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New Accumulator Okay to Use?


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ironhorse78247
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Jul 14, 2016, 10:28 AM

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2006 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0 L, just bought new parts to repair air conditioner. The new accumulator does not have caps on both the inlet and the outlet. I have read that these accumulators should be sealed/capped until installation to avoid moisture being absorbed by the dessicant. Is this accumulator okay to install or should I get another one? I only want to do this once.


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Jul 14, 2016, 10:56 AM

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Personally I would send it back as a defect and get another one. Who knows how long it was exposed to moisture as it made its way from Chawanda.





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ironhorse78247
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Jul 14, 2016, 11:01 AM

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My thoughts exactly. It's only a $20 part.


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Jul 14, 2016, 12:49 PM

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The alternative to that is to just keep it under vacuum for a longer time to dry it out.



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Jul 14, 2016, 1:10 PM

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Eternal vacuum AND heat but for the $20 part send it back or get another. Enough troubles without adding to it now,


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Jul 14, 2016, 1:17 PM

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Sure, they'll just put it in a box and sell it to someone else.



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Jul 14, 2016, 3:05 PM

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My luck, one of us will end up with it....haha





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Jul 14, 2016, 3:07 PM

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Of course, I have gotten my own returns back on a subsequent job.



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Jul 14, 2016, 3:09 PM

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and the countless parts with grease prints all over them, someone's core return, or missing pieces.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Jul 14, 2016, 3:10 PM)






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