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    Which AC evaporator is this?






    I'm running 2nd gen accessories in a 1st gen truck and the 2nd gen dryer and lines won't fit the 1st gen evaporator. It appears that these guys have found an evaporator compatible with teh 2nd gen parts and that fits in the 1st gen housing..

    I picked up a 2nd gen evaporator from a u-pull-it yard but it will not fit in my 1st gen housing..

    Please advise..

    Thanks!

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    i replied to your pm. but will reply here for anyone else who wants to know.

    factory 1st gen evaporator and condenser with a 2nd gen dryer and AC line assmebly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6SpeedBlazer View Post
    i replied to your pm. but will reply here for anyone else who wants to know.

    factory 1st gen evaporator and condenser with a 2nd gen dryer and AC line assmebly.

    How did you get the 2nd gen dryer and lines to bolt to the 1st gen evaporator? The fittings on the set I have are different...???

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    The fitting on the dryer and evap were a little tight but it bolts up fine with no leaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6SpeedBlazer View Post
    The fitting on the dryer and evap were a little tight but it bolts up fine with no leaks.
    Cool thanks! I noticed they were tight as well and I was afraid I was going to ruin the threads.. I'll just keep turning...

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    what Mark said.....I took the chance and bought the 2nd gen dryer and it didn't seem like it wanted to bolt up, but did with no leaks and the A/C is nice and cold. I think the last time I replaced the evap I used a 2nd gen

    I just cleared out some of my PMs too, didn't know they were full
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    Quote Originally Posted by blazin4low View Post
    what Mark said.....I took the chance and bought the 2nd gen dryer and it didn't seem like it wanted to bolt up, but did with no leaks and the A/C is nice and cold. I think the last time I replaced the evap I used a 2nd gen

    I just cleared out some of my PMs too, didn't know they were full
    a second gen evap core is way to big to fit inside the first gen housing.


    When i was setting up my truck is considered swapping to a second gen evap housing but never got that far.

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    got the names of parts mixed up, been awhile on the a/c

    I believe I used a 2nd gen condenser last time, so that would be on mine, 1st gen evap, 2nd gen dryer-condenser-lines-compressor
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    i do suggest using a 2nd gen condenser. that was a plan on my list that never made it.

    2nd gens run a parallel flow style condenser that is more efficient that the old tube and fin style the first gens run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6SpeedBlazer View Post
    i do suggest using a 2nd gen condenser. that was a plan on my list that never made it.

    2nd gens run a parallel flow style condenser that is more efficient that the old tube and fin style the first gens run.

    Yep, I already have one.. The plan is to run everything 2nd gen expect for the evaporator..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattjw76 View Post
    Yep, I already have one.. The plan is to run everything 2nd gen expect for the evaporator..
    that's the best idea
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