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Doverdude
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:53 pm    Post subject: AC receiver dryer Reply with quote

I am in the process of trying to make the air conditioner work on my 1990 2.1 Westy. Trying to sort some parts before I get into the project so that I have everything on hand the receiver dryer and O-rings. Does anybody have a good source for these?Any advice would also be helpful. Thank you
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:11 pm    Post subject: Re: AC receiver dryer Reply with quote

Any VW parts house has the Rec/drier most likely.

The issue of good A/C is far far far bigger than that though.

Can you make it work by installing a minimum of parts?

Probably.
But how well does it work and for how long?

These systems are a minimum of 30 years old!

At that age a whole slew of problems have developed.
The old oil is probably goo.
You can't run r12 oil with r134a

I made a thread on my 1990 and making it work.

It is pulling down 40 at the evaporator and should work trouble free for years and years to come!

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=748346

Granted, I'm out close to $1000 in parts, but I drive reliably cool.

Patch repairs are just that, temporary fixes that will fail or will work until the next failure occurs.

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