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 Post subject: Aircon problem.
Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:33 pm 
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Just took my EL XR8 to the aircon fixer upperers and the high pressure side hose has sprung a leak. Bloke at the shop told me they are no longer available genuswine and they don't have much luck getting them made up. Can anyone help me with my problem of sourcing one? I live in Whyalla and it does get very hot here.
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 Post subject: Re: Aircon problem.
Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:57 pm 
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try searching the wreckers, or you could make one up yourself, it isnt that hard to bend some pipe.. you will need a small pipe bender of course. i used a brake line/fuel line bender to do mine.. it had interchangle dies. (talking about the alloy pipe) stand to be corrected.
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 Post subject: Re: Aircon problem.
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:32 am 
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It's the alloy rubber mix one. From TX valve to the drier at the front.
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 Post subject: Re: Aircon problem.
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:53 pm 
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Just get one from a wreckers - a pick a part if you can, and try to get one off a system with gas still in it - be careful when you undo the connections, and bag the open ends.
You'll need one off a late EF or EL - the front fitting to the condenser differs with earlier EF.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Aircon problem.
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:00 pm 
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That's what I was hoping I didn't have to do. Would prefer new. Only one wrecker here, no V8 EL's though. Is the 6 the same hose?
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 Post subject: Re: Aircon problem.
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:03 pm 
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That's a good point - don't know, V8 compressor might be too far in different location.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Aircon problem.
Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:09 pm 
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I do know that the compressors are a different mounting.
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 Post subject: Re: Aircon problem.
Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:47 pm 
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Evaporator and condensor areas will be same obviously.
The compressor connector blocks look the same - V8 attaches horizontal, 6 cyl vertical.

Take a good look at your V8 setup and compare with a 6 at the wreckers.

 

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