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by marininn
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: High Pres Line Splice
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

Re: High Pres Line Splice

Thanks for sharing Nylog. I had never heard of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAULfI8-Wwk

I will get some. The vid also shows copper flares used, so if I can flare the aluminum then it should be just as good.
by marininn
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: High Pres Line Splice
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

Re: High Pres Line Splice

It's not the type of gas, but the pressure that matters. A compression is not as strong as a flare fitting for everything I have ever seen. I can only do a flare, which is never going to pull apart, I am just asking about holding the pressure. Auto sells https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web/SearchR...
by marininn
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: High Pres Line Splice
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

High Pres Line Splice

I have aluminum line on the high pressure side and need to attach two tubes together. Can I use the flare fitting parts, which are brass, to connect two aluminum pipes to make one? I use these on copper tubing all the time for propane, but propane is typically very low pressure after the regulator, ...
by marininn
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Dodge Ram not charging
Replies: 11
Views: 10994

Re: Dodge Ram not charging

I have the specs in truck…. Repair is done, AC works… for now. My schrader valve is leaking, so I bought a kit. The high side (maybe both) uses a 13.5mm socket to remove it. Or just use vice grips. It's a 13.5mm socket fitting which nobody has, just use vice grips lightly clamped and it will come of...
by marininn
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Dodge Ram not charging
Replies: 11
Views: 10994

Re: Dodge Ram not charging

I plan to get hopefully a working set of tools and do it properly. It takes 46oz so I will just put close to that in. Possible the schrader valve was out of spec, but I would not think both of them, and dont know how to check. With schrader valves the valve core can come loose, but that would mean i...
by marininn
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Dodge Ram not charging
Replies: 11
Views: 10994

Re: Dodge Ram not charging

Got nothing to lose, so I put a can 134a in with the little recharge that comes on cans. The compressor came on by itself because the system actually had pressure. It pulled the whole can in. I am not sure if that half can from before ever went into the system or if it just was in the hose of the ba...
by marininn
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Dodge Ram not charging
Replies: 11
Views: 10994

Re: Dodge Ram not charging

Hmm, I tried so many times… Maybe the first time it jumped to 25 quick and took a few mins to hit 30, but I cant remember. Each successive time it would make sense to hit 30 quick if the system was actually vacuumed correctly and already at -30. The pump works, but as you say, not sure about the gau...
by marininn
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Dodge Ram not charging
Replies: 11
Views: 10994

Re: Dodge Ram not charging

That's a good point. The gauge did get to 30 vacuum pretty quick so maybe it was just the hose getting vacuumed. How long does it normally take for the psi to drop? More than 10 seconds?

I have already ordered new parts, but will try it again with different tools first.
by marininn
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Dodge Ram not charging
Replies: 11
Views: 10994

Dodge Ram not charging

Issues with 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 AC I had a hole get rubbed in aluminum lower pressure line. I tried to run AC for weeks (probably compressor never came on) until I tried putting in coolant and could hear it blowing out the hole. I replaced the line, used off ebay, so not sure about it. New accumulat...