Engine Size: 380
Refrigerant Type: 134
Pressure Low: 30
Country of Origin: United States
I just replaced my compressor for the second time, and everything seems to be working fine. However, after running the system for about an hour, I noticed some dye between the the manifold connector and the compressor. I tried tightening the bolt that holds the manifold on as much as I could, and that reduced the leak considerably.
I would unbolt the manifold and change the O- rings if I could. But the problem is that there isn't enough room between the connector and the bracket that secures the compressor to the engine to pull the connector back enough to get it off -- especially since one of the hoses has a little nipple that goes into the compressor.
My question is: Is there anything I can use to caulk the connection between the compressor and the manifold connector?
Thanks very much for any advice anybody can give me on this, as I'd hate to have to remove the compressor again just to change the O-rings.
no, do it correctly and install new seals/o rings....the proper ones
Thanks for the advice Doug. I was afraid you were going to say that.
But let me ask you a follow-up: if I was willing to sacrifice the manifold the next time I had to replace the compressor, could I use JB Weld to seal the leak? I should mention that I don't seem to be losing freon, and the pressure in the system is as high as it was when I charged it. Is it possible for a little bit of oil to seep out of the manifold seam without losing freon?
Edited: Thu May 15, 2014 at 9:34 PM by philoprof
just put some nylog on the seals and gaskets.
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