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Old 08-08-2000, 07:10 PM
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My 84 300SD's AC compressor just seized up. Need to get a new or rebuilt one. Is a rebuilt unit advisable? How do I flush the tiny metal debris caused by the compressor that had been grinding before it locked up? Is there an equipment to do this? Thanks for your help.
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Old 08-08-2000, 09:03 PM
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Since this is the same compressor used on many american autos of that time, the compressors are very inexpensive even new ones.

I always purchase new...You may want to flush with an alchohol and or oil based solution. There are many on the market that are good.

Donnie Drummonds
1991 GMC Syclone
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Old 08-09-2000, 08:07 AM
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Listen to Benzmac and buy a NEW compressor. I went through the same thing you're going through and really made a big mistake with a rebuilt R4. It was before I found mercedesshop.

To properly flush, you will need to break every line and flush the daylights out of everything you can get near. You can get a flush unit which is a can with a hose and blowgun, it also has a schrader valve to pressurize it. You pour in the flush, air it up at the schrader valve and blow. The flush that I used was alcohol with some sort of citrus.

Another very good thing to do, and I wish I had known this when I went through this problem, is to put in a suction side filter. You still need to flushe the system, however. You can get them at the a/c supply house. Put it in the softline just before entry to the compressor. Had I done that, my wife may not have gotten rid of her beautiful 300TD.

Good luck,

Larry Bible
'84 Euro 240D, 523K miles
'88 300E 5 Speed
'81 300D Daughter's Car
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