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Ford Falcon A/C unit

  • By Graham Smith
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Q

I've had to replace the A/C compressor unit in my EBII Ford Falcon three times in the last 10 years; I've also replaced the evaporator unit twice in the same time. Would you be able to recommend an A/C unit complete that I should not have to replace within five years?

Graham Smith
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A

A/C compressors mostly fail because of a lack of lubricant through a loss of refrigerant gas in the system. The gas carries the   lubricant that keeps the compressor and other system components alive. I can't recommend an alternative system that you could turn to for your car, instead I would have the system checked for leaks that might be causing a loss of refrigerant, make sure the system is fully gassed, and check it at least annually.

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  • BOTTOM LINE - DONT TURN IT OFF !

    thomo Posted on 17 March 2012 8:35am
  • I had an EBII purchased new Jan 93, for 14 yrs ran the A/C all the time, recharged it a couple of times and the A/C worked fine when I traded the car in 2007.

    Denis of Melbourne Posted on 16 March 2012 11:16pm
  • What Graham is trying to sell you is stop being a tight arse and use your AC in the winter to keep the internals/seals lubricated.

    Ivan Posted on 16 March 2012 6:00am

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