[DML] Re: Advice on AC lines
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[DML] Re: Advice on AC lines



It's not that they lines get messed up but die from age. Especially
the discharge line going from the compressor to the condensor coil. It
sees the highest pressures and temperatures. I would at least replace
that one. There is no way to inspect for impending failure, at least
not visually. I also suggest draining as much of the old oil as
possible and filling with fresh. And new service valve cores.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757







--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Kevin Heller <howdyhoho@...> wrote:
>
> Group,
> 
> I'm cracking open the emptied AC system tonight to
> flush the lines in preparation for a new AC
> accumulator, orifice, and new refrigerant. My AC man
> tells me I should replace the hoses in the system
> while I'm at it since the car is 25+ years old and the
> lines may be deteriorating from the inside (AKA,
> "Black Death" contaminating the refrigerant.) 
> 
> Is this sound advice? Are there many drivers out there
> who are still running the original AC lines and aren't
> having problems? If I swab the inside of a hose with a
> cotton swab will I be able to judge/see if the line is
> deteriorating?
> 
> Thanks in advance for the insight.
> 
> -Kevin
> VIN 2234
> 
> 
>        
>
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