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What about the reservoir-filter-drier?
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Posted by magalar [Email] (#1325) [Profile/Gallery] (more from magalar) on Mon, 7 Jun 2021 14:32:18 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: AC serviced after a leak : not very cold after., magalar [Profile/Gallery] , Sun, 6 Jun 2021 20:19:06
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Called the tech this morning and he says he used the volume for the 4-cyl (680 g) instead of the volume for the V6 (650 g). They will redo the AC service tomorrow.

But I was wondering about the filter-drier efficiency as WIS says " replace the reservoir-filter-drier if the system was left open for more than 15 minutes". I did take care to not leave any hose open to the atmosphere, but since the system lost its charge during the winter, and there was no pressure in the system this spring, I wonder...

Would a "bad" reservoir show the same problems I am experiencing now? This is the original unit. Cheap, but accessing it is a challenge (behind the bumper cover) and it would probably mean replacing the condenser too as the bolts between the two would be very rusty after 13 winters in Montreal's salt...
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