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Old 06-01-2018, 08:10 PM   #101
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That's what I just answered. You can get them from Volvo. They are ~ $5 each. The seals that come in those generic o-ring kits are not the right size for those two connections..
So when I replaced the drier, I think I saw a larger black seal but it seemed to sit at the tapered part of the hardline, rather than slip over the threads. I obviously should’ve paid closer attention. The seal was not an o ring shape, but rather a tapered seal similar to the top waterpump seal. Have you ever encountered this?

Really kicking myself in the ass for not paying closer attention. Live and learn.
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Old 06-01-2018, 10:03 PM   #102
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There is nothing like you describe in the AC system.
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:08 PM   #103
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So in order to maintain a proper seal at the larger connections on the drier, do I need to get the parts from Volvo? Is it okay to assume that all of the smaller orings are acceptable?

Just called the dealer, they have those larger seals for $9 a piece (wow). I can grab a generic pack of orings for the rest of the system if those will be sufficient.

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Old 06-13-2018, 08:26 PM   #104
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Quick emergency question. Is this threaded portion supposed to move indepently of the piece it’s surrounding? I would think so. As is, I cannot turn the whole unit far enough to the correct position to create a seal, it just stops. Perhaps rust has fused it together?

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Old 06-13-2018, 08:30 PM   #105
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Yes, it should turn freely. Use some PB Blaster to free it up.
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:33 PM   #106
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Yes, it should turn freely. Use some PB Blaster to free it up.
Thanks Roy!

I will upload pics of the black tapered ‘seal’ i spoke of prior. Clearly it was incorrect.

I’m also replacing the orifice tube which appears to be clogged or at least partially clogged.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:05 PM   #107
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If your gf can free it without using hands she’s a keeper and you should marry her tomorrow

Also inb4 my ac stopped working after a day
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If your gf can free it without using hands she’s a keeper and you should marry her tomorrow

Also inb4 my ac stopped working after a day
Dude I’m hoping it just makes it through summer
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