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line length ?

Bighoov on Sun November 09, 2008 4:43 PM User is offline

Year: 1969
Make: VW
Model: Beetle
Engine Size: 500cid
Refrigerant Type: r-134a

Just a simple question, I am putting a/c out of an s-10 into my custom vw streeet rod , the engine is in the rear of the car along with the rad , but the a/c heater assy will be in the front, will it matter if the high and low lines will be 6 feet long instead of 2 ??

Cussboy on Sun November 09, 2008 7:49 PM User is offline

Dealer-installed AC in those VWs and Porsches had compressor in rear and lines leading to the front. So I'd say go for it.

Chick on Sun November 09, 2008 7:53 PM User is offlineView users profile

I agree, but I would make sure the O tube is close to/ or in the inlet of the evaporator, not in the rear...Hope this helps..

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dasinc on Mon November 10, 2008 12:33 PM User is offlineView users profile

Line length really doesn't matter. It will just affect the amount of refrigerant you need. Chick is right, make sure that your expansion device is close to the evaporator.

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Bighoov on Wed November 12, 2008 3:35 PM User is offline

Thanks for the info, after thinkin about it I didnt think the length would matter, but the exp valve placement , I hadnt thought about, so thats good to know.

mk378 on Wed November 12, 2008 5:40 PM User is offline

Consider converting to a TXV system. Besides the overall cheesiness of the CCOT concept, I think with a CCOT, the accumulator needs to be mounted next to the evaporator and at the same level so there can be gravity flow between the two.

Chick on Thu November 13, 2008 7:48 AM User is offlineView users profile

That is where they usually mount them, do to space, but on many "Fords" for instance, the accumulator is near the condenser/compressor, like on Ford contours, so I don't think that would be as much a concern as the expansion device..Just my opinion...

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TRB on Thu November 13, 2008 9:53 AM User is offlineView users profile

Original question, line length is not a concern. If it were 15 extra feet you would want a little extra oil and refrigerant.

CCOT or TXV, I like mk378's way of thinking on that part of the process.


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