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Need A/C Hose Fittings

mattd860 on Fri July 11, 2008 11:58 AM User is offline

Year: 89
Make: BMW
Model: 325iX
Engine Size: 2.5L V6
Refrigerant Type: R12
Country of Origin: United States

I wan't to replace my 20 year old A/C hoses with newer barrier hoses this winter. On this link - http://www.ackits.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=01&Category_Code=Fittings I can see some fittings but I don't see the ones I need. Is there any way to re-use old fittings but somehow just replace the crimp barrels?

Here is a pic of an interior A/C hose. #1 is a fitting that I want to re-use. I want to possibly replace #2 but I think #1 and #2 are actually a one-piece design.

TRB on Fri July 11, 2008 12:43 PM User is offlineView users profile

We have all sorts of fittings. Many not listed on the website. One generic search of some of our unlisted items can be found within these PDF files.

Additional Parts Listings


Weld on barbs are listed on the website.

Aluminum # 6

Aluminum # 8

Aluminum # 10

Aluminum # 12

Steel # 6

Steel # 8

Steel # 10

Steel # 12

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mattd860 on Fri July 11, 2008 12:47 PM User is offline

Thanks!!

So the barb fitting goes inside the hose and the Ferrule crimps over the outside correct?

TRB on Fri July 11, 2008 1:29 PM User is offlineView users profile

You need to weld on the barb to the current section. Then the hose slides back on with a new ferrule which will need to be crimped.

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bearing01 on Fri July 11, 2008 3:48 PM User is offline

That's an R12 hose. But to my understanding, if you're using barrier hose you shouldn't use a barb'd fitting because it can cut the barrier layer and potentially leak. Correct me if I'm wrong.

TRB on Fri July 11, 2008 4:05 PM User is offlineView users profile

Bead lock is best . But there are hundreds of fittings that are only made in a barb configurations. So what are you going to do them. We been making hoses with barbs for ever with no issues. Biggest issue was using the old style crimp/barb/barrier hose!!!!!!!

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