A/C compressor seal replacement

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bbaxter
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A/C compressor seal replacement

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I have two relatively new A/C compressors that are leaking freon from the front pully. One is in a '85 E30 the other is from a '95 M3. Does anyone have a source for either new seals, so I can repair them myself. Or someone I could send them to that can rebuild them? I am tired of buying new ones. Second time they have craped out within a years time. Thanks, bbaxter
Mike W.
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Re: A/C compressor seal replacement

Post by Mike W. »

That front seal does seem to be the failure pont on the wingcell compressors. Seems like they have 2 modes, slight weeppage and fully blown. Note not leaking at all is not one mode.

Seals are surely available somehow, somewhere, but I don't know where. There is a guy here, Jay I think it is, who does rebuild them. Probably for less than the cost of a Rockauto or wherever rebuild and likely a better job although I've never used his services. I don't know that he sells seals separately, but he might. Even if it's at a distinct premium to what he pays for them it would still be a service and a bargain.
bbaxter
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Re: A/C compressor seal replacement

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Thanks I will try to contact Jay.
garageboy
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Re: A/C compressor seal replacement

Post by garageboy »

Here's Jay's site:
https://www.jaysbmwparts.com/

His profile here:
https://www.mye28.com/memberlist.php?mo ... le&u=20129

I have not used him. Yet. Please let us know how it works out.
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