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Recommend me a generic O ring set.

Discussion in 'HVAC' started by zzyzzx, Mar 9, 2020.

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    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    Will the 270 piece sets I see widely available be sufficient?
    As long as it's HNBR should I care about the color? Some are purple.
    Is this a thing where I would potentially need a metric and SAE sizes?

    If It matters, I intend to use these on the following vehicles:
    1995 Escort LX
    1999 Oldsmobile Alero V6
    2000 Camry 5SFE
    And possible at some point:
    2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L (currently A/C removed on this vehicle).
    2011 Ford Edge 3.5L V6 (if it ever has an A/C issue, otherwise this car is like new).
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    Been reading the reviews on Amazon for the generic stets. People are complaining about the actual rings being too thin... and sometimes not actual HNBR
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    When I replaced the compressor on an '88 GL I only needed a couple 0-rings but I bought a complete rebuild kit. I think the whole rebuild set was only $4 or $5 at Auto Zone. This has been a few years ago but, I'd still expect them to be under $10. There's also the possibility that if you only needed 1 or 2 there would be other sizes that would fit applications on other models of your vehicles if needed. If you know what size you need it might be best to find a local business that specializes in seals and gaskets and buy what you need individually. You may have to pay a little more but then you'd know you were getting what you needed. I've got such a business here in town and have been there a few times when I only needed a piece of rubber gasket material or an o-ring that I didn't know the size of. I'd just take the old one with me and have them match it up. Sometimes if it's just an o-ring they'll hand it to me and say have a nice day. There has been a time or two the old one was damaged bad enough they didn't know for sure what I needed so they'd just give me 2 or 3 different sizes to be sure I got what I needed and not charge me anything. I suspect they do most of their business with industry and when an individual comes in they're not too worried about a couple $ .10 o-rings. They probably buy them by hundreds and probably have less than $ .01 each in them.

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