Compressor relief valve diagnosis

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Re: Compressor relief valve diagnosis

Postby Tim » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:51 am

JohnHere wrote:Thanks, Tim. Noted for future.


Thanks.

Im today's World to use the internet for information and then go google shopping for price. I get calls every day where someone wants 30 minutes of your time to goggle shop. I try and be respectful overall. It gets frustrating as you like to help but takes away from real customers.

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Re: Compressor relief valve diagnosis

Postby Tubularfab » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:17 pm

Yes, I saw the used ones listed on EBay but didn’t care to go that route. I made a pullapart run today and got a couple a lot faster and cheaper - though still used. I did not see them on the sponsor’s site.

Turned out that there is an issue with the condenser causing the pressure spike. No visible damage, looks really clean. 120k miles, on it since new, never had a compressor failure. But, it’s clogged with something. Rather than fool around trying to clean it I simply replaced it and everything is happy now.

Thank you again for the help!
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Re: Compressor relief valve diagnosis

Postby Tim » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:21 pm

I sure they are listed somewhere. Most likely a 5 pack. Not real easy to make every past ve the first one some sees.
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Re: Compressor relief valve diagnosis

Postby Al9 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:36 am

I think that replacing the condenser once every 10 years, even if the compressor is still in good shape and there's seemingly no cooling or pressure issue, is a nice thing to do anyway. No need to bother with flushes if you don't want to, just remember to add back enough oil for the new condenser/condenser+dryer assembly in addition to any recovered oil. Modern high efficiency parallel flow/MCX type condensers tend to act as filters. And all filters plug up eventually.
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Re: Compressor relief valve diagnosis

Postby Cusser » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:14 am

Tim wrote:In today's World to use the internet for information and then go google shopping for price. I get calls every day where someone wants 30 minutes of your time to goggle shop. I try and be respectful overall. It gets frustrating as you like to help but takes away from real customers.

Can't keep track of all the goings-on in this and other industries. eBay is more of a concern to me. As you never know who, what or where an item has come from. Amazon requires a little more skin in the game to list there.

Anyway thanks for the support for all the members that help others so much. The forum has been running since 1997. Pretty good run overall.


I liked the shop on West Clarendon. I believe that over the decades that I've purchased half a dozen AC compressors, one evaporator, a couple of expansion valves, and driers in person at the shop.

My co-worker - on my recommendation - picked up a compressor and drier there for his '90 Protege and I installed it.

When my employer/laboratory in Scottsdale needed a small electric vacuum pump for weekend use, with ALL lab equipment costing a fortune, I suggested a refrigerant vacuum pump. I ordered that, Tim or his worker called back and asked if I wanted to pick this up, but I said no, that it was for work, so ship crosstown. Unfortunately, when they got rid of a bunch of stuff this pump was not on that list, so I didn't end up with it.

But I have two lab vacuum pumps discarded years before (one was claimed to smoke a little, but didn't, plus I use that outside in the garage) and the other was replaced in a free upgrade on an instrument by the service rep, who told me just to do whatever I wanted with it. So those are my AC vacuum pumps.

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Re: Compressor relief valve diagnosis

Postby Tim » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:51 am

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