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In-line Filter How to?

StanB on Mon October 08, 2007 11:26 PM User is offline

Year: 2001
Make: VW
Model: Jetta
Engine Size: 1.9
Refrigerant Type: R-12a
Ambient Temp: 90

I am going to be installing inline filter for the first time and need some help with it.

I had a compressor failure and will be needing one.

I read that it filters out the liquid part and also read somewhere that it is good to have it after the condenser in case anything left after flushing and it will catch it before it gets to compressor.

So, what is the best place to put it and does it needs to be replaced as a maintenance measure in the future?

Thanks in advance

HECAT on Tue October 09, 2007 9:26 AM User is offline

The inline filter should be placed in the liquid line after the condenser. Although use has proven debatable, it will provide extra protection as insurance from the "Unknown"; as does the use of compressor port suction screens. Effective flushing of any components being reused is required first. If you do not remove the debris from the compressor failure, it will quickly clog the filter. Condenser replacement may be necessary if effective flushing is not available. Be sure to install the filter correctly as you do not want to create another leak point for the refrigerant. If preparation and installation is done correctly the screen may never see but one small piece of debris (as it is designed to) and will not require a service interval. If the system (or any system with screens) is ever recovered and opened in the future, it would be prudent to inspect and clean as needed.


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