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Aircon O Rings

Discussion in 'Motors' started by mollymoo, 20 Sep 2021.

  1. mollymoo

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Mar 2009

    Posts: 3,037

    Location: North

    Would you go genuine or thereabouts from a pack of generic O rings?

    The genuine are looking like £25.00 for two and a pack of generics about £7.00.
     
  2. Finglonga

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Aug 2008

    Posts: 1,844

    Location: Stafford

    £25 means chances are they will last the life of the car. £7 means you may need to change them again. I would not skimp personally.
     
  3. Entai

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 28 Feb 2004

    Posts: 74,127

    Get the genuine ones that are made specifically for Air con, and specifically for your car and the correct gas in your car.

    Get the wrong ones, and there is a very high chance the gas in the Air Con circuit will eat through the seals.

    Even the right seals for a different gas could get destroyed by the gas in your car.
     
  4. OpenToSuggestions

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Aug 2006

    Posts: 11,113

    Location: Derbyshire

    Even the job is easy (I bet it is not) I would buy genuine so you are 100% sure they will last another 10+ years.
     
  5. mollymoo

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Mar 2009

    Posts: 3,037

    Location: North

    Thank you all, I ended up buying a condenser that comes with the correct o rings so no need to pay the overly inflated prices for delivery that they were charging.
     
  6. Jonnycoupe

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,965

    Location: N.Warks

    Basically you want green ones HNBR (or bmw like purple) a normal black o ring won’t work properly on a air conditioning system.
     
  7. mollymoo

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Mar 2009

    Posts: 3,037

    Location: North

    The genuine part from Honda is a black o ring, which threw me a bit because I always thought they should be green.