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Old 10-22-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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How would I go about stripping out my A/C correctly??
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:44 AM   #2
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Have the system vacuumed out to remove any freon, then remove and seal the components inlets and outlets in case you ever want to use them again.
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Have the system vacuumed out to remove any freon, then remove and seal the components inlets and outlets in case you ever want to use them again.
What should I seal it with?
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:15 AM   #4
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:24 PM   #5
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Oh okay I wasn't sure if he meant using silicone or welding or what lol I appreciate it though its gonna give me a lot more room to work
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:25 PM   #6
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:34 PM   #7
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U don't really need to go get it all vacummed . And waste that money. Just get a big thick rag and a screw driver and push the nipple in for the air can come out lol. I did it. Not so bad then once pressure really low just disconnect lines . Don't be scared ull hear a lil air come out but its nothing
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U don't really need to go get it all vacummed . And waste that money. Just get a big thick rag and a screw driver and push the nipple in for the air can come out lol. I did it. Not so bad then once pressure really low just disconnect lines . Don't be scared ull hear a lil air come out but its nothing
Don't do that. It's illegal and it's not a waste of money to have it vacuumed out.
Vacuuming the system out helps to remove moisture and contaminants that can rust the system internally while it is stored. Also, that is not air that comes out it is freon.


I used plastic pipe caps and rubber electrical tape to seal mine up so if I ever wanted to use it again it won't be rusted or contaminated internally.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:08 AM   #9
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Ehh don't really think it happens. It has oil remember . Oil takes a very very very long time to rust
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Ehh don't really think it happens. It has oil remember . Oil takes a very very very long time to rust
It happens. Keep in mind when you disconnect the lines the inside of the pump is exposed to air. Once that happens it allows the internals to condensate which can cause it to rust. It doesn't take as long as you think.
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Ehh don't really think it happens. It has oil remember . Oil takes a very very very long time to rust
No, oil won't rust at all, but when you expose the internals to outside air like stated.....
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Ehh don't really think it happens. It has oil remember . Oil takes a very very very long time to rust
Yeah you are right '' oil will not rust'' but your internal components of the compressor will. I moisture in the air creates havoc on any HVAC System from a car size unit to a industrial size unit. Vacuum the system and cap off any pipe or fitting that will allow air into the compressor or remaining lines on the car. Plus it is illegal to allow Freon to escape into the atmosphere.
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Yeah you are right '' oil will not rust'' but your internal components of the compressor will. I moisture in the air creates havoc on any HVAC System from a car size unit to a industrial size unit. Vacuum the system and cap off any pipe or fitting that will allow air into the compressor or remaining lines on the car. Plus it is illegal to allow Freon to escape into the atmosphere.
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Quick question, why do you want to get rid of your AC?
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For reals ^^ haha jk
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Quick question, why do you want to get rid of your AC?
We'll it doesn't even work in the car anyway so Im taking it out to lose some unneeded weight and have more room for my cold air intake. Thinking about swapping my 2.3 for my 2.3 turbo I got in my 88 thunderbird coupe since I don't drive it at all and build it from there
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We'll it doesn't even work in the car anyway so Im taking it out to lose some unneeded weight and have more room for my cold air intake. Thinking about swapping my 2.3 for my 2.3 turbo I got in my 88 thunderbird coupe since I don't drive it at all and build it from there
OK I get that I've thought of that before since my AC compressor clutch went out
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OK I get that I've thought of that before since my AC compressor clutch went out
Yea it gives you alot more room to work around stuff but still just a thought for now lol may act on it later.
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