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Old 10-13-2003, 02:54 PM
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Question does the green a/c oil ring....

... look bigger or smaller when new -- compared to the old one you are replacing? Like radiator hoses, the new ones are usually smaller looking due to it not being stretched yet . But does the same principle apply to A/C green O-rings? I was changing my exp valve and the new ring seems to be smaller in thickness but the same diameter or should I say prettty darn close to the old one.Not to mention a little darker in color as well.

I just want to put the wrong one, esp. if I accidentally put the wrong one in the evaporator area..Too big of a job make such a small mistake.
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Old 10-13-2003, 05:00 PM
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Try to work from published o-ring sizes if you have that data. In the absence of specified data, make sure you're looking at a stash of metric o-rings when trying to make a match.
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Old 10-13-2003, 09:00 PM
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I got about six or eight different ones with my expansion valve for the TE -- I used the ones closest in size. My old ones were black, though, and soft, not compatible with either the PAG oil or the R134a.

If they seal, you are fine.

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Old 10-14-2003, 12:25 AM
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I called the dealership and they told me that qoute"there is no specified mbz part number for the o-rings. Therefore, if it is the right size or very close, that's the right part for it."end quote And they also said that old(used ) o-rings are usually "swollen" compared to brand new ones. That means the new ones should look a bit slimmer. Thanks for the reply guys
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Old 10-14-2003, 09:54 AM
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If you can't get the specifications, you'll have to go by feel. Sometimes you can tell if the o-ring is too big or too small by how it slips together. Make sure you install the o-rings wet. Use refrigerant lubricant to wet the seals.
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Old 10-14-2003, 02:49 PM
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royally confused

... I called the dealership (again) today to inquire about the o-rings for the heater core this time. Now they have a part number for it and it's $2.50+ for one and I need 2 or 3. But the funny thing is I asked this different person again about the green o-rings and he came up with a part number. And they are also $2.00+ / o-ring.

Question: Is it worth it to get these MBZ part numbered o-rings for both HC and EVAP/exp.valve?? If not , where can I get the heater core rings now? I already have the green rings. I'm just afraid that the non-MBZ part will not last as long as the of-the- counter part or I'm just over reactiing due to this 12 hr. removal time that I have spent on it? Lord knows how long it would take to put it all together..sorry for the gripe

Well, I went ahead and called the person that knows--Phil
And he hooked me UP!!! Thanks Phil
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