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Old 06-11-2019, 01:48 PM
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Hey all,

I'm replacing my compressor, drier, orifice tube and lines on my 02 TA.

Im going to have a shop flush, vacuum, and then fill the refrigerant.

Question is, should I mount the drier and leave the lines disconnected until I take it to the shop? I presume I donít want to hook everything up and then have it sit for a few days before the shop gets around to flushing and applying vacuum? Donít want the desiccant in the drier to go bad.

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You could put them together hand tight, or get rubber plugs at the hardware store, or even just use duct tape.
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Why not do it yourself?

My system was leaking and since I had to open it anyways to replace the motor mount through bolts I went back through the system and replaced all the seals and the orifice tube. Figured its probably time after 18 years but I put it all back together and didn't even pull a vacuum on the system. Just added the 9oz of PAG46 I think it was and 24oz of freon. It blows a cool 47į-50į out of the vents once it gets going and I'm still running the original A/C components that came with the car.
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Iíd prefer to have the shop flush and pull a vacuum to get all the moisture out before filling with refrigerant. Just want to make sure itís done right

i was foncerned about hooking up the drier without pulling a vacuum on the system and having moisture trapped in there. I read that the desiccant in the drier can go bad if exposed for as little as 30 min.
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I'd take an air blower n blow out evap core and condenser. Unless ur compressor took a huge crap n you had debris stuck in orrifce tube... I wouldn't worry about flushing. Hook everything up and let them put it i to a vacuum and charge the system
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So how's the duct tape working out?

If you REALLY want to bite off, then, well, yerbasic 200 mph tape just ISN'T gonna cut it. I ran across this the other day in a cargo hold situation: 600 mph tape. Now tell me that's not good enough for this application.

https://catalog.berryglobal.com/prod...dhesiv228225fr
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