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Re: Update to CFC-free AC compressor...
On Jan 31, 1:51am, Daniel Hussy wrote:
> Subject: Update to CFC-free AC compressor...
> I am wondering if anyone her
> e had done this? And, how hard is it? Do you have to change out the entire
> system, or just replace the compressor with this new (updated) type? And, if
> ot, can an AC compressor be repaired? And, just out of curiousity, how much
> uld an OEM AC compressor for an Audi 5kTQ cost? Any info on this topic would
> be appreciated. TIA.
I looked into this when my compressor bit the dust last summer.
A rebuilt compressor is cheap (at least if you have the AC Delco
Harrison unit) -- $130 or so -- even at the local mass-market
parts store (I checked at Grand Auto), and is capable of handling
the new CFC-free refrigerant. To convert the entire system, you
have to replace the receiver and drier (?) as well, but I seem
to remember that you're supposed to do this even if you don't
It doesn't seem to be a big deal, except that you have to have someone
evacuate your system, and then recharge it with the new refrigerant.
Several other people on the list are more knowledgeable than I in
this regard, and I'm sure they'll say more ..
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