Cusser wrote:bohica2xo wrote:Yeah, trim that fitting to OEM length.
Sometimes the aftermarket misses. That fitting should sit flush - or the clamp & fitting have a bending load on them.
So you feel that I should open it up and fix the ends, even though it's working great now?
UPDATE: I did NOT open up the system to trim the ends of the fittings to match the original factory "depth". So it's been like 7 weeks now since I shortened the fittings "somewhat" on the only available aftermarket hose and replaced the fan clutch, and the system has continued to operate perfectly.
Will this fail/leak at either end eventually??? I have no idea. But I'll deal with that - and the guess of any loss of oil - when and if that happens. A 221K-old AC system in Arizona that works so well in afternoon sun that one must shut the compressor off periodically is nothing to sneeze at, or monkey with (110F in Phoenix today).