Re: [DML] AC Compressor blows a back plate?
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Re: [DML] AC Compressor blows a back plate?



Thanks Jake. I decided to buy a new unit from John Hervey.  All my other components are new. 

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Jake Kamphoefner <jakekamp@...> wrote:
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> Paul, 
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> It's probably just old and/or corroded.  I would suspect that if your pressures 
> were too high, it would blow one of the rubber hoses first.
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> For compressors, you either have NOS from DMC (DMC Midwest is my personal 
> favorite) if you want the original factory look, or Hervey will sell you new 
> compressors that fit as well.  It's really a just a matter of what you want to 
> do.  Both are cheap and come with accumulator bottles and orifice tubes.
> 
> Depending on your VIN, you may or may not have a high pressure switch.  It's a 
> nice feature, but my car has been blowing cold air for 30 years without one.  
> Just make sure you use the proper oil, and change the accumulator and orifice 
> tube (very carefully), vacuum down for at least an hour, and recharge.  Stick 
> with R-12 when possible; it's not hard to get.  Clean all the dirt off the 
> condenser, hose out the evaporator and drain tube, make sure your cooling fans 
> both work, and enjoy the cool drive.
> 
> Jake Kamphoefner
> 1063
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> From: Paul <paul.sweet@...>
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Sat, May 28, 2011 8:45:44 PM
> Subject: [DML] AC Compressor blows a back plate?
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> Driving the car yesterday with my AC on, I hear a big "Whoosh" from the engine 
> compartment and loss of my AC. After pulling in at home and taking a look, the 
> rear part of the compressor (original), with the threads that hold the 
> compressor hose bracket broke away from the main body of the compressor! The 
> threaded piece of casting just broke apart, with screw and both hoses still 
> attached. Is there too much pressure somehow or just old? It looks like I need 
> to buy a new compressor, and wondered what the best choice is? Thanks, Paul 
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