Refrigerant Type: R-134a
Country of Origin: United States
The Santech brand o-ring kit for my '92 Honda Accord has o-rings which fit around the male connectors tightly, but they don't fit well in the female connector. They won't lay flat and are slightly twisted because they are slightly too large. Are these OK to use, or should I get ones that fit better, perhaps from the Honda dealer?
Edited: Tue September 11, 2012 at 12:31 PM by Wobbly007
Hard question to answer without seeing the issue. Santech makes good o-rings and are usually the correct size.
If it was my own vehicle - yes, I would get better-fitting refrigeration O-rings. I did similar a few years ago with my '94 Suburban: one of the O-rings supplied with the new accumulator was substantially thinner than the one that had been on the old one. So I went to CarQuest and matched up the existing one, like 25 cents, from a cartoned box full of refrigeration O-rings.
Are you using oil (mineral oil not PAG) or Nylog on the o-rings? Trying to put together completely dry can cause binding problems like you describe.
The o-rings appear to have a larger diameter than the seating area in the female fitting. If I push down on one side to seat it, the other side
is raised .
Evidently the bad fit doesn't affect the seal since the system is holding both vacuum and nitrogen.
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