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


I'll probably be driving it to Dave Bauerle's shop next week and have
him recharge the AC after I install new hoses. 

Just incase I decide to try Walt's method,(It's cheaper I'm sure) do
you know of a good place to buy the correct R-12 lines I would need,
and the ends?


--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "timnagin" <timnagin@...> wrote:
> I am not familiar with the two-piece hose but can tell you what Walt
came up
> with.  Remember Walt? :)
> He said some people bend the lower section of the frame where the
> ends exit instead of raising the body.  This also damages the epoxy.  
> He bought a length of the correct hose, taped the ends to prevent
trash from
> getting in, and ran it through the frame and tied it up at both
ends.  Then
> drove the car to an a/c shop and had them crimp the ends on.  This also
> allowed the hoses to be trimmed to exact length.
> As you know, the sooner you do this the better so moisture doesn't
get in
> there.
> Greg
> -----Original Message-----
> From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Of Joe OBrien
> Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 9:33 PM
> To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DMCForum] 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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