Re: Re: AC Tips?

From: Jamie C (
Date: Sat Mar 31 2012 - 15:46:05 EDT

Thanks for the replies.
My '96 never had decent cooling capabilities over 93ish degrees, so I was
wondering about some of the mod people do to try to improve the AC.
One is to install a ball valve in the heater lines to keep hot coolant from
entering the heater box during the summer. I looked and there's no
automatic heater bypass valve in my '96. Do the later models have them?
Another mod is to install an automatically adjusting orifice tube. If
interested, I found an interesting article about them here:

Does anyone have any experience with these mods? Any other tips to improve
Thanks again.

On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 1:36 PM, Mike Sykes <> wrote:

>>> Maybe change the filter/dryer as well. Not many chances to
> service the a/c so might as well do it all while you're in there.<<
> This. All of this.
> Make sure you get the AC oil also. You have to put a couple of ounces of
> it into the filter/dryer before you install it. You also have to make sure
> there's no dirt in the lines. If you have access to an air compressor it's
> easy to blow all the crap out of there.
> - miggity
> 00' stroked R/T CC
> DMLer since 1996!

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