Cheap air conditioning compressor

Lincoln LS

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    bobsquatch Active LVC Member

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    So I installed one of those super cheap reman AC compressors from Amazon today. We will see how it goes. Joegr has had bad results when he experimented with one so I will report my experience. I got mine on Amazon from Ac Compressor World SKU: 77549-KIT2 ASIN: BO72DX2XGP Says both remanufactured and new in description. Looks new. Kit came with compressor, drier PAG46 oil, expansion valve and Orings for $139.99 shipped. I installed 6OZ of oil in compressor and the drier. I had the system evacuated charged and leak tested without flushing for an additional $189.10 because I need the car this week. At 79F ambient high side reads 185psi low side 41 psi. 47F at the cabin duct. Seems ok. I have a 250 mile desert trip this weekend and will report back.
     
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    AC didn't work when I bought the car but the compressor was working but leaking oil when I added refrigerant so I left it INOP. When I replaced it there was no debris or black death so I preceded. Stock compressor likely only needs resealing with a few Orings so I will soon have a factory spare. We will see how it goes.
     
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    Usually, it's the o-ring for the scroll control valve. It's an odd shape, but there are a couple of sources for it.
     
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    Thank you, good information to have as always Joe.
     
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      bobsquatch Active LVC Member

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      Again, great information. Thank you sir.
       
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      250 desert miles behind me at 104 degrees max. So far so good. Between the ac and the seat coolers we were comfortable despite the all black interior.
       
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      Another 500 miles and so far so good...
       
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      Glad it worked out!
       

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