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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2010, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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drip while A/C running

Hi, guys

I have an 84 spider and have he A/C running but there is a drip on the passenger side of the car inside is there a hose that sends that water to the outside of the car? If So

1. where can i locate it in under the dash?
2. How hard is it to replace and route to where it is supposed to be.
3. Who sells the hose if i have to replace it or fix it.


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2010, 07:41 PM
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Water driping from the AC

Same problem on my Alfetta GT. I'm sure that it is water/ice condensing on the cold inlet, just before it enters the evaporator. My drain hose is open and it does drip water that condenses on the eveporator.
You could verify by doing a long drive with the AC. Stop, run around and check it out. Our your passenger could ride with their head down there and let you know. Whatever. . . .
Some day I will wrap it in some foam tape or something like that.
Bugs the heck out of the wife when she wears sandels and we go on long trips.
re: the drip hose that exits under the car. Not sure about the Spider but you can start from under the car and find the drip hose and then follow it thru the floor, under the carpet and then attaches to an outlet at the bottom of the evaporator. The hose in my Milano has clogged with leaves, etc. and I had to detach it from the evaporator it and blow it out .

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2010, 07:55 PM
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If there's any exposed metal on the lines there it will condense and drip. The stuff you want is called tar tape. It's surprisingly tough to find but Napa Auto carried it.

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Duhhh. I completely forgot I have that stuff. Bought it at Car Quest Auto Parts. Thanks for reminding me Gubi/Tom.
Its called 3M Strip Calk. 12"trips of black sticky stuff about the diameter as licorice. I used it to fill in the 2 holes where the AC lines pass thru the firewall.

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Nope, that's the wrong stuff. That's used for filling body gaps and is like modeling clay. Tar tape is a...well, tape. A thick tape coated in sticky tar. That's what you want.

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Thanks guys i will be checking it out

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How much freeze 12 to use on a 1984 alfa spider

Hi, guys

well i went the freeze 12 route for my air conditioning I was wondering how many ounces should i put in for the air conditioning. I have already put in 24 ounces two cans. the system did not have R12 in it so i had to start fresh.

Can anyone let me know how much it calls for.

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Hopefully someone's still around to answer this.
You said the hose on your Milano was clogged.
I believe that's my problem.
Problem: I can't find it!
Will you please describe exactly where to find it?
I can't get underneath far enough to look for it and
reaching down along the firewall didn't help.
Thanks.
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US Milano? ~3/4" black rubber hose down by your foot to the right of the gas pedal. It comes up through the firewall and connects to the bottom of the airbox in the center console. Stick your head down in the footwell and you should see it.

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I'll give it a try! Thanks!
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OK, I found it! Seems to be clear.
Guess I might have other issues.
Thanks again!
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