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  1. #1
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    Oil Additive For Voyagers Headers Now?

    I just had another restricted header on a Voyager and was going to replace the header with a TXV kit and now I m being told that this 1.5 year old (410A) RTU has an additive that can be injected (sold at your local rep per manufacturer) to remove the build up in the header? I have seen a lot in 20 plus years but handing out additives to fix issues out of warranty is.... My follow up is what is this going to do to the system 5-10 years out? Man I gotta hit the lottery and get out of this sh*t.
    Two wire hook up, three wire f**k up.

  2. #2
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    I don't recall a 410a system I've opened that didn't have some form of gunk in the metering device. Luckily the expansion valves can be disassembled & cleaned with relative ease. Those headers, ahh I'm not a fan

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  3. #3
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    Try the additive and let us know how that works out..

  4. #4
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    Never heard of it and I was at my local Hunton today.

    Probably to busy messing with a CentraVac bearing someone brought in. An additive taht will cut through the gunk in a header seems like it would cut the oil.

    I think the Trane headers are easier to change than the Carrier headers.

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Six View Post
    I think the Trane headers are easier to change than the Carrier headers.
    ive never had the pleasure of replacing either one in all my years in commercial although ive heard stories that its a p.i.t.a. ... the outfit im with now the big cheese told me either quote a new evap or if available a txv conversion.

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    I posted a thread in Wall of Fame on one I did yesterday morning.

    Not that it was something to be proud of but I thought since so many seem to have questions about them I would photo document the steps.

    Pretty easy actually. Easier, quicker and cheaper than a new coil.

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