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Old 01-08-2012, 09:15 PM
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Well, been awhile and long overdue.... Finally found a schrader valve to fit, now the shop is ordering a shizload of caps since none they have fit as the inside diameter is larger than the old. Sorry I didnt get pics of the new valve yet but got dark out and only have a crappy cell pic to show.... Got it vac'd down to 28 for 2 hours and a 1 hour leakdown test of 0 so it stayed at 28....yah me ! The rent of the pump and manifold ran $279 but got that back when returned, the schrader valve ran me $10 and the 134a/PAG100 oil ran $85 for 32oz/oil as I needed the fill kit... heres some pics, enjoy.
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Vac Pumped to 28 for 2 hours with 0 leak down after an hour

High pressure side during vac pump
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Well you got it all fixed, I too have to replace the valves I actually have a crap load to do to the cooling. All my lines are steel and 16 years old so you can bet your butt they're rusted. So I have to sand them all down repaint. Have to replace filter, 2 expansion valves, O-Rings, the works. Errr, But once it's all fixed it should make it about a decade and I don't expect the vehicle to make it that much longer, Not drive wise but rust wise lol
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LOL the ole lead sleds.....made to last a lifetime.....well, almost !
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LOL the ole lead sleds.....made to last a lifetime.....well, almost !
Not quite a mercury sled, but close enough. Aside from the body and frame, the engine, transmission, and axle will last practically forever.
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I hope so, at least for the rest of this year... Here is the quick fix I did as a precaution...

What size bolt did you use(9mm, 10mm, etc)?
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There is a schraider valve inside the port....that's whats leaking you can buy replacement valves at auto zone and advance with the tool that removes/replaces the valve inside the port I know cause mines leaking also and I tightened it up but its still leaking slowly you will have to have the system pulled down and replace the valve and vac and refill....usually not very expensive since they will reuse what freon they capture from your system......cost will be for any freon added
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There is a schraider valve inside the port....that's whats leaking you can buy replacement valves at auto zone and advance with the tool that removes/replaces the valve inside the port I know cause mines leaking also and I tightened it up but its still leaking slowly you will have to have the system pulled down and replace the valve and vac and refill....usually not very expensive since they will reuse what freon they capture from your system......cost will be for any freon added
Ye, for the new style valves... The old one if you look at it was not replaceable, it is also aluminum and a POS !
Well the new style is awesome. Now, if I get this newer truck the ac needs fixed, probly same crap....lol I only hope
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