VenturaII
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Posts: 5
(9/14/03 1:23 pm)
Reply Aeroquip A/C hose and fittings
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Anyone used the aeroquip fittings and steel braided covered hose now offered by vintage air? Opinions?

Frank69
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(9/14/03 11:05 pm)
Reply Re: Aeroquip A/C hose and fittings
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Yep, I am using them in my 69 Camaro. They look good and all....but I have had some problems with the fittings coming loose, and I have had to recharge the system 3 times. I also had to replace one o-ring, I guess it was weak from the beginning (or I possibly put a crimp in it when tightening it the first time). The lines to the front of the car end up being very heavy, so you need to support them well. My advice, (pretty basic I guess) buy a foot or so longer than you think you need, that way you won't be caught short. I think I would have routed them differently if I had ordered a longer length of hose. Oh well.....you can see them at my picture post http://home.earthlink.net/~fth001/ You can see them in a shot of the engine compartment on page 4.


Frank



Edited by: Frank69 at: 9/14/03 11:08 pm

VenturaII
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(9/16/03 4:38 pm)
Reply Re: Aeroquip A/C hose and fittings
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When you say, "coming loose", does that mean at the threaded part or between the hose and fitting? Did you buy them from Vintage air?

Frank69
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Posts: 160
(9/16/03 10:42 pm)
Reply Re: Aeroquip A/C hose and fittings
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Yep, bought them from VA. Where it comes loose is at the threaded couplings, where they connect at the a/c compressor, at the drier, and at the unit itself. I have learned to just go through and tighten the fittings every few hundred miles or so, just to be sure. Maybe it is because my suspension is so stiff that everything rattles loose.



Frank



margodan
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(1/25/04 8:03 pm)
Reply ac lines
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I had too replace some lines on my truck.I went too a hydraulic supplier that makes hoses and they made new lines for my truck that looked just like factory.THey where crimped and where leak free.Also the hose they used is specificly for ac use.Just thought give my two cents.