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A/C Fitting Torque Guide


he following is a general list of recommended torque values for standard O-ring fittings for reference during service operations.

Always use specific torque values on installation instructions over these general values.

HOSE FITTING CONNECTIONS -- RECOMMENDED TORQUE VALUE:
Fitting Size* Thread Size Torque Value (ft/lbs)
# 6 5/8-18 11 to 13
# 8 3/4 - 16 or 18 15 to 18
#10 7/8 - 14 or 18 18 to 22
#12 11/16 - 14 or 16 24 to 28

*Do not judge fitting size by the size of the hose. Many times they will not be the same.



COMPRESSOR FITTINGS AND SERVICE VALVES
Type Thread Size Torque Value (ft/lbs)
3-Way Service Valve to Compressor Fitting 1-14 20-40
Compressor: Sanden, Seltec, Zexel 3/4-16 18-22
   7/8-14 18-22


HOSE TO METAL COMPRESSION FITTING
See specific instructions for this type fitting.

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