Engine Size: 2.2
Refrigerant Type: R134a
Ambient Temp: hot
Pressure Low: 0
Pressure High: 0
Country of Origin: United States
1981 Isuzu Pup Diesel. Just bought the truck and tried to charge the AC system. It worked great until I took a ride then all of my refrigerant just spewed out in the wind. The top hose split. Nobody in the country/world carries this replacement hose any longer. Is it repairable, and how much would it cost? It's the top high pressure hose that goes from firewall to compressor to condensor, it's a double hose. The fittings are fine, but the rubber hose where it sits on top of the compressor rubbed through.
I'm no expert on the hose, but here's what little I know. My son has a 82 Chevy Luv with the 2.2 diesel. There were two type AC units that were installed in the 81 and 82 Luv. One was the factory installed and the other was an after market unit. They were different. The factory unit had a compressor that had one ear that was off set from the others. The after market had a compressor that had the ears that were all in line. The two units took different lines. One had the lines that came straight out the back and then up and the other one came out of the rear but straight up and then made a bend... The compressors were Diesel Kiki compressors. I would think any company that makes up high pressure hoses could take your ends and make you some new ones.. There're some guys on here that will have more knowledge than I on this. I'm just waiting for time to replace the compressor on my sons truck and I know how hard it is to find parts for the pup and luv trucks.
Thanks Gerald, I was thinking of trying the local NAPA by the house, I see guys drag high pressure equipment hoses in there all the time but I wasnt sure if AC and hydraulic were one in the same as far as repairs go.
Pretty old call letters you got there. My father is K4FSL.
Refrigeration hose is not the same as hydraulic hose. The hose itself is different, as are the fittings. Some hose shops can make up either type, but be sure they use the right materials.
I believe that AC Kits will still rebuild hoses if you send the assembly in to them. Give Tim a call, we all know he is just sitting around polishing his bicycle...
Your dad maintains an Extra Class license - impressive!
"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest."
~ Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi, An Autobiography, M. K. Gandhi, page 446.
Edited: Tue August 26, 2008 at 1:50 PM by bohica2xo
When rebuilding a hose be sure they make careful note of the angular position of the end fittings, and crimp the new one on the same way. If this is wrong you will have to twist the hose severely to get it installed, if it will fit at all.
I got that call back in 61, a lot of water under the bridge since then.
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