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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-15-2018, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Did I get the right receiver/drier?

I have a 2006 Elise and I'm fixing my blower resistors. I ordered the NAPA TEM 208312 A/C receiver drier based on the advice of the forum. This thread for example.

The part I received doesn't fit. The fitting on the output side is too small at the inner diameter. The pipe is too big to get in to the drier so the flare can seat. The pipes seem identical on both sides. Did I get the wrong part or is this a 2006 thing?

New is on the right in the picture with the original drier on the left.

I plan to call CoolStream in the morning, but I am wondering also if I should try and get money back for the NAPA possible mistake.

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It is a super common dryer

#8 Both sides iirc
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Please let us know what you learn, if you identify/purchase a generic unit (Coolstream?) which fits properly. I too will need to address this. Thanks.

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Vintage Air

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should work

I ended up buying a slightly stubbier one[because of my custom closing panel] I would have to search through my old emails to find it

Just to be clear they are not a flare, they are oring seal, you need to find the exact right oring, and really really close will not do.

Again the Vintage orings fit and are cheap.

there is a thread where I gave the part numbers that work
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Please let us know what you learn, if you identify/purchase a generic unit (Coolstream?) which fits properly. I too will need to address this. Thanks.
I have a ColdStream sourced unit inbound. I'll update everyone as to how it fits.

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The updated part number from Coolstream is 37-13412-AM. It was shipped same day and it fits!

I still don't know if the NAPA part number was a fluke or if it's been updated to an incompatible part.

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So some weeks ago I had installed the Napa TEM 208312 drier without vacuum testing and bolted the front clam back on (I need to road test transmission).

Only today did I get to vacuum testing the A/C. NOTE TO SELF: vacuum test before re-instlaling clam.

I was might worried I had overlooked the Napa unit's ill fitment and that I would get a leak given this post.

The vacuum held great.

So for me, the Napa unit, ordered November 2017, worked fine.

So perhaps the OP's Napa unit was mislabeled or something.

P.S. On a sunny, 72 degree day, I was getting 48 F from the vents, after filing with the 134a.

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