Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: Volvo 940GLE, GMC Suburban, Infiniti I30, Toyota Prius, VW GTI, MB SLK350, Lexus IS250
Location: San Jose, CA
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In Miami yes, in California there are just not that much moisture to be picked up by the desiccant in the dryer. I did a DIY compressor replacement a few years back. Didn't bother to replace the dryer/accummulator, closed it up immediately and had it evacuated the next day. This car is still running fine after 6 or 7 years and it was 6-7 years old at the time.
But I agree that it is a small insurance to an expensive job.