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Old 11-20-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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Leaking air conditioning hose diesel pusher

I have a 2001 Dutchstar DP with the condenser in the rear side mounted position. The hose going into the bottom of the condenser is leaking oil. Of course this is the hose that goes all the way to the front and connects to the receiver dryer. According to Freightliner this hose does not have any repairable parts and would have to be replaced at a cost of over $600. Does anyone have knowledge about this hose and should there not be a bushing inside the nut that may need to be replaced?

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Old 11-20-2012, 03:04 PM   #2
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Evans Tempcon makes a majority of A/c Systems for RV's. This shows there is a replaceable brass ferrule and an "O" ring in the connectors. Evans Tempcon, Inc If the hose is leaking, an air conditioning shop could probably replace a section. My hose from the compressor has a connection (fitting) in the side rail above the rear axle.

The Evans site has manuals and troubleshooting info: Evans Tempcon, Inc

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:45 AM   #3
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Thanks much. I've also come across a website which sells a tool that can be used to replace the aluminum end connectors. Hopefully, I won't have to spend $600 for the entire hose. I will check into the Evans website on those parts. I was briefly in there yesterday.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:50 AM   #4
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Hopefully an economical fix is available instead of having to buy the entire hose. Let us know what you find out.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:45 AM   #5
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I found some info that says the end of the hose might be able to be replaced. I'll let you know. Thanks for the post.
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