R/R AC condenser


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I waited until sunset, unbelievable hot out there even without the Sun! We drained the radiator, took the hoses off took the two bolts off the top, & 2 off the shroud, moved the Shroud back towards the engine,. Radiator lifted right out!

Condenser was a little bit more difficult because it has screws on the front behind the grill but it came out!

We got the new condenser back in the radiator back in and almost passed out so I came in and took a shower. hopefully finish tomorrow morning!

Another mental block busted! Lol

And oh!
The radiator does not actually have to be removed we did take it out but it doesn't have to be removed, just tilt it back
 
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MY TRUCK HAS AIR CONDITIONING!!!

I was out there about 6 this morning!

All the lines connected with a click, just the way they're supposed to! Replaced the orifice with a blue one,

Had vacuum pump on it about an hour. interesting, the new suction line because it's nothing like the old type line actually collapses under vacuum,

the high-pressure cut out on the old line would not come loose and actually broke when we tried to take it off the old Muffler. Jumped the wires, will pick up a new one soon.

+- 30# lo & +- 200# high, 90ish outside. Basically we just dumped the charge in.

it may leak and may not leak I don't care at this point. if it lasts a week or the rest of the summer I'll be happy.

It now has all new refrigerant lines, new evaporator, new condenser, compressor is pumping like a champ no reason to change it.
 

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And oh!
The radiator does not actually have to be removed we did take it out but it doesn't have to be removed, just tilt it back
Having done this job, on your truck, in the junk yard when I didn't come equipped for radiators, and then having done it at home when I did have the right tools, I say take the radiator out.
 

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MY TRUCK HAS AIR CONDITIONING!!!

I was out there about 6 this morning!

All the lines connected with a click, just the way they're supposed to! Replaced the orifice with a blue one,

Had vacuum pump on it about an hour. interesting, the new suction line because it's nothing like the old type line actually collapses under vacuum,

the high-pressure cut out on the old line would not come loose and actually broke when we tried to take it off the old Muffler. Jumped the wires, will pick up a new one soon.

+- 30# lo & +- 200# high, 90ish outside. Basically we just dumped the charge in.

it may leak and may not leak I don't care at this point. if it lasts a week or the rest of the summer I'll be happy.

It now has all new refrigerant lines, new evaporator, new condenser, compressor is pumping like a champ no reason to change it.
Good work :icon_thumby::icon_thumby::icon_thumby:
 

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Thank you... Thank you very much..
Now my oil pressure seems low, the gauge is occasionally flutter jumping. But spends most of its time below mid-range normal.

Is there a convenient small pipe plug that I can put an adapter in and take real oil pressure readings?
 

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Oh! No mistake here,
New condenser coil in front of the radiator = 100 psi lower head pressure.
Example would be like today, mid-to-low 90s. On the old system even though it was leaking I was getting 300-350 PSI on the high side to even get close to Cooling on the low side. 30-50 Low side Cooling now about the same temperature Outdoors head pressure around 200
 


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