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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:16 pm 
Saab Nut

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This is specifically on my rescue 9000Aero but applies to any Saab with a/c. The condenser on the a/c is aluminium, so is the coupling nut on the pipes. The AL on the aftermarket condenser is quite soft and if the nut picks up, which will happen if just left alone for years, you are in trouble. It can seize pretty solid and and get worse as you attempt to either tighten or undo the nut, so much so that you can wreck the condenser if not careful. The problem is not so bad at the dryer as the male thread on the dryer is steel but it can still be tricky. Brand new hoses and components spin up easily but trying to fit used hoses can be a problem. I have read somewhere that the dryer should be changed every 3 yrs. If that is the case -watch out,
I think I am ok, I have just ordered a new hose from Bill at great expense. Question is, is it wise to coat the threads in someting before coupling back up?

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