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Question about Ford O-rings in springlock connectors

LH123 on Fri May 02, 2008 6:36 PM User is offline

Year: 96
Make: Ford
Model: Explorer
Engine Size: 4.0
Refrigerant Type: R134a
Country of Origin: United States

Just a quick question about O-rings, I bought a standard ford metric springlock kit with O-rings 6.8.10.12 and springs. The springs fit perfect. The old o-rings I took out of the fittings are a very,very tiny bit larger diameter, but skinnier (maybe 1/4 mm) than the ones in the kit. The new orings, being a tad less in diameter, I fear will leak.

I'm wondering if the old O-ring has to match the new one exactly, or it will slightly conform/compress. I stretched the new o-ring a bit and they seem to be the same size now, but I'm wondering if I should try to match further or all fords take the same sizes. I guess someone would know from experience. The ford service book talks about inch size rings, 1/2, 5/8, I'm wondering if I need another non metric oring. Just want to make sure

Chick on Fri May 02, 2008 8:41 PM User is offlineView users profile

When you put them on, they should be snug around the tube, and rise above it slightly, if they do, they will work. They cannot be sloppy on the tube, and have to fit so you can feel them larger than the tube if that makes sense....

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LH123 on Fri May 02, 2008 8:53 PM User is offline

Thanks chick, they do fit snugly and protrude as much or a bit more than the old ones. And I will be sure to use nylog on them.

TRB on Fri May 02, 2008 10:09 PM User is offlineView users profile

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Originally posted by: Chick
When you put them on, they should be snug around the tube, and rise above it slightly, if they do, they will work. They cannot be sloppy on the tube, and have to fit so you can feel them larger than the tube if that makes sense....

What no mention of Nylog?

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