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Old 09-17-2008, 04:39 PM   #26
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Default Re: A/C questions upon installation of compressor

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Originally Posted by OldNuc View Post
Yes it does. Somewhere it tells you to drain the dryer and replace the oil removed plus a guess for what is on the desiccant. I assume that you did this also.
When the drier gets here in 10 days, I will do that. Still can't imagine how you get a good guess off the "innards" of the drier but I'll probably end up with about an ounce---maybe two. But that drier is the one I installed only a few months ago---just before my clutch went bad and at that time I only added one ounce of oil so it will be interesting to see how much I do get back.

Installing the compressor was easy. Only time consuming thing was trying to line the six bracket bolts back up!! Oy, I had a few choice words for those. But it all came together. Couldn't use my torque wrench on the three large bolts because of lack of room so I guess-timated.

The suction line doesn't seem too secure, moves up and down easily even though I used 12 ft. lbs. to secure. I guess I won't know if it's going to leak until the pump is hooked up. Thanks for the info, OldNuc.

Jerry

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