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by tbirdtbird
Wed Nov 23, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Old school AC system compressor burned out
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Old school AC system compressor burned out

John, did these systems not have an LPCO?
by tbirdtbird
Wed Nov 23, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Vintage air monster condensers
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Vintage air monster condensers

Tim, the site owner at ACKits.com has very good prices on parts like this. You owe it to yourself to contact him, he is very knowledgeable and prompt.
I buy from him all the time. Call him.
by tbirdtbird
Fri Nov 04, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Nissens AC Diagnostics
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Nissens AC Diagnostics

The first pdf could be improved by stating what percentage of the time each problem could exist. For example, at one point one of the causes is listed as too much dye in the system. Now, really how often will that be the case? As far as the second pdf, without reading the entire thing, I have reserv...
by tbirdtbird
Fri Nov 04, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Another Ford Ranger AC Issue
Replies: 21
Views: 697

Re: Another Ford Ranger AC Issue

It will be hard to answer any more questions until we have the correct charge on board, only then can the AC function at its maximum. In the meantime, all bets are off. You are putting the cart before the horse.
by tbirdtbird
Thu Nov 03, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Another Ford Ranger AC Issue
Replies: 21
Views: 697

Re: Another Ford Ranger AC Issue

OK, please remember that pressures and vent temps at idle are meaningless.
If the heater hoses are connected together then at this point you cannot have reheating
by tbirdtbird
Thu Nov 03, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Another Ford Ranger AC Issue
Replies: 21
Views: 697

Re: Another Ford Ranger AC Issue

"Do you think that the heater core heat is being absorbed into the evaporator core & causing the pressures in the system to rise?" No. reheating means that (typically) a diverter door has failed and allows the fan to blow air over both cores, thus reheating the air that the evap alread...
by tbirdtbird
Thu Nov 03, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Another Ford Ranger AC Issue
Replies: 21
Views: 697

Re: Another Ford Ranger AC Issue

"heater core air mixing into evaporator core air"

this is what we call re-heating. If your AC vent temps are better when the car is first started (remember to test at 1500 RPM) than when the engine is hot, you have re-heating taking place

More common than you might think
by tbirdtbird
Thu Nov 03, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Another Ford Ranger AC Issue
Replies: 21
Views: 697

Re: Another Ford Ranger AC Issue

Thank you for the better pix of the piping. Well one thing for certain, the comp is OK since it can produce a pressure of 400. Your pipe I/O to the condenser is 141F in and 107F out for our USA readers. That is about the 30F drop we seek. BUT the pipe in should be considerably hotter, to the point t...
by tbirdtbird
Wed Nov 02, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Another Ford Ranger AC Issue
Replies: 21
Views: 697

Re: Another Ford Ranger AC Issue

Maybe it is just me, but I like visual clarity. Were it my car, I'd be using a can of brake cleaner on those 2 fittings and the pipes and the branches and get a better look at things. The greasy black gizmo to the left of the branch seems to interfere with tracing the pipes. Cannot see how the hi si...