[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

Re: AC Condensor repaired

On Thu, 25 Jul 1996, Bob D'Amato wrote:

> Well, After a long and grueling search for an AC condensor for my 
> sister's 90Q, I determined that used ones cant be found, and new ones are 
> waaaay too expensive (Cheapest I found was $374).
> I got the old one repaired. I would have done it myself, by my stick 
> welder only goes down to 5 amps, and I feared it was still too much for 
> the thin aluminum, and it would burn through. I brought it to a local 
> radiator shop who was absolutely terrific. (Perraults, Meriden, CT) They 
> did it in 1/2 a day, and the work was beautiful, best of all, it only 
> costs $30. Sure beats a new one!!!
> -Tip of the day... Do NOT itch your eye while airborn...it makes for a 
> painful landing!!! OUCH!
> as they say... " The difference between genius and stupidity, is that 
> genius has its limits"
> Bob
> _____________________________________________________________________
> bob.damato@snet.com (Temporarily Down!!!)
> 	              http://http://home.earthlink.net/~willyt/deltat.html	
> The Southern New England Telephone Co.	     |Phone: 203-771-7081
> Information and Technology Center            |Fax:   203-773-3398
> 300 George St. New Haven CT  06510           |Pager: Dont count on it
>              Drive Safe, Drive Fast, Drive a Quattro
I got a condensor from a company in California, but I can't remember the
name.  It works on GM cars also.  It only costs $150 new.  Now that the
A/C works it seems to work all the time.  The compressor gets so cold that
even when the A/C is off the compressor pulley freezes and the belt
squeals like there is a raptor (one of those flying dinosaur things) under
the hood.  I had someone look at it and they thought the shims were off on
the clutch.  Should I just change the entire clutch?  I saw a special at
Blaufergnugen for $150.

Too Much Heat Right Now In Seattle--
Nathan Belo
'88 90Q