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    Posted: 11-March-2017 at 5:51AM
I think I have a good method to share for flushing components while they are removed from the system. I was not satisfied with the standard aerosol or liquid and air pressure. You get too much air blowing by the solids, never getting a good thorough push through the tube. I used a vacuum method. On one end, hooked up my Moeller 5 quart hand operated vacuum pump. Other end, I submerged in a bucket of solution. Vacuum away, I was able to keep a continuous flow going by keeping the bucket replenished. I was amazed how much oil and stuff came out. Emptied Moeller and did it again, until it was flowing clear. Then I vacuumed out as much of the solution and mist as possible, and then finished off with compressed air. Totally confident the tubes are now clear. For the condenser, Since the drier was removed, I simply put a piece of clear tubing in its place.
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sounds like your method is the best. yes the oil will settle in every low spot and corner.
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