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Old 02-11-2020, 02:06 PM   #1
damon forrer
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Yellow plastic tip on the end of the AC hoses

I have just had my compressor to condenser hose extened to work on my LS swap. One of the guys at work TIG welded a pipe sleeve into the metal part of the hose to extend it 3" for me.
In the process he melted off the little yellow plastic end that is just before the O-ring.

Do you think the yellow plastic tip is necessary? The best we can figure is that is there to retain the O-ring when the hose is removed. The o-ring creates the seal so do you think I need the yellow plastic tip, and if so why?
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