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



Thanks for the great replies.  I didn't do the conversion.  It was 
done by the previous owner in March of 2004 (about a year before I 
bough the car).  The record shows he bought a $34 R134A conversion 
kit.  This doesn't sound like he replaced any major parts, does it?  
How extensive is a "kit"? I think I should probably change the tubes 
and major components that I am able to, then bring it to the shop 
for final tweaking and refilling.  Is that reasonable, or are there 
other items to be aware of when replacing components?

Thanks,

Paul

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Jim Reeve" <dmc6960@...> wrote:
>
> 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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