Engine Bay Repaint

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One ‘defect’ with my car that has bothered me was that my engine bay was looking very worn for such a low mileage car. I don’t know if it was just from past owner neglect, but it was getting under my skin. Some areas were flat, some were lighter grey, some were shiny black. Everything […]

How To: Unorthodox A/C Accumulator Removal

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The A/C accumulator (also know as the dryer) removes the moisture, oils, and liquids from the AC system after it leaves the evaporator before returning to the compressor, sending back only the coolant as a vapor. Liquid coolant will have a chance to return to vapor form, and any oils that escaped from the compressor […]

The Summer Job (Round 1)

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Current work underway: – Replace slow leaking A/C compressor – Replace accumulator, low pressure switch, and orifice tube – Paint engine compartment walls – Replace rusted bolts/nuts with stainless – Hide wire bundle under manifold – Paint engine cover hinges – Clean engine/engine compartment – Pressure test A/C and refill with R12 So far I […]