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Quattro def & A/C comp

On Tue, 9 Jan 1996 DH5481@aol.com wrote:

> 1.  The quattro on the rear glass - is this the ant booster, or part of my
> defroster?  It doesn't defrost with the rest of the rear window...

On my 5KCSTQ, the "Quattro" lines in the rear glass defrost with the rest 
of the defrost lines, and I can read "Quattro" straight forwards in the 
rear mirror:-)  (Funny what can amuse an Audiphile!)

> 3.  Has anyone considered replacing the stock A/C compressor with something
> more current?  Considering the platform its mounted on, it shouldn't be hard
> to mount a better compressor that has close to the same flow and pressure
> specs...  Wouldn't that reduce the load when it cycles?

I've considered it, but not seriously.  That is alot of work.  However, 
since it is a Harrison compressor, It may not be too difficult to replace 
it with one of higher capacity.  If I had time, and a machine shop to fab 
the brackets, I would use a Mitsubishi scroll type compressor.  I think 
they are used in 'Miss Piggy', the 3000 GT.  This compressor is SILENT, 
and very smooth running.  Also, it has a HUGE capacity.  I sat in an 
Aurora last summer in Phoenix, that had a Mitsu scroll compressor, and it 
was very impressive how cold that car was getting in the 100 degree 
Phoenix sun, with no compressor growl!

> 4.  For those who have put an aftermarket stereo in - how did you handle
> powering the antenna booster?

Most aftermarket radios have an antenna wire that signals the antenna to 
go up.  Some are 12V when on, while some are ground when on.


Graydon D. Stuckey								
'86 Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro, GDS Racing Stage II				
'85 Mazda RX7 GS 12A-leaning-towards-a-13B-soon