[DML] Re: AC Rubber tubing
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[DML] Re: AC Rubber tubing



The spliced lines are quite nice for ease of install.  Andy is right
that the hardest part is getting the low pressure line through the
frame by the gas tank (which really wasn't that hard).  It helped
having Andy assist me, in that I could bend down the frame slightly
(not a permenent bend, just a flex) and guide the end over the tank
plate nuts while Andy actually pushed it through.  It can also be
difficult to separate the nuts and the lines.  You need to spend $75
on a 32mm, 27mm, and 22mm wrench.  19mm is also necessary but I
already had one of those.  There is not much room to work the wrenches
but it is possible (hey, they got them on there didn't they?). On the
first car I did a few years ago, I could not separate the high
pressure line from the evaporator.  I got the nuts apart, but the
lines would not disconnect.  With more time they probably could have
come apart, but I didn't have any then.  My car which I'm in progress
with was no problem.  If your doing all this, replace the accumulator
and orifice tube as well (unless you did that with your original
conversion).

Other misc. notes....

Be sure to keep the main high pressure line away from the steering
shaft.  Many owners have had sudden AC failure when this hose was warn
through by the shaft.

Also, John Hervey has not been as responsive as he has been in the
past.  When I made my original order almost everything came as it
should.  I emailed him many general questions about the parts and two
that were missing, no responce.  I called him a few times then
eventually got through to him to get one of the parts that didn't
arrive, but I still dont have the other one yet.

When I arrive in Chicago, every component in my A/C system will be
brand new except for the evaporator, which I removed and throughly
cleaned.

Jim Reeve
MNDMC - Minnesota DeLorean Club
DMC6960


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@...> wrote:
>
> I had my R134A recharged last summer, and the AC felt nice and cold at 
> that time  This year, I really don't feel any cold air coming through 
> and the compressor just turns on and off for about a second every 5 
> seconds or so.  I suspect my charge is gone.  I read that older R-12 
> rubber tubing (I suspect those that run under my car are original) 
> will actually let the R134A pass through the molecules of rubber, 
> resulting in a slow leak over the winter.  Is this true?  If so, is it 
> worth investing in Special T's spliced tubing (I don't have time or 
> patience to lift the car body to replace with whole sections) and 
> replacing the long runs under the car?  Can I just replace them easily 
> myself, or do I need an AC shop to evacuate any remaining R134A for 
> safety/environmental reasons - or is there not enought to worry about 
> if I open and replace the tubing before I bring to an AC shop to 
> recharge?  Any advice on this subject is appreciated.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Paul
> Vin 10944
>










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