I used a new GM orifice tube and the short end goes in first, the long end is just inside the tubing. Just where you can grab it with needle nose pliers to remove it.
I made sure there was nothing in the system to plug it up by reverse flushing everything. (except the compressor).
I may have to pull it out and check it.
There seems like something could be plugging the orifice because the low side pressure drops so much. But why is the high side pressure so low? I would think that if something was blocking anything in the system, the high side pressure would be off the gauge.
What is this Ford adjustable cycle switch?