|Originally posted by steve308:|
Suggest you shop your local parts stores and be sure to get a new, not remanufactured compressor. You should be able to get one for around $200.00 and you won't have shipping or a core charge. Don't cheap out on the repair. replace the dryer, orifice tube and flush the lines and condenser especially if the old compressor failed internally. If you are getting a new compressor for a shop to install be sure they do or at least list on an invoice that a complete flush, dryer and orifice tube was replaced (For warranty). Oh, replace the pressure switch if converting to 134. Don't use any blends....
Thanks for the suggestions. This is an existing working r134 system with what seems to be a compressor that has developed a major leak. Charge held for a week with dye remnants left on pulley face. I was kind of hoping for an inexpensive known good compressor in hopes of making sure this was my major leak. Before it had a leak that I believe I have since found and fixed that was a once a year or so charge.