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Re: A/C Problems? Clogged Orifice Tube?
At 12:22 PM 7/7/99 -0700, Orin Eman wrote:
>> The same Orifice Tube was used by GM, so a replacement Orifice tube for a
>> mid 80's Cadillac will work fine.
>I've seen replacements for the GM parts in Pep Boys in Everett, WA.
>> If your compressor has failed, and shrapnel or other metal has made it way
>> from the compressor to the Orifice Tube, you may need to remove the
>> condenser, muffler and high side lines to replace or flush them out, as
>> additional metal will likely make its way to the Orifice tube at a later
>> date. Back in the days when Freon R12 was readily available, there also was
>> a freon based solvent that could be used to flush out A/C lines, condensers
>> etc, but during these times, I don't know what is being used to flush out
>> A/C systems.
>JC Whitney have a flush kit. It's on their web page:
>http://www.jcwhitney.com/products/81zx4736x.htm#Flush & Clean
Check with an a/c pro on this, I read in a recent post that using anything
but nitrogen as a flush agent will contaminate freon . I dont recall
whether this includes 134. Compressed air also is a no-no because of the
ambient moisture. MP. The post was addressed those in the trade
who are not all on the same page re flushing. MP.