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Old 06-18-2022, 10:53 PM   #1
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Default 83 242 with 91-92 Orifice tube AC and York compressor

Is it possible to use the York compressor with the 91-92 AC system? I know it is not the most efficient compressor, but I am just trying to improve my girlfriend's AC, without needing to change the compressor, while I gather the parts to do the power steering rack and pump.
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Old 06-19-2022, 08:49 AM   #2
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Did you know that the expansion valve is adjustable? Turn the Allen plug all the way in back out 2 turns. Clean all of the bugs/road trash on the condenser.
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Old 06-19-2022, 07:37 PM   #3
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Did you know that the expansion valve is adjustable? Turn the Allen plug all the way in back out 2 turns. Clean all of the bugs/road trash on the condenser.
Expansion valve and envirosafe refrigerant aren't very friendly. I would like the oriface tube and larger evaporator to improve the AC performance.
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Old 06-20-2022, 08:43 AM   #4
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Also the heater valve might not be completely shutting off. The Phillips head screw can adjust it..
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Old 06-20-2022, 10:18 PM   #5
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No you cannot use the York compressor in that setup. There wouldn't be any way to adjust the belt tension. A rebuilt rotary compressor isn't that expensive. https://www.ebay.com/itm/40363814790...MAAOSwfgZicauU

That listing claims to come with the other stuff needed to work on the system.
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