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by JohnHere
Fri Jul 12, 2024 2:46 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Volvo V70 1997 no high side port and other issues
Replies: 18
Views: 274

Re: Volvo V70 1997 no high side port and other issues

Before then, I recognized the username (Abscate) of the poser/site admin that posted about the pressure switch (image above) as a respected user on the Vanagon site I mostly am on so reached out and he sent me the following so will give that a shot. --- Yeah that('s) me from Volvo world. Best thing...
by JohnHere
Fri Jul 12, 2024 2:31 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: R-134A System Schrader Valve Core Size
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: R-134A System Schrader Valve Core Size

A couple of caveats are that core removal tools come in different sizes depending on the size of the Schrader valve you want to remove, as well as the type of connection. The video shows a Schrader valve typically used with residential HVAC systems, similar in size and shape to an ordinary tire Schr...
by JohnHere
Fri Jul 12, 2024 1:53 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Toyota Sienna compressor engages but little change in pressures
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Toyota Sienna compressor engages but little change in pressures

I ended up replacing the pressure control valve on the compressor. I had some trouble getting the compressor to turn on afterward but eventually got it going. Blows ice cold now. Thank you for your help! That's great news...and none too soon now that the hot weather is here. I believe your Sienna h...
by JohnHere
Thu Jul 11, 2024 8:53 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Freshly repaired A/C system short cycling.
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Freshly repaired A/C system short cycling.

Best Practices suggest replacement of both the Receiver/Dryer and o-rings. The desiccant in the R/D captures and retains any moisture that's introduced into the system and can't be rejuvenated. You might be able to re-use the o-rings if they aren't deformed, nicked, or torn. Give them a thin coat of...
by JohnHere
Thu Jul 11, 2024 7:19 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Volvo V70 1997 no high side port and other issues
Replies: 18
Views: 274

Re: Volvo V70 1997 no high side port and other issues

I wonder if it would be easier to splice in a port fitting into one of the high side hoses. What are the chances the hoses are a standard barrier or reduced barrier diameter?....And how could I check ideally without cutting one It's probably worth a call to the folks at Cold Hose in Ocala, Florida....
by JohnHere
Wed Jul 10, 2024 3:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: How long does it take to vacuum down a previously open system
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: How long does it take to vacuum down a previously open system

I have a lot of questions in mind, but I'll try to address at least some of them here. Given the situation, I would have replaced everything with new parts, including the the evaporator, because you never know what's lurking inside a system that has been open for years—including gunked-up oil mixed ...
by JohnHere
Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:20 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Volvo V70 1997 no high side port and other issues
Replies: 18
Views: 274

Re: Volvo V70 1997 no high side port and other issues

That's what I also found on some of the Volvo forums and the challenge with that is apparently the system does not work without the high side switch connected. My gauges are quarter inch fittings..... How about using a quarter inch tee like used in HVAC where one side is female and two sides are ma...
by JohnHere
Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:48 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Volvo V70 1997 no high side port and other issues
Replies: 18
Views: 274

Re: Volvo V70 1997 no high side port and other issues

No high side port to connect a gauge to. What's best way to add a high side port? Leave it to Volvo to do something bizarre and difficult for MVAC technicians to deal with. On some of these cars (unsure about the '97 V70 Wagon), you'll need to unscrew the high-side pressure sensor and attach a suit...
by JohnHere
Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:23 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Insulate low side hose?
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Insulate low side hose?

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by JohnHere
Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:22 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Insulate low side hose?
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Insulate low side hose?

Grainger's has what they call "Oil-Resistant Buna-N Foam Rubber Pipe Insulation" that can be used for just such a purpose. Buna-N is flexible, and the sections are available in various lengths and ID's. They have to be slit, as already mentioned. The slit and the ends can be sealed using t...