Got an email
from Ozefridge today, warning me that there are some cans of R134a refrigerant that have made it into Oz on foreign flagged ships. (As we all know, you cannot buy R134a here in Oz unless you are a refrigeration
tech). Some of these cans contain other ingredients, including leak sealants. Be VERY careful, as they may not be compatible with your fridge and can glue it up completely.
Happily I donít anticipate needing a regas for my Ozefridge for many, many years, based on the experience of others, but I was glad of this warning because I can see how it might be tempting for us Aussies, given the difficulty in obtaining gas legitimately in our far flung places.
If in doubt, check with your favourite fridge tech first.