Back in October of 08 I did a major AC on a 2003 Explorer with a 4.6L v8. It came back yesterday Customer complaint of no cold air. I checked for pressure and it had none so I aired it up expecting to find a blown hose. Had a huge leak coming from the engine side of the compressor. The compressor BTW is a major job to replace on this truck. I pulled the compressor out and this is what I found. No metal in the orifice tube. I replaced the compressor with another brand new one, new dryer new tube, oil and charged it back up. I have never seen one actully blow apart. We give a year warranty and ate this job since it was less than a year since I did it.