercrudes'

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Old Guy says:

    if the vehicle is more than five years old; i used to automatically replace the schrader valve, like yourself got burned once too often. Reduced comebacks for loss of gas by 95%+ when i replaced the valves as part of regular recharge service. I wish my Robinair machine was as new as yours is. I'm using a machine that's now over 20 years old …

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Good video showing why maintenance is Needed @Rainman Ray's Repairs

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Justin Sherwood says:

    The evaporator is probably leaking. Forestor, Imprezza and XV are notorious for leaking evaporators, well in RHD at least. I change between 10 and 20 of these evaps every summer.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel J says:

    30,000 miles and already problems. Shows you the kind of total crap that's out there these days. 😤

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken Eagle says:

    Thumbs up for the way you look after your customers. It must bring a lot of return customers also.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mike93eh says:

    First thought was condensor fan. If thats not working, ac will blow hot when not moving

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ghostgames says:

    Hey ray do you have an good recommendation for a brand for a rack and pinion for a Dodge Durango 2002 4wd

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars certified desk diver says:

    When I have to evac a gm with the black rubber valve stem, I put a new one on everytime cus they fail after removing hoses all the time when you charge them.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick Henderson says:

    As a tech myself I’d honestly bring u my car just to laugh my ass off at everything wrong with it needs shift linkage needs a clutch master cylinder replaced the slave cylinder my intake is clogged or egr im assuming so it goes in limp mode at 110 then forgets it’s in limp mode till 140 then forgets it’s in limp mode till 220kmh then forgets and tops out at 270 keep in mind this a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI I need a turbo rebuild found a $200 6.0 powerstroke 58mm turbo said bet now it’s a massive turbo 4 cyl on 36psi it has 500,000km on it (340-350,0000 miles) not sure needs piston rings a head gasket needs a ac compressor clutch possibly lacking a cylinder at the moment can’t tell runs the same little rougher or that’s just a part of my clogged intake issue you’d find so much more then I’ve had time to look at thing still gets me whenever I need most reliable car I’ve ever seen in my life

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Glitch says:

    It's nice to know I'm not the only one who calls them Rubasu.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wesley Ellis says:

    I had a Subaru for 8 years. The A/C clutch engagement was quite obnoxious. Similar sound as when Ray first popped the hood here but just for a moment if that makes sense. Always blew cold so I didn’t really care. However the electronics for the climate controls (blower motor resistor, heater control module) didn’t hold up very well.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Colin Chandler says:

    great video

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roy Saxton says:

    Just changed mine out, used a new to me zerk change device got on amazon but didn't have to remove the charge.. pretty cool thing…

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Yeah Right says:

    At 30k… shouldn't this be covered under warranty? Also, not surprised as it's a Subaru, might as well give them your number on speed dial. Guaranteed it'll need brakes and at least two wheel bearings at 45k and probably struts. The AWD system is hands down superior to all others and their window regulators and other interior pieces that matter are great…the rest of it is trash in my not so humble and very salty opinion…

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Avery Wellsand says:

    When my ac sys was opened last I asked if they would replace the stem valves or what ever they are called and the service manager said they would and I don't think it happened

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jordayn Spike says:

    "CVT transmissions; they all sound so neutered"

    Can we put that on a coffee mug?? 😅😅

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 2003RFVert says:

    A Subaru with a bunch of masks…classic!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tretre says:

    Your ending is excellent! I also believe it behooves people to learn how systems work! I asked My father inlawn why my compressor was making a grinding noise. One he thought it was the blower motor and i told him it still made the noise. He tried filling it with refriderant, still noise. So then I did my own research and found a hole in the line and I was able to take it to a shop and tell them what I believed was needed, i think they over charged me on the refrigerant, but my car was having problems starting before it went in, when it came out it hasnt, so I think they fixed another issue so I won’t complain!

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Halvorsen says:

    Always a joy watching your videos. Thanks Ray. 👍😎

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars stu867 says:

    nice job Ray …. wish I lived 1500 miles ( 2300 kms) closer to you .. you would service my vehicle .. awesome videos .. keep up the great work

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Geoff Gariepy says:

    Sounds like I should have those valve stems changed out in my '11 Ram. It sloooowly leaks down and needs to be recharged about once a year. It's never quite empty, and the only place the UV light glows is at the low pressure port.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars paul solovyovsky says:

    great video as always, keep up the good work

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jimmie Hill says:

    I have an 06 Duramax that has Nebraska had the AC serviced. Bought the old girl new. 🙏

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Howrylo says:

    We need better mechanics like your, Scotty, and some few others

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars P Power Productions says:

    It's funny I'm an up-and-coming mechanic and I've been watching your videos and in a past video you were showing the Schrader valves and you were showing how the gaskets on them get flattened out and wore out! Today I was at work and we had a vehicle come in that had been slowly losing refrigerant over about a two week period of time the master tech pulled out the Schrader valve and the gasket on it was almost non-existent it was so flattened out I told him I think that that gasket's not good.. He said well I think that's what they're supposed to look like and so we searched the shop to find our air conditioning kit that has all of our Schrader valves and extra parts when he pulled it out he looked at it and it was like night and day .. He's like well how did you know that!! Like I said I just started there and I've only been there about 6 months .. I told him I watch your channel and how you showed us what a good one looks like and what a bad one looks like .. He was pretty impressed so I just wanted to share that with you I thought it was pretty cool!!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars EITS says:

    That would be the day we stopped using R22 the new gasses are a lot harder on everything except the environment or so they say

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tony Mercer says:

    Nice one Ray.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Melcher says:

    Can you replace the ac valves without discharging the ac system?

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The bagdersarse says:

    Just so your aware from memory.. they have an updated condenser available as they corrode from the inside. Also they have updated the compressor for a couple of things, noisy check valve and for the clutch wearing causing the gap to increase, causing the ac to stop pumping intermittently, you usually can re-shim it.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ashley Payne says:

    The caps should really override the Schrader valves in theory. Do abit of ac work but semi new to it. But I do replace the valves fairly reg when system is apart

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars loundagr says:

    I work in a calibration lab, four times a year our quality department reviews my PROCESS as I perform it. It’s expected that I will perform the task correctly, but they verify that my process is the same every time no matter what the unit under test is. Variations in your process cause errors to go undetected.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sean35015 says:

    Excellent job again, Ray! Those little valve cores are probably the cheapest part in the whole system; yeah, maybe they don't make them like they used to, but changing them every time the system is serviced would seem to me to be cheap insurance.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donald Desnoo says:

    the commercial hvac ac guys do the same w valves throw em away 🙂

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars C S says:

    I truly wish you were in my area. I would take my truck to you anyday bud. AWESOME WORK!

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Loren St. Clair says:

    Dude! you are cool. keep on

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nunya bisnass says:

    Oh look! A craptacular over priced battery.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars onebaddj says:

    Yes, but the FAT ONES AND THE FAT TOOL! they are the hard ones to find. Love this video.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jezebel Bastet says:

    I’m happy!

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pauly Notshore says:

    When a ac compressor is noisy do you check the ac oil? There is suppose to be some in it…

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars atticstattic says:

    Bees don't have hooves, bees have feet…

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Moon Witch says:

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Juts says:

    I dont mean to be rude but your vice is totally fucked up my dude

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Earl P says:

    Lately I've replaced 12 to 15 of the Schrader. Leaking a lot.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Some Serious Reconsideration says:

    HEY RAY!!! I been watching a lot of your videos I'm gonna be passing through the county soon it would be an honor for you to work on my Volvo!!!! I think it would make for an interesting video too❤️

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Superbonker9000 says:

    You need to move to DFW area so I can have you service my vehicles. As always I learned something today. Thank you.

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark says:

    Subaru quality appears to be going down the toilet as of late. I never thought they were great, but they were ok. Now, I don't even think they're ok. They appear to be taking quality lessons from Nissan. Back in the day, if it were Japanese, it was good. Not the case anymore. Jatco (Nissan owns Jatco) cvt transmission are pure garbage! Subaru uses them.

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 217_Gentlemen says:

    At the Subaru dealership I work for. The valves majority of the time tend to be the major culprits for ac leakage. We frequently have customer just assuming they need a new compressor as Subaru used to be notorious for horrible compressors, but they love to find out it’s only yelling loud noises due to a simple leak at the valves.

    Heads up though. If this Forester does come back with a repeat AC issue. There is a recall (WRB-21) on the Foresters for the AC condensers for like concerns the customer was experiencing and/or a warranty extension up to 100k miles by the Subaru manufacturer warranty! I believe the recall applies to the 17-18’s but the extension I think applies to 15-18

    Always love the videos!