[DML] Re: AC High Pressure Hose Leaking Badly, replacement advice??
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[DML] Re: AC High Pressure Hose Leaking Badly, replacement advice??

Having installed the Special T Auto hoses along with Dave Sontos last summer 
I can say that I highly recommend them.  It took a little twisting and 
pulling to get them in there but at least we didn't have to separate the 
body from the frame.  On a side note, I registered my car as an antique 
vehicle yesterday with the Virginia DMV and really like the way the new 
plates look. It's a bit like a badge of honor that your vehicle is 25 years 
old and never has to have the registration renewed again!

> Message: 4
>   Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2006 02:33:31 -0000
>   From: "Joe OBrien" <joeyoseppijoe@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: AC High Pressure Hose Leaking Badly, replacement advice??
> Well I guess I should've knocked on wood when I was talking with a
> friend last week that my ac has been working perfectly since I
> recharged it last year.
> Today when I was walking through my garage after work and as I walked
> past the rear of 16851 I heard a faint hissing. Perplexed I opened the
> louvers & engine cover to try to find the source of the hiss.
> I figured it had to be the AC as what else would hiss? Anyway after
> moving the hoses around trying to hear the leak better, I found if I
> move the high pressure line around a bit the tone of the hissing leak
> changes, so that must be where the leak is near.
> So I'm leaking out about $80 worth of R12 slowly, as 7 hours later it
> is still hissing.
> I'm thinking of buying the new 2 piece hoses from specialtauto.
> Anyone have anything good or bad to say about the two piece hoses? I
> really don't want to lift the body an inch to install the 1 piece lines.
> Thankfully it isn't summer yet and I can get it fixed before the
> heatwave this summer.
> Can't complain too much as the original seals held up for almost 25
> years on 16851.
> Just a bummer as I had the AC working perfectly last summer after Dave
> Bauerle tweaked it for me and installed new ac vent vacuum servos.
> So any good or bad points on the two piece hoses from anyone who has
> installed them?
> Thanks,
> Joe O'Brien
> 2524,
> 16634,
> 16851

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