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by pete_89t2
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Procedures, Tips and FAQ.
Topic: How much to tighten O-ring fittings
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: How much to tighten O-ring fittings

One other point you need to know about installing O-rings is to never install them dry. Always lube them with whatever compressor oil your AC system uses prior to installation.
by pete_89t2
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Compressor clutch sticking when de-energized
Replies: 2
Views: 957

Re: Compressor clutch sticking when de-energized

I've been in contact with the rebuilder, they said the issue is likely shipping/handling damage. Apparently these clutches have pretty tight tolerances, and it doesn't take much of an impact to cause a clutch to behave this way. Also told them that I'm using HFC152a for refrigerant, and was expectin...
by pete_89t2
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Compressor clutch sticking when de-energized
Replies: 2
Views: 957

Compressor clutch sticking when de-energized

I recently did a complete restoration of the AC system in my '89 Mazda RX7 turbo. Purchased a rebuilt compressor (Nippon Denso model), new receiver/dryer and new expansion valve. Old compressor finally seized up. Also replaced all O-rings & properly flushed out all the reused components (hard li...
by pete_89t2
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Persistent ac drain tube problem- flooding
Replies: 4
Views: 1273

Re: Persistent ac drain tube problem- flooding

If the drain tube is clear, not kinked or otherwise clogged with debris/mold, another possibility is the evaporator box was not properly installed in the car to begin with (i.e., plumb & level, so the condensate water flows towards the drain tube). Sometimes the design of the box itself, plus an...

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