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AC Hose Connection Question by darbysan
Started on: 10-22-2014 12:29 PM
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Report this Post10-22-2014 12:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for darbysanClick Here to Email darbysanSend a Private Message to darbysanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hello all. New member with first post, so be gentle Just picked up an '87 GT 5spd in pretty good shape. Going through making it safe and roadworthy ( tires, brakes, cooling lines, belts, etc). AC was non-operative ( Bad Compressor), so I have parts on order for replacement.

Pulled lines to flush, and found something curious to me. Not sure if this is stock, or if some PO has cobbled something up, so wanted to check. The connection from the short engine hose to the pipes attached at the rear driver's side firewall was connected with a 6mm 1.0 x60 bolt, threaded into what appears to be a speednut. Did the factory use this speednut configuration, or should there be a more substantial nut there for assembly? Thanks!

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Report this Post10-22-2014 02:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Lou6t4gtoClick Here to Email Lou6t4gtoSend a Private Message to Lou6t4gtoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That's the factory setup !
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Report this Post10-22-2014 02:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for darbysanClick Here to Email darbysanSend a Private Message to darbysanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the quick response. Makes me feel a little better moving forward with the rebuild.
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Report this Post10-22-2014 10:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TopNotchClick Here to visit TopNotch's HomePageSend a Private Message to TopNotchEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Be sure to replace those O-rings.
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Originally posted by TopNotch:
Be sure to replace those O-rings.

AC rated rings or will leak soon.

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Report this Post10-23-2014 03:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for darbysanClick Here to Email darbysanSend a Private Message to darbysanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Bought a large box of the Green O-rings. Done a few AC's- just my first Fiero- but keep those ideas coming in, as I may miss something!

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Report this Post10-24-2014 03:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for masospaghettiClick Here to Email masospaghettiSend a Private Message to masospaghettiEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That's factory, as ridiculous as it seems.

I would suggest using a threadlocking compound on that screw to keep it from backing out. It happened to me and the cloud of refrigerant in the rearview mirror is not something you want to see while driving.
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Report this Post10-24-2014 05:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for darbysanClick Here to Email darbysanSend a Private Message to darbysanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Good Suggestion! WILCO.
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