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To Replace Suction/Discharge Lines in R12 system?

MickZ on Sun September 21, 2014 2:39 PM User is offline

Year: 92
Make: Honda
Model: Civic
Engine Size: 1.5
Refrigerant Type: R-12
Country of Origin: United States

Hello. I'm rebuilding my A/C system, keeping it R-12 and have ordered most everything, including compressor, condenser, evaporator core, expansion valve, accumulator, O-rings, valve inserts & caps. Last year, I had the system filled with 134a with dye to spot any leaks, and found it leaking around the accumulator fitting and possibly the condenser. The lines seemed to be fine and showed no leaks. So my question is, will my old ones do fine or should I go out of the way to replace those also? Thanks for the help everyone.

Edited: Sun September 21, 2014 at 2:46 PM by MickZ

emsvitil on Sun September 21, 2014 6:35 PM User is offlineView users profile

If I was replacing everything else, I'd be replacing the flexible lines too............

Just saying.


MickZ on Sun September 21, 2014 9:10 PM User is offline

I hear ya, and generally would agree, but I'm wondering if it may be a "if it ain't broke don't fix it" sorta thing. The lines are on the pricey side and, not to mention, I didn't include it in the original package order that I'm getting a discount on, so I might have to suck it up full price otherwise. Anyone else have an opinion on it? And thank you, emsvitil.

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