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Adjustable orifice tube?

joeld on Wed July 09, 2008 9:55 PM User is offlineView users profile

Year: 1986
Make: Pont.
Model: Firebird
Engine Size: 305
Refrigerant Type: R12
Country of Origin: United States

Hello! I have just joined this forum and would like to say Hi. Now for my question. I'm in the process of changing all the O-rings and orifice tube on a 86 Firebird with R12 freon. I will be staying with R12 on this car. I noticed a orifice tube from Napa for about 30$ that says it's "adjustable flow for maxmum cooling". Part #207325. I have never heard of this type of orifice tube. Can anyone educate me on this? That's a big difference in money, any gains from it.

Thanks,
Joel

chris142 on Wed July 09, 2008 10:49 PM User is offline

They do not work. Save your money and get the correct tube for $3.00.

We bought 100 "Smart tubes" at our shop. I installed about 30 of them including one in my Jeep. After a few weeks they stick closed and at the least make for a comeback to change it out.

We ate a few compressors due to the Smart tubes.

TRB on Wed July 09, 2008 10:56 PM User is offlineView users profile

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Originally posted by: chris142
They do not work. Save your money and get the correct tube for $3.00.

We bought 100 "Smart tubes" at our shop. I installed about 30 of them including one in my Jeep. After a few weeks they stick closed and at the least make for a comeback to change it out.

We ate a few compressors due to the Smart tubes.

Agreed, these things are junk. Had the same results in the 25 we used years back. Total waste of money!!!!

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joeld on Thu July 10, 2008 1:19 AM User is offlineView users profile

Thanks for the replies! I'll just use the standard tube. Got a few more questions, but I'll get this project finished first.

Thank you,
Joel

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