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GM v5 oring kit - metal or not?

mektek on Wed September 24, 2008 5:18 PM User is offline

Year: 99
Make: chev
Refrigerant Type: 134
Country of Origin: U.S.Minor Outlying Islands

looking on the ackits website I see that there are three o-ring/gasket kits for the gm v5 compressor. One is described as "metal" and costs much more. They look similar so what's the difference between them?
There's also a "noise buster" kit - does it make the compressor quieter or is it just quieter to install? :-)

Edited: Thu September 25, 2008 at 2:24 AM by mektek

Chick on Thu September 25, 2008 7:08 AM User is offlineView users profile

If you are referring to the sealing of hoses to the compressor, your car uses sealing washers on the back of the compressor. I am not sure if you're looking for an O ring kit (for the whole system) or just to mate the lines to the compressor. Let us know, but if just to mate the lines to the compressor, you need flat sealing washers (two) Hope this helps..

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TRB on Thu September 25, 2008 12:54 PM User is offlineView users profile

Noise buster kit, not sure where you found that on our site. As check stated you have o-rings for the hose connections and sealing washers for the back of the compressor.

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mektek on Thu September 25, 2008 2:13 PM User is offline

No, I mean the gasket kit for the compressor itself.

mk378 on Thu September 25, 2008 2:40 PM User is offline

If you're trying to repair a compressor that leaks at the case joint, take it apart first and see how badly corroded it is. A new o-ring won't help if the metal is gone. You may be better off replacing the whole unit.

GM Tech on Thu September 25, 2008 2:46 PM User is offline

Never had one yet I could not fix and seal--- just sand with emory cloth- the sealing surfaces and put in new o-rings- Have done dozens this year alone..both V-5s and H-6 series units....no comebacks- been doing it for 3 years now....

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