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A/C hose needed.

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by EFLImpudence, 20 Jun 2018.

  1. EFLImpudence

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    Does anyone here make or repair car a/c lines who would be willing to post a length of hose and a couple of ferrules to an English address for me, or

    know of a website where I could order the parts?

    I cannot find anything on ebay or amazon other than complete fabricated lines.

    I need 84cm of ID 5/8 inch hose and two ferrules (or substitute) for the hose.

    I will buy a proper crimper if necessary but would it be satisfactory to used screws clamps, either normal jubilee clips, wire screw clips or ear O clamps?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Burnerman

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    The high pressure side of A/C is in the region of 300 psi so only crimps will do ( depending on your application).
    Personally I'd buy the manufacturers part but I have had odd ball stuff made up by Pirtek (at a price).
    John :)
     
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  3. EFLImpudence

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    Thanks for that.

    Bit of a story but I thought it would be better just to replace the one hose that got worn down and leaked.
     
  4. DaveHerns

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    A lot of aircon specialists advertise hose repairs, I assume they have crimpers etc to do a permanent repair.
     
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    I used these guys for a classic car hose that I simply couldn't get any more. A complex combination of aluminium with various bends and rubber crimped to it.

    http://www.fenair.co.uk/

    Ask for "Pat". Top bloke. He's a long way from me and never saw the car. I made a wooden box to protect / support the broken bits of pipe in the right places to act as a jig and he made the pipe fit in the box and posted it back to me.
     
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    Try some of the places.
    bee-cool-aircon uk services ac-pipe-repairs
    ebay.co.uk Splice-Lok-Automotive-air-con-pipe-repair-system
    amazon uk sourcingmap-Conditioner-Aluminum-Straight-Fittings
    autoairconparts uk aircon-pipe-splicing-kit-10-pieces
    tubes-international.com/
     
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  7. EFLImpudence

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    Thanks for all the replies.

    You may have noticed I live in Portugal where I have not been able to find anywhere (locally) that does repairs so thought buying the parts and crimper would be easier.

    I will try some of the suggestions.

    Kind Regards.
     
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    Bee Cool are going to send what I need.

    Thanks again.
     
  9. DaveHerns

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    How will you repressurise the system afterwards?
     
  10. EFLImpudence

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    Plenty of places just do the gassing.

    It's just that no one (nearby) could or would do any repairs.

    I did say it was a bit of a story.
    I ordered a new line - whole front part - from the US (it's an American van) but the connection to the rear a/c was different than mine so I thought I would just cut off the piece that was leaking (it was the first bit of the line with an accumulator on the end).
    Of course after doing that I discovered that the modern hose was smaller than the original so decided to just replace the hose but very difficult to find parts.
    I suspect it's a secret society like automatic gearboxes.
     
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