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Stryped on Fri June 07, 2013 8:44 AM User is offline

Year: 1990
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Engine Size: 5.0
Refrigerant Type: r 134-a

Any benefit of using one of these? It is an in line ac filter. I have heard that parallel flow condensers are basically ruined if a compressor lets go and sends depbris in the system as it cant be flushed out of the condenser. Would this prevent that? Would this cause too much of a restriction?

mazda626awd on Fri June 07, 2013 10:07 AM User is offline

I was looking at the inline filter that is sold by ackits (13128TSI - Universal In-Line Filter)
Price: $35.68 for the same reason. Its based on the origional GM filter. Sounds good. I am replacing the system in my 91 Mazda 626. Will it work in my situation?

HECAT on Fri June 07, 2013 12:14 PM User is offline

Using that filter in the hot gas discharge line to protect the condenser from catastrophic compressor "guts" will capture the big chunks but it will allow fines to still enter the condenser. This may make the condenser a little easier to clean by not having to lift the chunks, but it will not eliminate the need to properly flush (or replace-if not flushing) the condenser of these fines and contaminated oils from the failure. The modern condenser is indeed flushable with the right tools and process; but without the right tools, it can be a waste of time. Suction filters also prevent the compressor from sucking in chunks.


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