[xj] A/C Parts-87 XJ6

I know it is not the time of the year to worry about a/c for most, but in
Florida we still have need to use it. :slight_smile: I had my system tested and found
the problem. The expansion valve is blocked and caused a schrader valve to
leak. I have been advised to go with R134 by one shop and stay with freon by
another. Anyone that has changed to R134 care to comment? Anywho, I need to
change out the expansion valve and drier. Are these strictly Jaguar parts or
is there a GM equivalent? Or any other equivalent? Part numbers? Thanks
for your help.

Mike
87 xj6 s3

Mike,

I’ve done the R-134 thing and it works fine. When you do it, be
sure to drain the compressor oil and replace it with the proper
type and also replace the drier.

The expansion valve and drier are standars US made parts and can
be had through NAPA and most other “real” auto parts chains.

As a rule, don’t buy any air conditioning parts that have
dancing penguins on the box.

You can check the parts exchange guide at jag-lovers- xj for the
numbers.

MichaelP1@aol.com wrote:>

Anywho, I need to
change out the expansion valve and drier. Are these strictly Jaguar parts or
is there a GM equivalent? Or any other equivalent? Part numbers? Thanks
for your help.

Mike
87 xj6 s3


Michael Stanford

Cicada Effects | http://www.cicadafx.com
704.367.0744 | 501 Mammoth Oaks Drive
Fax.367.0877 | Charlotte, NC 28270

Mike!

Can you do this? Where is the expansion valve located??? Do you have to
only replace the drier and valve to do a compressor (ie and not the
evaporator core o-rings?)

I’m changing compressors AGAIN and really don’t want to shell out for the
R12. Who’s got info for me??? No problem replacing the drier.

I’ve done the R-134 thing and it works fine. When you do it, be
sure to drain the compressor oil and replace it with the proper
type and also replace the drier.

The expansion valve and drier are standars US made parts and can
be had through NAPA and most other “real” auto parts chains.

As a rule, don’t buy any air conditioning parts that have
dancing penguins on the box.

You can check the parts exchange guide at jag-lovers- xj for the
numbers.

MichaelP1@aol.com wrote:

Anywho, I need to
change out the expansion valve and drier. Are these strictly Jaguar
parts or>> is there a GM equivalent? Or any other equivalent? Part numbers? Thanks

for your help.

Mike
87 xj6 s3


Michael Stanford

Cicada Effects | http://www.cicadafx.com
704.367.0744 | 501 Mammoth Oaks Drive
Fax.367.0877 | Charlotte, NC 28270


Cheers-

William “Chip” Lamb
1976 Jaguar XJ6L, 140k miles “Julia”
1960 SAAB 93F, GT-850 transplant “Inga”
Visit Lady Julia’s Jag Page and The Saab Enthusiast
http://www.jag-lovers.org/lumps/chip/
http://users.aol.com/spgone/saab/saabpage.htm


Sure,

Your compressor will most likely come dry, no oil. Just get a
new drier, drain any hoses you take off the car and recharge
with R-134 and the proper oil. I am running PAG oil.

Go look at the links http://www.cicadafx.com/jag/ and hunt up
some more AC info. If you want to get serious, go look at the
EPA licensing link and get yourself certified. You can take the
test online and that license will enable you to buy your own
R-12 and other refrigerants. R-134 is only going to be sold to
the general public for a short while longer.

Big pain in the tail is the adaptor fittings. You can get akit
at most auto-parts places and if you don’t install them
permanantly (with the glue), you can still use your R-12 guages
to measure pressures.

You will need to buy a new can piercing valve and charging hose
for the R-134, since it has a different thread than the R-12
cans. Put in about 26 ounces of 134 in the standard Jag system.

Be sure to properly evacuate down to 28" or so for at least an
hour before charging.

William C.W. Lamb wrote:>

Mike!

Can you do this? Where is the expansion valve located??? Do you have to
only replace the drier and valve to do a compressor (ie and not the
evaporator core o-rings?)

I’m changing compressors AGAIN and really don’t want to shell out for the
R12. Who’s got info for me??? No problem replacing the drier.

I’ve done the R-134 thing and it works fine. When you do it, be
sure to drain the compressor oil and replace it with the proper
type and also replace the drier.

The expansion valve and drier are standars US made parts and can
be had through NAPA and most other “real” auto parts chains.

As a rule, don’t buy any air conditioning parts that have
dancing penguins on the box.

You can check the parts exchange guide at jag-lovers- xj for the
numbers.

MichaelP1@aol.com wrote:

Anywho, I need to
change out the expansion valve and drier. Are these strictly Jaguar
parts or

is there a GM equivalent? Or any other equivalent? Part numbers? Thanks
for your help.

Mike
87 xj6 s3


Michael Stanford

Cicada Effects | http://www.cicadafx.com
704.367.0744 | 501 Mammoth Oaks Drive
Fax.367.0877 | Charlotte, NC 28270


Cheers-

William “Chip” Lamb
1976 Jaguar XJ6L, 140k miles “Julia”
1960 SAAB 93F, GT-850 transplant “Inga”
Visit Lady Julia’s Jag Page and The Saab Enthusiast
http://www.jag-lovers.org/lumps/chip/
http://users.aol.com/spgone/saab/saabpage.htm



Michael Stanford

Cicada Effects | http://www.cicadafx.com
704.367.0744 | 501 Mammoth Oaks Drive
Fax.367.0877 | Charlotte, NC 28270