Air conditioning parts

Snorky

Active Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2022
Messages
860
Reaction score
752
Anyone know if aftermarket air conditioning lines are any good? Or should i hunt for oem or cars being parted out?
 

07GtS197

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2015
Messages
2,675
Reaction score
1,062
Location
Fort Myers, Fl
I’ve been running 4 seasons hoses and evaporator core in my 87 Grand Marquis for a few years now with no issues. No leaks and fit well. Can’t speak on mustang specific parts but I don’t see why it would be any different. The drier, though, lost all its paint in a few months. So whichever drier you get, buy one that’s not already painted.
 
OP
OP
Snorky

Snorky

Active Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2022
Messages
860
Reaction score
752
I’ve been running 4 seasons hoses and evaporator core in my 87 Grand Marquis for a few years now with no issues. No leaks and fit well. Can’t speak on mustang specific parts but I don’t see why it would be any different. The drier, though, lost all its paint in a few months. So whichever drier you get, buy one that’s not already painted.
I just need a line or 2. One popped last summer and i forgot which long line it was. So i will replace them both, vacuum out the system and recharge it.
 

07GtS197

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2015
Messages
2,675
Reaction score
1,062
Location
Fort Myers, Fl
I just need a line or 2. One popped last summer and i forgot which long line it was. So i will replace them both, vacuum out the system and recharge it.
That should do it for you. I would suggest replacing the drier too because it’s contaminated being open to atmosphere. And don’t forget the pag oil either. It seems like you know what you’re doing though, good luck and let us know how it goes.
 
OP
OP
Snorky

Snorky

Active Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2022
Messages
860
Reaction score
752
That should do it for you. I would suggest replacing the drier too because it’s contaminated being open to atmosphere. And don’t forget the pag oil either. It seems like you know what you’re doing though, good luck and let us know how it goes.
Lol i would go that far, i have replaced the compressor on my subaru but the process and quantity of adding the pag oil still confuses me
 

Admiral_peck7

New Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2022
Messages
15
Reaction score
7
Lol i would go that far, i have replaced the compressor on my subaru but the process and quantity of adding the pag oil still confuses me
They make oiled 134 cans you can use to charge the system with oil after it's already been sealed, they're available at O'Reilly's, usually on the A/C endcap, can't speak for other chains as I'm always either big O or summit.
 
OP
OP
Snorky

Snorky

Active Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2022
Messages
860
Reaction score
752
They make oiled 134 cans you can use to charge the system with oil after it's already been sealed, they're available at O'Reilly's, usually on the A/C endcap, can't speak for other chains as I'm always either big O or summit.
Thank you!
 

Admiral_peck7

New Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2022
Messages
15
Reaction score
7
Thank you!
Just always remember there's a tool/part to make just about everything you'll ever do easier. Those cans have 3oz of oil so if you need more you need extra cans, I usually get 2-3 for compressor replacement. Make sure you backflush the compressor too.
 

Pallgor

Member
Joined
Jan 16, 2022
Messages
128
Reaction score
85
They make oiled 134 cans you can use to charge the system with oil after it's already been sealed, they're available at O'Reilly's, usually on the A/C endcap, can't speak for other chains as I'm always either big O or summit.
Auto Zone and Advanced Auto carry Freon ready to use with oil and leak repair. They’re about $50 bucks and work well. Put some in my car last year and still blowing cold
 

Admiral_peck7

New Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2022
Messages
15
Reaction score
7
Auto Zone and Advanced Auto carry Freon ready to use with oil and leak repair. They’re about $50 bucks and work well. Put some in my car last year and still blowing cold
Stopleak likes to find it's want into orifice tubes and expansions valves and then proceed to not find a way out.
 

chithead

New Member
Joined
Apr 30, 2021
Messages
94
Reaction score
80
Great info - thinking about replacing most of the A/C system in our 98 and this definitely helps.
 
OP
OP
Snorky

Snorky

Active Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2022
Messages
860
Reaction score
752
Great info - thinking about replacing most of the A/C system in our 98 and this definitely helps.
I bought a bunch of parts on rockauto. Everything lined up great. Worked out exactly how I hoped.
 

Latest posts

Forum statistics

Threads
77,727
Messages
1,508,866
Members
15,149
Latest member
gregssn96

Members online

Top