Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 05:25:59 GMT
From: Malcolm William Mason <mwm1(spam)nospamedu>
Subject: Re: Re: A/c compressor 1999 9-3

On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 19:45:06 GMT, "Jim Dwyer" <> wrote: >Hmm, Nope I don't think so-just vacuumed the system, then replaced the >compressor onlyand regassed it up. Actually I only told him to replace the >compressor not the receiver/dryer or orifice as well. Its only at 50% >efficiency I would say now. The temperature according to my handheld >thermometer is about a constant 15 celcius at the central vent beside the >radio. The metal tube coming going from the engine compartment into the >interior is ice cold though so I am sure that the system is cooling v >well-its just not getting to the vents. I presume that an orifice change or >clean is not a diy job? > You may not required a receiver but a new dryer is an absolute necessity and so is vacuum pumping to a very high vacuum. The object in both cases is to remove water (atmospherics moisture. Under the heat and pressure of your compressor it can produce some very nasty compounds reacting with refrigerant. I recall that hydrofluoric acid was one of them Change the drier!!!!!!! Pump the system down for hours. Malcolm

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