Darn ... and, I was so close!
I dread doing it all over again ... especially, with the cost of R12 and another dryer ... I will not use it till spring ... will evaluate my desire to do it over versus seeing how long I can get the new compressor to work ... I am just tired of working on it now and have a lot of other things to do.
Thanks very much to all the contributors!
1991 350 SDL (200K and she ain't bent, yet)
former 2002 E320 4Matic Wagon - good car
former 1985 300 CD - great car
former 1981 300 TD - good car
former 1972 280 SEL - not so good car
a couple of those diesel Rabbits ...40-45 mpg